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Tag: Childrens books

New book series to take young readers on an adventure

A new book series is set to inspire young readers with a story about friendship that’s full of adventure.   Pepper Creek Ponies, written by Newcastle-based author Jess Black, follows the lives of...

Grandma’s cuddles back on the cards this Christmas

Janice McKay says embracing her grandchildren again is like a dream come true. Kept apart for more than six months during lockdown, the Lake Macquarie grandmother spent her days finding creative ways to...

The Spotty Socked Lops book bounces onto shelves

Can you imagine what the pandemic might look like to a pair of rabbits? An emerging children’s author in Newcastle has published a book that explores just that. Former University of Newcastle student Meg...

Chasing the Moon captures Newcastle’s magic

When her two-year-old daughter couldn't sleep, Liesel Rickarby's husband began a tradition of driving her around Newcastle, until she finally dozed off. The weary first-time dad would pass some of the city's most...

WIN! Children’s book follows everyday adventures

Soldier crabs running, jellyfish floating, pelicans gliding. These are just some of the things you can photograph when you’re out and about during the day. What photos of native creatures have you taken...

Children’s book a “lifesaver” after cancer diagnosis

Talented illustrator Nandina Vines says working on a children's book during her treatment for breast cancer proved to be a "lifesaver". Ms Vines, who was always a keen drawer, enjoyed a long-lasting and...

Grandma writes book to help explain coronavirus

When Janice McKay’s grandchildren started asking her why COVID-19 meant they could no longer have their regular visits, the clinical psychologist decided to write them a book to explain it. The pair, now...

Kitty book series is purrfect for little imaginations

Kitty believes anything is possible. She is gutsy, she is curious and she is loved. Kitty, however, is not a cat. She is the character that Novocastrian author Jess Black has lived with...
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