On 25th August, during Children’s Book Week, it was announced that Lionel and Me was judged the Winner in the Sun Project: Shadow Judging Awards (the awards judged by the students) in the Early Childhood Section of the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Awards. The publisher, New Frontier Publishing, illustrator Tracie Grimwood and myself, were all absolutely over the moon.

At the Paperbarkwords blog (link below) there’s a great article about the writing of Lionel and Me, with thanks to Joy Lawn for publishing

LIONEL AND ME by Corinne Fenton Illustrated by Tracie Grimwood

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There was also an article in the Children’s Book Council Victorian Branch newsletter, written by Ruth Thatcher Featuring Lionel and Me as the first featured book for 2023. This is a wonderful resource sheet for CBCA members, teachers and schools. Thank you Ruth and the CBCA.

And for those Magpies subscribers, in the May 2023 Issue there’s an excellent article written by Brenton Cullen on The Power of Picture Books. It’s a Behind the Scenes look with Ten Picture Book Creators: Part One, including Jeannie Baker, Sue Whiting, Tania McCartney, Matt Ottley, Janeen Brian and myself, with Part Two coming this month.