Lionel and Me – Published by New Frontier Publishing, illustrated by Tracie Grimwood, written by yours truly.
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged and a few nice things have happened with Lionel and Me which are exciting. In my last post I shared that this book had been named a Notable Book in the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Awards in the Early Childhood category.
A month later, illustrator Tracie Grimwood, publisher New Frontier Publishing and myself, were delighted to learn that Lionel and Me had made the Short List for the CBCA awards. Maverick and Lionel knew something important had happened – they just didn’t know quite what, although they still enjoyed the fuss.
Maverick also enjoyed some more pampering this week when we celebrated his 12th birthday. It seems only yesterday he was a fluffy, tumbling puppy.
There have been some lovely reviews of the book, some of which are on my website, but in the current CBCA Newsletter, Lionel and Me is the first Featured book for 2023 in Exploring Australian books in early childhood settings. Ruth Thatcher has written a wonderful resource/review/background/activity sheet on how the book can be used in a school, library, kindergarten or childcare setting. Thank you Ruth. Here’s the link:
Over the next few weeks I’ll be visiting libraries in country Victoria and South Australia to share Lionel and Me and also presenting on the importance of social history picture books and the stories behind my stories.
See the links below: