BLOG

MAY #PICBOOKBC QUESTIONS

Honoured to be part of the Bird Boogie theme for this month’s# picbookbc – a Twitter chat to share book love and explore differently themed picture books on a regular basis. Pippa and I cannot wait!! Fly on by for a visit!

Picture Book Book Club

Horray! Our May #picbookbc chat is only 4 sleeps away! We are very excited to be celebrating ‘bird’  themed picture books with Dimity Powell!

BIRDS (1)Dimity lives in Queensland, Australia and enjoys writing for children, cooking, gardening and eating icecream! (yum).

She also believes that  ‘picture books are food for the soul, to be consumed as often as possible’. (I love this quote and couldnt agree more…with icecream perhaphs?! 🙂 )

Dimity has written three wonderful picture books – The Fix -It Man, At the End of Holyrood Lane, and Pippa.  At The End of Holyrood Lane was the SCBWI Crystal Kite Members Award Winner for the Australia/New Zealand region in 2019.

Untitled design (4)

Dimity’s latest picture book ‘Pippa’ was inspired by her childhood memories of pigeon keeping. This wonderful story takes the reader on an adventure with a little stubborn pigeon that is determined to spread her wings, take…

View original post 181 more words

SCBWI STATE CONFERENCE 2019 – Notes from Dimity Powell

Thank you, Dimity Powell for taking notes during several sessions of the sessions at the State Conference in Brisbane.

  • Susanne Gervay in conversation with Lisa Berryman, publisher at HarperCollins … On StoryCraft
  • Notes from the KidLit Movers & Shakers Panel
  • Things to expect from your publicity team upon publication – Publicity 101
  • Process of a Structural Edit
  • Key attributes to survive / prosper in this Industry … and more

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ

Gearing up for the SCBWI Queensland State Conference 2019

StoryCraft
Official Conference image: Graphic Designer, Ozan Tortop  Illustrator, Anil Tortop

By now you will have noticed the flurry of activity in SCBWI Queensland’s management committee … and maybe detected a bit of excitement building amongst members.

This is the first ever State Conference for our organisation in Queensland and yes, we are happy and proud to work towards it being the best ever … well, the best this year anyway as we plan to keep going in following years. We have heaps of fabulous presenters, interesting panellists, Pop-up New Book Bonanza, Illustrator Showcase and heaps more.

book girl grass hat
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

It’s the chance for our SCBWI tribe (plus non-members who’ll come, check us out and maybe join) to get together and share our passion for what we do. It’s not difficult to work that out either … we are writers and illustrators and we create great books for children and young adults – and proud of it too.

Conference date: Sunday, November 10, 2019

Price: $135 SCBWI members $165 Non-members

Check out the CONFERENCE page on this site for our Programme, our Faculty and how to book. Watch for further updates, including the TRYBOOKING site for both Conference and Editorial Appraisal opportunities.

 

 

 

Best Children’s Books I read in 2018: from Dimity Powell

It’s virtually impossible to remember the plethora of inspiring and inspirational children’s books I’ve read this year. But Mia Macrossan​ from StoryLinks Children’s Books Reviewed​ set a challenge I couldn’t ignore. Here are a smattering of some of my favourites this year.

Visit the StoryLinks site for more best reads by various kids’ lit peeps. #kidslit #childrensbooks Jenny Stubbs​ #picturebook #LoveOzYA #middlegradefiction #versenovels #graphicnovels #juniorfiction #hardtochoos

Dimity Powell is a children’s author who recently published At the End of Holyrood Lane.
This is super hard btw but here are my attempts at narrowing things down – not something that I’m naturally good at! (You’ll note, I’ve blatantly ignored the rule of  three concept, apologies)
  1. Non-Fiction: Real Food Kids Will Love by Annabel Karmel – there’s been a flood of Great Women, Great Guy type NF books this year and the Little People series is a fave, insects featured a lot too,  but this one takes the cake, as it were.
  2. YA: Living on Hope Street by Demet Divaroren ties Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee
  3. Middle Grade Fiction: The Endsister by Penni Russon 
  4. Junior Fiction older readers: Natural Born Leader Loser by Oliver Phommavanh
  5. Picture Books early childhood: Want…

View original post 111 more words

Interview with Dimity Powell author of At the End of Holyrood Lane – Readilearn

Spend a moment or two with children’s author, Dimity Powell as Norah Colvin from Readilearn uncovers more of the story behind the story of At The End of Holyrood Lane, Dimity’s latest picture book.

via Interview with Dimity Powell author of At the End of Holyrood Lane – Readilearn