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Illustrator Spotlight: Cate James

Please check out Cate James’s beautiful work:

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Read all about Cate James on her site.


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A Great Day at the Fair.

The Royalla Roundup proved to be a fantastic Fair day, celebrated and enjoyed by all community members, neighbours, friends and visitors. Everyone who came was welcome to share in the delights of the fabulous Autumn weather as well as the country air and atmosphere. 899 more words

Children's Books

Memories of my school library

For many years I had the joy of purchasing books for school libraries, mainly for the 7 to 13 age group.  I read most of the books aimed at the 10+ group and delighted in many of them.  521 more words

Book Review

The Lion and the Bird by Marianne Dubuc

One autumn, lion finds an injured bird in his garden and generously invites him to spend the winter in his cosy little house, with the assurance, “You won’t be cold here.” As it turns out, of course, bird isn’t the only one in need of warmth, particularly the special kind that lonely hearts yearn for. 137 more words

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Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

My son was only two when I first read him a library copy of Where the Wild Things Are. To say that he didn’t like it would be an understatement: he absolutely hated it and refused to sit through it again. 286 more words

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Interview With Picture Book Author Laura Sassi

I met Laura Sassi at a workshop event held by the New Jersey chapter of the SCBWI http://www.njscbwi.org. Laura hosts a wonderful blog Laura Sassi Tales where she blogs about crafts, activities and stories for children. 933 more words



Thank you to the RAW team for organising a great Artist Showcase last Friday night.

It was lovely to meet new creative friends and have the opportunity to showcase my work.