Hello #picbookbc family, it’s almost time for another chat! This month we’re joined by Sophie Beer as we celebrate picture books about Families!


Sophie is an award winning illustrator/author living on the Gold Coast, Queensland. She completed a Law and Creative Industries degree  at Queensland University of Technology . However most of her work is now in children’s and editorial illustration. Lucky for us we can now are  to swoon over her beautiful work in many picture books! Some of these beauties include Love Makes a Family, Arthur and the Tiger, Wren and Kindness makes us strong!. Make sure you have a look at all her beautiful work on her website.

Here are the chat questions for our dragon themed #picbookbc chat!

Q1. What’s a favourite family themed picture book and why? Share a pic!

Q2. ‘Love makes a family’ by Sophie Beer is an inclusive picture book that depicts a diverse range of families.Do you think stories of family diversity are becoming more common in picture books?

Q3. Share a picture book that celebrates LGBT families.

Q4. What would you like so see more of in family themed picture books?

There will be plenty of time at the end to ask our guest author/illustrator Sophie Beer all your questions! Horray!

We look forward to partying with you ‘picture book’ style on Thursday night the 8th of August at 8pm AEST for another #Picbookbc Twitter chat!

If you haven’t joined one of our chats before and wondering how it works head on over to our Welcome to the #picbookbc Twitter chat post!


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