February’s chat left as smiling from head to toe and we celebrated ‘Books that tickle your funny bone’ with the awesome Will Mabbitt!

He has written three picture books, all of which will give you chuckles galore! – This is NOT a Fairytale, This is NOT a bedtime story and I Can Only Draw Worms.

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Favourite picture books that made us giggle included Chicken nugget by Michelle Robinson & Tom McLaughlin, His Royal Tinyness by Sally Lloyd-Jones and David Roberts, Mo poke by Philip Bunting, Drac and the Gremlin by Allan Baillie and who could forget Mo Willams’ and his cheeky pigeon?!

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Others that got a shout out included the ‘Mr Panda’ series by Steve Antony, The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith , Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss and Jon Klassen and his ‘hat’ series.

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When discussing what makes a picture book a ‘belly fully of laughs’ we all agreed that how the reader delivers the book to the audience is a big factor. Also some chatters enjoyed deadpan humour, absurd/silliness, illustrations contradicting the text and riddles.

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Will also made the point that for him, it is all to do with timing.  The words, illustrations, and design need to work together to make a joke work.

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We all agreed that culture is a big factor in how humour in picture books changes between countries/regions.  Slang , local view points, sensitive topics ,political correctness and how books are translated were also listed as important reasons.

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Illustrators play an important role in humours picture books whether it might be contradicting the text or enhancing it. They fuel the imaginations of the reader and extend the text and intent. It was also noted that an illustrator can add jokes and feelings that the author doesn’t have space to do with words.

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After a great discussion about our funny and laughs-a -plenty picture books…it was time to hand over to Will!

We learnt that another Picture book is in the pipeline for Will (yippee!!)) …however no worms this time!

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He finds Picture books more challenging to write than his Mabel Jones series for older readers.

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Also how Will got his ‘big break’ ..and how his work ended up at a publisher.

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We had such a such a fun time at this chat!!….and it wasn’t complete without a #wormoff …showcasing our very own worms! (You can still join in!…use the hashtag #wormoff)

To check out the whole chat head over to storify

Our next chat will be Thursday 8th of March at 8pm AEST. This is our special 1 year birthday celebration!!!


We are super excited for this one.

Stay tuned for details of our next theme and special guest by subscribing to the blog and following us on Twitter at @picturebookbc!

We look forward to seeing you then!

Join us for our 1 year anniversary as we continue to celebrate the wonderful world of Picture Books! 🙂

– Nicola 🙂



Happy New Year from the #picbookbc team! We are very excited to host our first chat for 2018!

To start the year off in style….and with a smile on our dials , we have the very talented Will Mabbitt as our special guest!!! (hooray!!)


Will has a background in children’s media, producing digital content for Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. He lives with his family and cats on the South Coast of England.

He has written three picture books, all of which will give you chuckles galore! – This is NOT a Fairytale, This is NOT a bedtime story and I Can Only Draw Worms.


‘I can only Draw worms’ is one of my favourite giggle worthy picture books. You might think worms are boring…but you’d be wrong.. These worms have INCREDIBLE adventures. Fun, funky and jazzy, yes a book about worms can be all those things! 🙂 This is also the first Picture Book written AND  illustrated by Will. He discovered he can draw worms!!!…but only worms ;). A shout out to Fred Blunt who created the spectacular illustrations for Will’s other two picture books.




He has also published 3 books in the ‘Mabel Jones’ series (plenty of laughs in these also!! ) which are published for primary school readers. If you want to know more about Will and his books, head on over to his website. You can also see what he is up to and give him a wave on Twitter , Instagram and Facebook. 



Here are the chat questions for Thursday night…so get your thinking caps on!!!

Q.1 What is a picture book that makes you giggle and why?! Share a pic!

Q.2 Humour is subjective. What do you think makes a picture book a belly full of laughs?

Q.3 How do you think humour books change between countries/regions?

Q.4 What role does the illustrator play in humours picture books?

There will also be plenty of time at the end to ask the Will Mabbitt your questions !

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday night the 1st of February at 8pm 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!

Also don’t forget Aussies, we are on daylight savings time! Here is a reminder for the chat times around the country! Also for Will’s UK fans we have included the time you need to set your alarms for…. so you don’t miss the party!!



See you on Thursday for a giggles, smiles and a celebration of Picture Books!

-Nicola 🙂



Lili Wilkinson is our lovely December guest and we are very lucky to get to watch as she enters the world of writing picture books for the first time. Lili wrote us this beautiful post about her experiences writing her first picture book, That Christmas Feeling, and how the opportunity came about!

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Writing a picture book is really, really different to writing a novel. I was
approached to write this book by my editor friend Susannah, who knows how
much I love Christmas. She wanted a sweet, heartwarming Christmas story that
wasn’t religious, and she thought I was the right person to write it.

I am VERY into Christmas. It starts in November when I make the Christmas
puddings with my mum and my son Banjo. The tree goes up on December 1
(never before), and Christmas is on. I have a massive playlist of Christmas music
that I love listening to, and one of my favourite nights is when we visit a family
friend’s house for a carol-singing party. Christmas Day itself is lovely, but really
it’s all about the lead-up to me – the Advent calendar, seeing wreaths on people’s
front doors, driving home and seeing twinkling lights. It’s the fizzy, exciting
feeling that Dottie talks about in the book.

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So I knew I wanted my Christmas book to be about family, because for me family
is a big part of Christmas. While I’m not religious, I’ve always been fond of the
Christmas story (with the baby Jesus and the manger and the wise men). For me,
the story is more moving if the religious element is removed – even though the
baby is born in such a humble place, to unimportant parents, he is still visited by
kings, because all new life is special and worthy of being celebrated.

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So the story came out of those thoughts. It went through quite a few edits, and I
found this process really fascinating. Making big editorial changes to a novel is
like trying to turn around a massive cruise ship – you can’t really see what you’re
doing and it’s going to take a lot of time to do it right and make sure the whole
thing doesn’t sink. It’s incredibly difficult to keep it all in your head, and to figure
out how each little change affects the rest of the story. But with a picture book,
you can really see the whole thing at once. Wonder what it would be like in
present instead of past tense? Give me ten minutes and I’ll rewrite it. We were
making significant changes to the text the day before it went to print. That part of
it felt very dynamic and exciting.

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But of course the best thing about the process was seeing the story come to life
through Amanda Francey’s stunning illustrations. It’s an amazing thing seeing
them all for the first time – just like the fizzy, exciting Christmas feeling!
And the thing I didn’t quite realise when I started, is that you get to share the
creative load – I don’t have to tell the whole story by myself!
I’ve definitely caught the picture book bug – this won’t be the last one you see
from me!

– Lili Wilkinson


You can find out more about Lili Wilkinson and the books she’s written on her website or follow her on Instagram and Twitter.  Don’t forget to also join Lili and the @PictureBookbc team this Thursday 7th December at 8pm AEST for our December Twitter Chat!


Time sure flies doesn’t it? It’s already time to gear up for our last #Picbookbc Twitter chat party for the year with the theme “Happy Holidays”!

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To finish off the year with a bang, we have the lovely Lili Wilkinson (@lililiwilkinson / @twitofalili) as our guest author for December! Lili is a fairly new comer to the picture book scene but she’s certainly not new to writing as she is best known as a YA author of books such as The Boundless Sublime and Green Valentine!

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Her first picture book is a gorgeous picture book called That Christmas Feeling with illustrations by Amanda Francey. That Christmas Feeling follows the story of Dottie who’s worried that the Christmas feeling that makes you all warm and fuzzy inside won’t be coming this year! Oh no! But even without their normal traditions of carols in the park and making Christmas pudding, Dottie and her family find a new reason to feel the joy of Christmas! If you haven’t already, make sure you read it, it’s definitely one to add to the Christmas collection!

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Lili also established insideadog.com.au, the Inky Awards and the Inkys Creative Reading Prize at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. She is certainly a champion for young readers and we love her for it! If you want to know more about Lili and her books, head on over to her website.

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And without further ado, here are the chat questions for Thursday!


1.Do you have a special picture book you enjoy reading every year over the holiday season ? Share a pic!

2. Many people take road trips over the holidays. What sort of picture books would be perfect to pass the time?

3. What holiday themed books do you think there should have more of?

4. What’s your favourite part of holiday themed books?

There will also be plenty of time at the end to ask the lovely Lili Wilkinson your questions so come prepared!

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday night the 7th Dec at 8pm AEST for another #Picbookbc Twitter chat! Remember to check your times too as we’re well into daylight savings time now!

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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!

See you Thursday!

– Ashleigh


Our November twitter chat celebrated ‘Food Glorious Food’. We were very privileged to have Hazel Edwards….the creator of the very iconic cake eating Hippo as our special guest.

As the countdown to the scrumptious food celebration began…Pre-chat snacks were shared!

Favourite food themed books included the very popular ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ by Dr Seuss, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle, ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy’ by Oliver Jeffers and ‘Kitchen Disco’ by Clare Foges and Al Murphy.

We also had a couple of classic favourites mentioned. These included ‘Ice Creams for Rosie’ by David and Rhonda Armitage, ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi and Ron Barrett and ‘Story-time in the Land of Nowhere’ by Mary Kendal Lee. Here we saw a glorious Ice Cream shop painted cream…covered in flags and bunting.

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We all agreed that a ‘food theme’ in picture books is so popular because it’s relatable to all. It was also mentioned that picture books that include food often include enjoyment, gluttonous behavior, mischief or something that is giggle worthy!

Hazel also mentioned that food is often linked to children’s books with all the spectacular launch cakes she has had! What an awesome combo…cake and glorious Picture Books!

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A further amazing food themed book launch was ‘Antarctic Dad’. This featured white themed food including meringue ice-burgs, fish and icy-poles.

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We all agreed that the purpose of food in picture books includes connectivity,  celebration, education of smart food choices and encouraging readers to taste something new! It was also mentioned that by having food themed picture books, it gives an insight into food from different cultures.

There was a wide range of foods the chat participants would like to see more of in Picture books! Brussel sprouts and celery were given a shout out as it was though they are poorly represented! Others chose some favourite cuisines including spaghetti, sushi, bubble tea and burgers! We also agreed it would be beneficial to see more picture books showing the journey of how food gets to our plates. Furthermore the importance and benefits of sourcing local produce.

After our four ‘Food Glorious Food’ themed questions it was time to hand over to Hazel!

We discovered that ‘Feymouse’ is one of Hazel’s most favourite characters in her books. Feymouse if a big clumsy cat born into a family of highly talented mice.

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A fun fact about Hazel’s iconic Hippo! Her four year old son suggested the character! The size of our grand ol friendly Hippo makes him reassuring for children.

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We had such a fun time celebrate ‘Food Glorious Food’ !! Thank you to everyone who joined us and our special guest Hazel Edwards.

To check out the whole chat head over to storify-

Our next chat will be Thursday 7th December at 8pm AEST. Stay tuned for details of our next theme and guest by subscribing to the blog and following us on Twitter at @picturebookbc!

We look forward to seeing you then!

Join us for our last chat of 2017 and celebrate the awesomeness of Picture Books 🙂

– Nicola 🙂


Picture book lovers! We are counting down until our very exciting November party! ‘Food Glorious Food’!!


We will be celebrating everything ‘food themed’ in Picture Books with the super amazing Hazel Edwards. This talented Australian author is best known for the children’s literature classic ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake’ series. She also writes for teenagers and adults and has published over 200 books across a range of genre’s and subjects.


In  2001, Hazel was awarded the Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellowship. She travelled to Casey Station on the ‘Polar Bird’ ice-ship. This visit inspired a range of creative projects. These include the young adult eco-thriller ‘Antarctica’s Frozen Chosen’, the Picture Book ‘ Antarctic Dad’ and the memoir, ‘ Antarctic Writer on Ice’ Furthermore from this trip she was inspired to write classroom playscripts and literacy material.

Passionate about literacy and creativity, Hazel has mentored gifted children and proudly held the title of Reading Ambassdor for various organisations. She runs writing workshops and mentors inspiring writers online. Formerly a director  on the Committee of Management of the Australian Society of Authors, Hazel was awarded an OAM for Literature in 2013.

There is plenty more to read about Hazel! What an amazing accomplished author. I already have a huge list of questions to ask her at our chat!! . Check out her website for more info and some great resources.  Hazel can be also found on Facebook and Twitter. 


Here are the chat questions for Thursday night…so get your thinking caps on!!!

Q1. Share your favourite glorious ‘food’ themed picture book! (Show a pic!)

Q2. What is it about food in books that’s so entertaining?

Q3. What purpose does food play in books?

Q4. A foodie question! Which favourite food would you like to see in a Picture Book?!

There will also be plenty of time at the end to ask the amazing Hazel Edwards your questions !

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday night the 2nd of November at 8pm 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!

Also don’t forget Aussies, we are now on daylight savings time! Here is a reminder for the chat times around the country!



 ‘Food is the sex of children’s books’

By Hazel Edwards


It might sound a little outrageous to say that ‘Food is the sex of children’s books’, but foody imagery is a way of writing which plays on the senses.

Food can be an important part of a picture book. But text also needs to leave room for the reader’s imagination, so ‘Special cake’ means different things to different audiences. Birthday cake? Icecream? Cake of soap?


Readers often know about my cake-eating hippo series, but are unaware of my other picture book titles, so I’ll include some here to share the crafting techniques and pay tribute to my illustrators.

Writing text for a picture book is the Rolls Royce of writing. I regard it as the area requiring the most skill. Quality matters. Every word counts. So there may be only a few hundred words across 32 pages, but the concepts and ideas need to be crafted. I prefer the term ‘choreographed’ to explain the balancing act of ideas.

I start with a quirky idea which has grabbed my imagination.

Like the concept in ‘Not Lost, Just Somewhere Else’ which was based on my excuse-skilled son always losing things, and then querying about the more abstract ideas of loss, like whether you could be lost if you were with yourself.


Since I think in abstract, not pictures, I don’t illustrate. As an author, I collaborate with an illustrator in a picture book and write an art brief of suggestions and reasons. But mainly I choose an illustrator with a sense of humour and let them draw on their expert skills. Or when I write a picture book for a specific child, such as one of my grandkids each birthday, I often use photographs.

Read to My Child is a Youtube site which shares picture books and ‘Who is Hiding’ which I wrote for my grandson Henry’s birthday is included here. Just Google it.

As a collaborator, I write the story first, but am willing to take out words if the artist is already covering that idea/concept in the illustrations.

Sub-text is vital. This is the ‘what is going on underneath’ the story, where the examples used indicate a bigger conflict. Sub-text is also what keeps adults reading, as a well structured children’s picture book will be universal and cross cultures and decades. The common themes are coping successfully with being different or ‘facing your fear’ which is what all the cake-eating hippo books are about. And why the big imaginary friend with all the answers is important.

Which of your picture books have food in them?

Most of them, because it’s a way of playing on the senses and especially taste and sight. I’ve never actually counted, but I’m often asked why I use animals so much. It’s a way of allowing a different viewpoint which is not a girl nor a boy.

However. ‘Stickybeak’ the mischievous duck with attitude is NOT dinner. Although there are have been great fan questions like:

‘Where was Stickybeak before he was a duck?’

My answer (after a bit of thinking) ‘Before he was a duck, he was an egg. And before he was an egg, he was an idea.’stickybeak

‘Oinkabella’ is a pig, but is never eaten.


Although ‘Antarctic Dad’ (illustrated by Kevin Burgemeestre) hasn’t much food inside, at the Tasmanian launch we had fabulous ‘white’ themed food including a meringue iceberg.

Often book launches have creative food linked to the titles.

‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ has a slight link to honey and a bigger link to the buzz of reading to classical music.

‘Snail Mail’ about the literate snail who could read-eat was always popular.

And the twist in ‘Fish and Chips and Jaws’ which is about goldfish pets, is that if you live above a fish and chip shop, best not to eat your pets’ relatives.

Some of my older picture books are out of print, but can be found in libraries or have been adapted into apps like ‘Feymouse’ (Blue Quoll) about a large and clumsy cat born into a family of highly talented mice. (which is actually my favourite picture book). It does contain cheese!


Why does the hippo eat cake?

For reasons of absurdity. Creativity is putting together two things which have not been in that combination before. Real hippos eat carrots.

In my memoir ‘Not Just a Piece of Cake: Being an Author’ I share some of the ‘behind the pages’ stories of what inspired some books. And many imaginative fan letters and hippo cakes which have been made by imaginative educators, librarians and students. (Easier to make a roof than a hippo shape!) I call it ‘literary speed dating’ when a character receives fan mail and the author has to respond in character.


Picture books provoke amazing fan mail which I always answer.

Which fan mail stays in your memory?

During a Territory Tales Web Chat in Australian Literacy and Numeracy Week, Katherine South Primary School responded:

Hi Hazel; Us mob think you are a good author because you have good books that make us happy. From Gus, Dontay & Vernon

That’s food for the author.


Useful links re Picture Books


Hazel Edwards website www.hazeledwards.com


For Aspiring writers: if you wish to create your own picture book, check out hints here:


In this Youtube clip Hazel explains how ‘Look There’s a Hippopotamus in the Playground Eating Cake’ has been structured.


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Hazel Edwards OAM has published 202 books including ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake’ series currently touring as ‘Hippo Hippo the Musical’. ‘Hijabi Girl’ co-written with Muslim librarian Ozge Alkan about a feisty 8 year old who wants to start a girls’ footy team, is her latest junior book. A cultural risk-taker, Hazel co-wrote ‘f2m: the boy within’ a YA novel about trans youth. A believer in participant-observation research, Hazel has been an Antarctic expeditioner .She mentors ‘Hazelnuts’ writers and was on the Australian Society of Authors board.

‘Not Just a Piece of Cake: Being an Author’ is her memoir based on anecdultery as a creative structure. Her books have been translated in ten languages and adapted for other mediums. ‘Difficult Personalities’ (PRH) co-written with Dr Helen Mc Grath is available in Russian, Polish, Korean, American and audio. Currently writing adult mysteries including ‘Celebrant Sleuth’.

Details about her picture books, reviews and activities are available at:








We were super lucky to have Jess Walton as our special guest for our October chat. The theme was ‘Diversity and Disability’ in Picture Books. One of the main points raised was the importance of children growing up and seeing themselves represented in books. Jess has written us this very awesome blog post on her own experiences…


Many people would agree that kids need to see themselves reflected in the books they read. Many would also agree that kids need to see the diversity of the world reflected in the books they read. Unfortunately, parents sometimes only think to act on the first of these statements; they seek out picture books that will reflect their own child’s life and experience and family. It’s only natural. I certainly sought out books for my kids that had two mums in them, just like they do. I looked for books with disabled characters because they have a disabled mum. I wrote a book with a transgender character because they have a transgender grandmother.

I’ve already observed the effect on my son and his peers, seeing no families like ours on TV or in books; my son asks why none of the kids on telly have two mummies like him, and he recently came home from childcare asking why some of the other children were insisting he had a mummy and a daddy.

So yes, making sure they see themselves and their family was my first concern, but it wasn’t my only one. For one thing, there are aspects of our childrens’ identities that we may not be aware of until they’re a bit older. I became disabled aged nine, and I had seen no positive depictions – no depictions at all – of disability in the books I’d read. I think it would have helped me to know that disabled people exist, that a disability is nothing to be ashamed or worried about, and that in fact it is an identity that a lot of people feel very proud of, and happy with.

My parents didn’t know I was bisexual when I was little, and my dad’s parents didn’t know she was trans. So reading books with LGBTI people, showing that they exist and are living happy lives as part of families and communities? That would have been helpful to both of us, as children. And to the parents reading to us too, perhaps.

Children shouldn’t only get that information in the form of an “issues book” when parents first become aware, or miss out entirely on seeing themselves in books until they’re adults. It should be woven into the stories they’re surrounded by as they grow up.

And most importantly perhaps, reading diverse picture books to all children, no matter who they are or may turn out to be, helps those children to live more happily and peacefully in diverse communities, and in a diverse world. It’s as simple as that. A lot of bigotry and bullying comes from a lack of understanding, and picture books are a great way to increase understanding. The ideas and values in the books we read as children stay with us throughout our lives. They become a part of us, and some books even become precious gifts that we pass on to our own children.

It gives me great joy to think that maybe my children, or other children out there reading diverse picture books, will feel a little less isolated and confused because the right books existed, and were placed in their hands as children. It gives me even more joy to think of those books being passed on to future generations.

Picture books are a way to introduce a love of reading, a way to improve literacy during childhood, and a way to entertain and bond with our children. They are also stories about the world, and by leaving things out of those stories, we send our children messages about what is and isn’t acceptable in our eyes. If we want our children to know that we are openminded, accepting people and that we want them to be too, thinking about the stories we choose to tell them matters. It really does.

I can’t wait to publish a story about a happy little girl with one leg, and read it to my kids. I’ll be writing it for them, and for a scared child who was about to have her leg amputated twenty-three years ago. I wish I could send it back in time.

Jess Walton.

You can find out more about Jess and her amazing book ‘Introducing Teddy’ at her website

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Rejoice fellow picture book lovers! It is only 2 sleeps until our awesome October chat! This month we are celebrating ‘Disability and Diversity’ in picture books with the wonderful Jessica Walton.


Jessica is the author of the groundbreaking picture book ‘Introducing Teddy’. The inspiration for this book began when she started searching for books that she could read to her young son that reflected the diversity in her family. She wanted books that encouraged children to be themselves, and to be accepting of others.

In Jessica’s picture book week meet the very loveable Teddy. This bear knows in her heart that she is a girl , not a boy……but will her friends understand? Will they call her Tilly instead of Thomas? A beautiful book about being yourself and being a good friend.


Jess is also a cancer survivor, amputee, queer, daughter of a trans parent, feminist and teacher. As well as picture books, Jess writes about disability, LGBTI issues, and the intersections between her disabled and queer experiences. She has also just been announced as a Write-ability fellowship winner!! Congratulations Jess! You can read more about Jess and her work on her website.

Here are the chat questions for Thursday night…so get your thinking caps on!!!

Q1. Share your favourite picture book that features disability or diversity (Show a pic!)

Q2. Why do you think it’s important that we have diverse children’s books?

Q3. How can we ensure that those who need to see themselves represented in books can find them in our collections?

Q.4 If you were writing a diverse picture book, describe your main character.

There will also be plenty of time at the end to ask the super talented Jessica Walton your questions !

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday night at 8pm 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!

Also don’t forget Aussies, we are now on daylight savings time! Here is a reminder for the chat times around the country!


Nicola 🙂

September wrap up!


Last Thursday we packed the bucket and spade…put on our floppy hat and sunscreen..grabbed our beach bag with our favourite ‘beach’ themed picture books…. collected Kylie Howarth on the way….and had a grand ol party #picbookbc style.

We quickly discovered that ‘beach’ themed picture books are super popular.These books often remind us of holidays, families, swimming, relaxation, fun, adventure….and magic.
These are some of our favourites that we put in our beach bags…


What makes an ‘Aussie’ picture book unique? What distinctive characteristics set them apart from ones set in other countries? We agreed that picture books about beaches and sea creatures are so universal, have no race, so are relatable to many cultures.

However we have noticed that Aussie books have an element of sun safety. They often reflect our culture of swimming , family holidays, surf living saving,  and being safe in the water. These are often not present in ‘beach’ themed picture books by authors in other countries. The ‘term’ seaside is a very good way to spot at ‘beach’ book from the UK! 🙂

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We also discovered that to ‘teach’ about the Australian ‘beach’ life we would choose books with elements of sun/water safety, seagulls, rock pooling , sea creatures and summer family holidays.


After having great discussions about the themes that run through ‘beach’ themed books , we were able to ask Kylie questions about her work….and the one we all wanted the answer for….will there be another book with adventures of our favourite seagull ‘Chip’?!

We also discovered her inspirations around her writing and a sneak peak of her next project!

We had such a great time chatting at our  beach party. Thank you to everyone who joined us and our special guest Kylie Howarth!

To check out the whole chat head over to storify-

Our next chat will be Thursday 5th October  at 8pm AEST. Stay tuned for details of our next theme and guest by subscribing to the blog and following us on Twitter at @picturebookbc!

We look forward to seeing you then!

Party with us and help us celebrate the awesomeness of Picture Books 🙂

– Nicola 🙂