Launch day! Beneath the Trees is go
Day 1 of lockdown in Perth and it’s a great day to be on the couch with a good book. So happy book birthday to me! Beneath the Trees is a junior fiction adventure based on a true story and it’s funny and scary and I’m so, so proud of it.
If you’re juggling kids right now and want something fun to do, check out these fun, free Beneath the Trees activities and teaching notes.
And happy book birthday also to three other great Fremantle Press books out today… We can’t spread the love in person this week, so let’s raise a virtual glass and/or credit card to support Josephine Taylor author of Eye of a Rook, Georgia Richter and Deborah Hunn, authors of How to be an Author and to all the contributors to Women of a Certain Rage, edited by Liz Byrski
Happy 5th birthday – and a competition!
A huge happy birthday also to Paper Bird Children’s Books, who turn five years old today. If you’re home with kids and want something fun and free and exciting to do, check out Paper Bird’s Lockdown Book Nook competition.
Tune in tomorrow night!
Tomorrow night at 5pm WST, 8pm EST, I’ll be chatting with supercool Derek Dool author Adrian Beck about Beneath The Trees. We’ll chat platypus and leeches and rainforests and survival and family and friendship and the pleasures and perils of basing a book on a true story. We can’t meet in person this week, so I’d love to e-see you there!
“Beneath the Trees is a page-turning combination of true-to-life survival techniques, environmental themes and action, which makes for a fun and informative read for children aged 6+. The perfect adventure story for anyone who’s ever wanted to see a platypus or visit a rainforest – I know I have!” Better Reading