Bank Street New York – Best Books of 2012~ ‘Butterflies’ and ‘Orchards’

Bank Street New York – Best Books of 2012~ ‘Butterflies’ and ‘Orchards’

Holly Thompson's 'Orchards' Bank Street Best Books of 2012Butterflies - USA Cover

‘Butterflies’ is along side my friend and talented author Holly Thompson’s ‘Orchards’ in Bank Street Best Books of 2012 USA.

THE CHILDREN’S BOOK COMMITTEE at the Bank Street College of Education strives to guide librarians, educators, parents, grandparents and other interested adults to the best books for children published each year.

‘In choosing books for the annual list, reviewers consider literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers.’

Look up BANK STREET  to see a very special organisation –

SCBWI Australia and New Zealand logo created by Frane Lessac,Holly is the head of SCBWI Japan and I am co-head of SCBWI Australia & New Zealand

Butterflies is endorsed by The Children’s Hospital (Westmead) Sydney.

National Year of Reading 2012, ambassadors Deborah Abela, Hazel Edwards, Susanne Gervay




I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.


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