National Bookshop Day Rocks!

National Bookshop Day Rocks!

National Bookshop Day 10 August 2014 019Sebastian and ships in the field 029Do I LOVE The Children’s Bookshop Beecroft?  YES!

Do I LOVE the fabulous illustrators there ? YES!

Illustrator Tony Flowers drew the best ever dragon with a red haired boy for my Sebastian – yes, Sebastian has red hair!

Mega selling Yvette Posholigan was surrounded by fans of ELLA & OLIVIA (Scholastic)

Illustrator Lisa Stewart did drawings of her beautiful ‘Bushland Lullaby’.

Author John Larkin was sitting in the shopfront window on a 35 hour writing spree – raising funds for cancer – as well as being a stoic.

Gracie and Josh at National Bookshop SayAnna Fienberg who wrote TASHI read to the children too.

I had fun sharing my JACK books and picture books – ‘Gracie and Josh’ and ‘Ships in the Field’ – with adults and kids.

Everyone had FUN – books, sausage sizzle, story telling, authors & illustrators and BOOKS!

THANKYOU Paul MacDonald for organising this fabulous event.

Lisa Stewart picture book creator and illustrator


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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