The Matilda Children’s Literature Prize and the Magic of Storytelling with Publisher, Lisa Berryman

Storytelling is at the heart of everything we do at HarperCollins Children’s Books, be it creating beautiful picture books for very young children, books with more accessible text for those who are learning how to read, or page-turning books for children who are more confident readers, we know the power of a good story. And in a world where kids are surrounded by the temptations of the digital world, we know that the very best books will attract the attention of our young audience. READ MORE

Tips to help new mothers nourish themselves with ease

Baby eating food by Christian Hermann, Unsplash

Heidi Sze is a mother, writer and dietitian, specialising in pre- and postnatal nutrition. She lives in Australia with her husband and two children. On her blog, Apples Under My Bed, Heidi writes about everyday life, reflections on motherhood and the recipes that nourish her family. She's just released her book, Nurturing Your New Life, which is full to the brim of calming approaches to the stresses of new motherhood, as well as healthy recipes to nourish mum and bub. Here, she's sharing some tips for new mothers to make the first few months as healthy and nourishing as they can be. READ MORE

A day in the life with Rachael Treasure

Rachael Treasure on farm
October 29, 2019 Day in the Life 0 Comments

Rachael Treasure lives in Southern Tasmania with her two teenage children and partner, Daniel. Together they are restoring farming landscapes using regenerative agricultural methods. Her first novel, Jillaroo, blazed a trail in the Australian publishing industry for other rural women writers and is now considered an iconic work of contemporary Australian fiction. Her seventh novel, White Horses, is out now. READ MORE

Staff picks: Jeffery Deaver will turn anyone into a crime thriller reader

The Never Game - in situ

The Never Game is written by beloved crime thriller author, Jeffery Deaver. To test the strength of this bestseller we asked one of our in-house bookworms, Hannah, to read a genre she'd never tried before: crime thriller. The way she spoke about crime thrillers pre-Jeffery Deaver and after are worlds apart. Keep reading to find out why she loved Deaver's characterisation and plot so much. READ MORE

An exclusive extract from The Girl in the Painting by Tea Cooper

October 29, 2019 Herstory 0 Comments

Rescued from the orphanage by sibling benefactors, Michael and Elizabeth Quinn, mathematics prodigy Jane Piper’s life has changed for the better. In this sample chapter we find Jane excited to be travelling from Maitland on a steam train to visit an exhibition at the State Gallery in Sydney (now called Art Gallery of New South Wales) with her benefactor. We also learn something of how this young woman’s mind works. READ MORE

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