Judith Rossell

Win a complete set of the Stella Montgomery series!

The Sunday Telegraph and HarperCollins Children's Books are giving you the chance to win all three books in the Stella Montgomery series (Withering by Sea, Wormwood Mire and Wakestone Hall) by author Judith Rossell. Eleven-year-old orphan Stella leads a miserable life with her three dreadful Aunts. But one night, she sees something she shouldn’t have and sets forth on an adventure more terrifying and more wonderful than she could ever have hoped for. For your chance to win, tell us in 25 words or less what your idea of the ultimate adventure would be and why? Competition has now finished, winners will be notified by email. 

2017 Award Winners

December 21, 2017 Announcements 0 Comments

A fantastic way to discover some fresh and upcoming authors is through literary awards. You know you're in for a good time when there's been plenty of commotion and chatter about a particular book. So, like a pair of overly proud, snap-happy parents at a graduation ceremony we're going to sing from the hilltops about our super talented 2017 award winning authors. Drumroll please... READ MORE

A Very Specific Gift Guide

Do you ever find that gift guides aren't specific enough? Those who are special to us rarely fall into the common categories on a gift guide - find them something completely suited to them and their unique interests with our with our very specific gift guide.  READ MORE

A day in the life of Judith Rossell, author of the Stella Montgomery series

Garden of Lilies - close up

Judith Rossell is the multi-award-winning author-illustrator of the bestselling Stella Montgomery series. Judith has written thirteen books and illustrated more than eighty, and her work has been published in the US, UK and has been translated into more than twenty languages. Judith lives in Melbourne, Australia with a cat the size of a walrus. READ MORE

Books with a Touch of Magic

There's something about fantasy stories that invoke the child in us all. Between the magical lands and deep rooted friendships, they bring about a feeling of being able to achieve anything. A confidence we remember most strongly as a child. Here's a special list close to our hearts that we know will make perfect additions to your bookshelves at home. READ MORE

The Dangers of Cover Hunting

May 25, 2017 Guest Post 0 Comments

So much goes into the cover of a book - it's the first thing to draw us in while browsing in a book shop, it speaks to our aesthetic sensibilities and tastes, it speaks to trends, genres and style. What a relief that we honor the hard-working designers by celebrating the best of the best at the annual Australian Book Designers Association awards. We're thrilled to have multiple book covers on the 2017 shortlist, and Sunni Overend, the author of one of these shortlisted titles has written a piece on the struggles that sometimes come with creating the perfect book cover.  READ MORE

Best Bedtime Reads

Bedtime is a special time between parent and child - a time for adventure, imagination, learning and (most importantly) cuddles! We've collected some of our favourite tales for your evening story time slot. They're split into two groups - books to read together, and picture books to read to them - depending on your child's reading level.   Beautifully illustrated and original stories that your little ones will ask to be read to them over and over again.   Time to set sail on a brand new adventure together! Perfect for junior readers who are keen to join in the story time fun. Read a sample of Wormwood Mire!