Meet Me at the Moon Tree

Title: Meet Me at the Moon Tree Author: Shivaun Plozza Publisher: University of Queensland Press – (UQP) Publication date: July 4, 2023 Themes: Love, grief, acceptance, hope, courage, science, trees and magic Additional notable information: Comprehensive teachers’ notes can be downloaded from the UQP website here. Love and loss, family dynamics and how grief can impact these, intergenerational […]

My Strange Shrinking Parents

My Strange Shrinking Parents by Zeno Sworder, which has recently been announced for the 2023 CBCA Shortlist in the Picture Book of the Year category, is a stunning, reflective, artful narrative imbued with symbolism and inspired by the creators childhood as a young boy who hails from immigrant parents. This is a story about the […]


Title: Egg Author:  Clare Atkins Illustrator: Harrison Vial Publisher: University of Queensland Press – UQP Publication date: 2 August 2022 Themes: Belonging,  refugees, xenophobia, discrimination, fear of the unknown, kindness, acceptance and climate change Additional notable information: Teachers’ notes can be downloaded from the UQP website here Egg by Clare Atkins and illustrated by Harrison Vial is […]

What Snail Knows

Title: What Snail Knows Author: Kathryn Apel Illustrations by: Mandy Foot Publisher: University of Queensland Press – UQP Publication date: 1 February 2022 Themes: Belonging, acceptance, community, friendship, loneliness, introduced species, action and poverty. Additional notable information: Teachers’ Notes can be downloaded from the UQP website here. What Snail Knows by Kathryn Apel with charming […]