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New Bum! book continues ‘runaway success’ of the international series

My Dad’s Runaway Bum! Dawn McMillan Illustrated by Ross Kinnaird From the humble beginnings of a boy wondering why his bum has a crack, the 2012 book I Need a New Bum! has built a fan base of millions around the world, with six subsequent adventures published along with a number of bind-ups, sticker books and even a board game. My Dad’s Runaway Bum extends this hit series in another crazy escapade. Our hero. red-pants boy, is off on another bum-venture, but this time it’s not him that causes the trouble!

2024-03-02T08:34:50+13:00March 2nd, 2024|Children's books|

Uplifting story of gender fluidity and the power of poi

Rere Atu Taku Poi!/Let My Poi Fly! By Tangaroa Paul Illustrated by Rebecca Gibbs Debut author pens inspiring picture book based on their own journey to performing the poi Publishing this week as part Pride Month, Rere Atu Taku Poi!/Let My Poi Fly! is the story of a boy who learns that being different takes courage and makes us who we are.

2024-02-05T11:27:35+13:00February 5th, 2024|Children's books, Diversity|

Oratia keeps commissioned work to the fore

‘We couldn’t be more thrilled with the book we launched as a celebration of our 50th anniversary... Thank you, Oratia Media — you are an amazing company to work with.’ —    Bruce Pilbrow, CEO, Spirit of Adventure Trust Oratia Media started life in 2000 as a publishing services business, and along with our own books continues to partner with organisations to bring their stories to publication.

2024-01-30T18:25:10+13:00January 30th, 2024|General|

Chennai International Book Fair fellowship

Attending the second Chennai International Book Fair (CIBF 2024) in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has been an eye-opening and stimulating start to the year.  The fair kindly invited me to join along with more than 30 publishers from around the globe, joining hundreds of colleagues from Tamil Nadu and across India.

2024-01-30T18:12:20+13:00January 21st, 2024|General|