Aussie Kids: Meet Taj at the Lighthouse

Reviews

8 reasons Aussie Kids should read Aussie Kids

Review | Our Review

1 July 2020

8 reasons Aussie Kids should read Aussie Kids

Unique Stories About Australian Children: Review of Aussie Kids Series

Review

18 February 2020

Unique Stories About Australian Children: Review of Aussie Kids Series

Synopsis

Aussie Kids is an exciting new series for emerging readers 6-8 years.From a NSW Zoo to a Victorian lighthouse, or an outback sheep farm in WA to a beach in QLD, this junior fiction series celebrates stories about children living in unique places in every state in Australia.8 characters, 8 stories, 8 authors and illustrators from all 8 states!Come on an adventure with Aussie Kids and meet Taj from Victoria.Hi! I'm Taj. This is my favourite T-shirt. I brought it to Australia from my old home. My family came here after a long journey. It was hard at first, but now I love my new home!
Nicki Greenberg
About the author

Nicki Greenberg

Nicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her first books, The Digits series, were published when she was fifteen years old. She later spent ten years disguised as a lawyer, while maintaining a not-so-secret Other Life as a comics artist and children’s book author. In 2008, Nicki’s innovative graphic adaptation of The Great Gatsby was selected as a White Raven at the Bologna Book Fair. She then went on to tackle Hamlet in a lavish 425-page ‘staging on the page’. Hamlet was joint winner of the 2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year award. Nicki now dedicates most of her ink to books for younger readers and has written and illustrated many exuberant picture books. Her favourite activity is making books, but when she does manage to tear herself away from the desk Nicki loves to rollerskate and crochet bizarre sea creatures. Nicki is a frequent presenter at schools, festivals and conferences, where her speaking style is described as passionate, engaging and full of energy.Photo credit Kate Herd

Books by Nicki Greenberg

Maxine Beneba Clarke
About the author

Maxine Beneba Clarke

Maxine Beneba Clarke is the author of 9 books, including the Indie and ABIA award-winning short fiction collection Foreign Soil, the memoir The Hate Race, the Boston Globe/Horn Prize and CBCA winning picture book The Patchwork Bike, and the recently released picture book Fashionista. She lives in Melbourne's glorious, diverse western suburbs, and has met many kids like Taj in her neighbourhood, who've journeyed to Australia in search of safe haven. Some struggle to fit in, but just like Taj, most eventually find their light.

Books by Maxine Beneba Clarke

Related articles

BE Happy, BE Well, BE Inspired... Better Reading BE

News | Book Life

26 November 2020

BE Happy, BE Well, BE Inspired... Better Reading BE

    Podcast: Nick Bryant on Post Election America and what we can Expect from the Results

    Podcast

    26 November 2020

    Podcast: Nick Bryant on Post Election America and what we can Expect from the Results

      November Better Reading BE: Books that Inspire, Educate and Bring Light to Your Life

      News | Book Life

      25 November 2020

      November Better Reading BE: Books that Inspire, Educate and Bring Light to Your Life

        Podcast: Tania Blanchard on Telling her Grandmother’s Stories

        Podcast

        24 November 2020

        Podcast: Tania Blanchard on Telling her Grandmother’s Stories

          Bring magic to the classroom: Check out teachers notes for The Wizard In My Shed by Simon Farnaby

          News | Book Life

          23 November 2020

          Bring magic to the classroom: Check out teachers notes for The Wizard In My Shed by Simon Farnaby

          Podcast: Belinda Alexandra on Writing, Publishing and Resilience

          Podcast

          23 November 2020

          Podcast: Belinda Alexandra on Writing, Publishing and Resilience

            Live Book Event: Heather Morris, Author of Stories of Hope

            News | Events & Festivals

            23 November 2020

            Live Book Event: Heather Morris, Author of Stories of Hope

              Five of the coolest things you’ll learn in Terry Denton’s new kids’ non-fiction book

              News | Book Life

              23 November 2020

              Five of the coolest things you’ll learn in Terry Denton’s new kids’ non-fiction book

              5 Famous Writers Who Were Crazy About Cats

              News

              19 November 2020

              5 Famous Writers Who Were Crazy About Cats

                Podcast: Ronni Kahn on Growing up in South Africa and Finding her Ambition

                Podcast

                19 November 2020

                Podcast: Ronni Kahn on Growing up in South Africa and Finding her Ambition

                  COMMENTS

                  Leave a Reply

                  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *