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Tania McCartney
Author, illustrator, editor, book lover, traveller
Author, illustrator, editor, book lover, traveller

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photographing your books
If, like me, you're a bit partial to beautiful imagery, you might be tempted to bypass the standard 'author with cheesy grin and book' photo, and think about ways you can capture your titles in more creative, eye-popping ways. While flicking through my inst...

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school visits for Book Week 2017
Celebrate the most important week of the year with a school visit! I have limited slots available from 21 to 26 August, for schools in Canberra and the close-by region, so book early. Due to crushing book deadlines, I'm not able to custom-create presentatio...

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Australia map--the entire thing!
Et voilà--the entire Australia map! (Hardie Grant Travel, Dec 2017. I hope enjoyed this tour of my latest dream project. It's one of those endeavours I didn't want to end. Keep an eye out for the map in shops and online, in time for Christmas. If you would ...

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Australia map peek II
Today I thought we could head over to the Northern Territory, for a peek at my Australia map (Hardie Grant Travel, Dec 2017). From honey ants to dilly bags, bush tomatoes and sacred sites, this is a territory of vast beauty and cultural significance. Then, ...

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a dream project - Australia map!
We all have dream projects, do we not? And sometimes they are curious things. For me, it's been a Christmas book, a map, an ABC book, a book about balloons, among others. Don't know why it's been these particular things; it just has. This year, the magical ...

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the low points
soaring high before the low - barn owl pin by Jess Racklyeft Recently, I had the most glorious news--something I've been waiting a career lifetime for. I'm still pinching myself, and the project has deep meaning to me. I might have even leapt in the air. Ve...

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A Kiwi Year/A Canadian Year gadding about the globe
It's so lovely to see A Kiwi Year and A Canadian Year gadding about the interweb, scaling snow-covered mountains and hopping trout-laden streams. Seems kids everywhere are as enamoured as Tina Snerling and I when it comes to travel, exploring new places, an...

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Chief Minister's Reading Challenge 2017
The Chief Minister's Reading Challenge is a glorious literacy
initiative in the ACT, and yesterday I had the great pleasure of
visiting Maribyrnong Primary School in Canberra to chat to the kids
about books, books, books--and how very much squirrels love...

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Imagine if... exhibition of children's book artwork
How stunning is this original artwork by Bob Graham? It will be the featured piece in the upcoming Imagine If... exhibition, run by the National Centre for Australian Children's Literature this July/August. I'm already rosy pink at the thought of this price...

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Rhys reading Smile Cry
This video is one of my greatest treasures. Thanks to The Styling Mama .   
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