Phil’s new book Joe and the Stars is illustrated by Connah Brecon and published by Scholastic Press.
In the red dust, where the sky is wide, Joe loves watching the stars. He marvels at their mystery and wonder. But when his family moves to the city… the stars are hard to see. Will Joe find a way to make them shine again? With autobiographical undertones, this is a twinkling tale of resilience, family and friendship.
Phil’s book, BOY, illustrated by Shane Devries and published by Scholastic Press, has been selected in the 2021 IBBY Selection of Outstanding Books for Young Peoplewith Disabilities.The 2021 Outstanding List will be presented at the IBBY press conference at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair on June 14, 2021. The organisers received 194 submissions from 31 countries in 24 languages. From these, 40 titles from 27 countries in 21 languages were selected.
These audiobooks, about a little girl (Me) and her new baby brother, were developed as a fun project during these difficult times. They are stories told from the point of view of a very precocious little girl who offers astute and often hilarious observations of life with her new baby brother, her family and the wider world as she sees it.
With a child’s perspective at play, the stories are full of innocent irreverence and they were created with one simple goal in mind … to bring laughter into the lives of those who choose to listen to them.
Illustrated by Mandy Foot, Published by Little Book Press
Phil Cummings has written a hilarious rollicking story that follows cheeky farmyard animals and their antics when the farmer goes to bed. Skilfully and beautifully illustrated by Mandy Foot, the characters are brought to life and will dance into the heart of the reader with every page turn!
Phil’s book BOY, illustrated by Shane Devries and published by Scholastic Press, has been shortlisted in the Early Childhood category for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards.