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.
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Phil has had three books recognised in the CBCA Notable Books list for 2018!
Feathers, illustrated by Phil Lesnie and published by Scholastic Press was listed in the Picture Book of the Year category.
BOY, illustrated by Shane Devries and published by Scholastic press was listed in the Early Childhood category.
Wilbur, Grace and Joe , illustrated by Amanda Graham, published by Little Book Press was also listed in the Early Childhood category.
A new musical for schools, choirs or classrooms to perform.
Available online or in a limited edition signed hardcopy book-pack for resource centres, libraries and performing arts coordinators.
Including script, lyrics, sheet music, suggested study units for the classroom and a CD with performance tracks, sound effects, backing tracks and full recordings for learning.
Simply read the script, learn the lyrics, put on the CD and perform!
You can listen to some sample songs at https://songlibrary.net/One-Drop-Of-Rain/
Phil’s latest release, Wilbur,Grace and Joe, has been beautifully illustrated by Amanda Graham and published by The Little Book Press, the publishing arm of Raising Literacy Australia, a not for profit organisation that promotes literacy, books and reading through The Little Big Book Club.
‘Phil Cummings and Amanda Graham have once again joined forces to create an Australian classic – one very endearing dog and two playful children making childhood memories.’
Phil’s new book, Feathers, illustrated beautifully by Phil Lesnie, has just been released by Scholastic Press.
Phil’s Latest Release! – A MUSICAL for schools to perform is co-written by arranger/composer Glyn Lehmann and is OUT NOW!
A Stunning New Musical for Australian Schools! Available Now at: www.songlibrary.net/Arlie-Abbstock
Award winning author Phil Cummings and renowned composer/songwriter Glyn Lehmann launch their new musical Arlie Abbstock and the Incredible Cape.
Watch the trailer here!
Written for performers aged 5-12 years, this work is full of songs, drama, comedy, action and even a rap. This work celebrates difference and explores themes of resilience, perseverance, resourcefulness, artistic endeavour, empathy, acceptance and recycling!
The story revolves around Arlie Abbstock who lives in a small medieval village. The other children like to play with swords and battle axes but Arlie likes to stitch and weave and sew. When the king is captured by a dragon, and the bumbling knights fail to rescue him… Arlie has a plan of his own.
The Performance Pack contains everything you need to rehearse and perform this exciting new musical – whether you read music or not.
- piano/vocal score
- performance and learning tracks
- sound effects and incidental music
- easy parts for recorder and ukulele
- suggestions for staging, costumes and extended learning in the classroom.
To celebrate this creative collaboration between Phil and Glyn, there are a strictly limited number of printed, first edition Book and CD packs personally signed by the creators.
To order online OR pre-order the limited edition book and CD including all of the above and signed by both creators visit: