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From the writers and drawers

Some of the people who created BCB Clubhouse’s Books of the Month tell us about the ideas that inspired them. Scroll down to read:

  • The Anti-Princess Club by Samantha Turnbull
  • Numerical Street by Hilary Bell and Antonia Pesenti
  • The Secrets of Old Maps, about The Mapmaker Chronicles by A.L.Tait



Bronwyn Houston

November 30, 2016
Ever wondered what dinosaurs would do if they returned to Broome? Bronwyn Houston did ...

Carlie Gibson

October 27, 2016
Carlie Gibson talks about her delightful new book for children, 'The Sisters Saint-Claire'

Samantha Turnbull

March 7, 2016
Samantha Turnbull tells BCB Clubhouse that when she visited a book shop and discovered nearly all the books on sale to read to her little girl were about princesses, with a few about fairies, she decided to write her own. The result is the wonderful, fun- and friend-filled Anti-Princess Club series. I …
Hilary Bell and Antonia Pesenti photographed sign as they walked down the street. What signs are in your street?

Hilary Bell & Antonia Pesenti

March 6, 2016
After using the 26 letters of the alphabet as a way of exploring Sydney in Alphabetical Sydney, with our next book we wanted to play with a counting structure to look at the everyday shops and businesses you find in Australian suburbs and …


March 5, 2016
When you think about maps, what do you think of? The street directory, full of boxy squares and faded colours? Google maps, with its ‘you are here’ green arrow? These are the maps that we use today. Detailed. Precise. Useful. But they …