Watch the instant replay of my online book launch!

Hello readers! I’m struggling to find the right words for this post; it’s been a very big week in a very big month in a very crazy year and I’m barely keeping my eyes open. I’m sure many parents feel the same at the end of CBCA Book Week. As a complete sucker for punishment, on top of all this, I decided to run a livestreamed double book launch this morning. If you missed it, you can check out the recording below.

I really wasn’t sure if anyone would tune in, but I was very lucky to have friends, colleagues and readers taking some time out of their weekend to help me celebrate the release of two new books (a new graphic novel called Chickensaurus, and a picture book for older readers called There’s Something Weird About Lena).

I was even luckier to have two great friends join in the shenanigans – Tim Harris and Nat Amoore. They’re both fantastic writers and super busy people, so it was a real honour to have them on board for this. Tim wrote a hilarious quiz for the occasion, and Nat, uh, how do I say this … Nat was apparently eaten alive by a fictional book character. You’ll have to check out the recording to see what I mean. Rest assured it was a spooktacular performance.

So if you’ve got some time, I hope you can check out the book launch below; there are drawing tutorials, very silly jokes, behind-the-scenes reveals and giveaways! It was SO. MUCH. FUN.


Paper Bird Children’s Books

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BUY online
Booktopia (Australia and NZ only)
Angus and Robertson (Australia only)
Book Depository

There’s Something Weird About Lena

Paper Bird Children’s Books

BUY Local
Find your local bookshop

BUY online
Booktopia (Australia/NZ only)
Angus & Robertson (Australia only)
Book Depository

Author: James Foley

James makes books for courageous kids. He’s the author/illustrator of the S.Tinker Inc graphic novel series for middle primary: Brobot (2016), Dungzilla (2017) and Gastronauts (2018) star Sally Tinker, the world’s foremost inventor under the age of twelve, and Joe Tinker, her stinky baby brother. The fourth in the series, Chickensaurus, is out in late 2020. He is also the illustrator of the Toffle Towers series written by Tim Harris. James’ earlier books My Dead Bunny (2015), In The Lion (2012), The Last Viking (2011) and The Last Viking Returns (2014) have all scored several honours, including children’s choice awards, shortlistings in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year awards, and selection to the International Youth Library’s White Raven list. The sequel to My dead Bunny - There's Something Weird About Lena - is out in late 2020. James comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts. Follow him on FB/twitter/insta/youtube @jamesfoleybooks, or at .

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