January 2018 Children's and Young Adult Simply Read Books

Singing Away the Dark Caroline Woodward, illustrated by Julie Morstad

Singing Away the Dark
Caroline Woodward, illustrated by Julie Morstad


Hardback | Jan 2018 | Simply Read Books | 9781772290196 | 44pp | 273x229mm | Forthcoming | GEN | AUD$24.99, NZD$29.99

Age range 4 to 8

We are proud to present this beautifully produced, jacketed, large format special edition of the acclaimed picture book Singing Away the Dark, which will include full bleed illustrations for the first time.

Now available in a new, jacketed, large format special edition! On a dark winter’s morning a little girl has to trudge a mile to catch the school bus. Will she be able to sing her way through the shadows? Lilting rhyming text by Caroline Woodward and stunning paintings by multiple award-winning illustrator Julie Morstad herald an era when singing away the dark was part of a six-year-old’s rural school-going routine.

The original edition of Singing Away the Dark (Simply Read Books, 2010) was a finalist for the 2011 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Prize, the 2010-2011 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, the 2011 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award (Picture Book category), and the 2011-2012 Chocolate Lily Award (Picture Book category). It was also a 2012 Best Books for Kids and Teens selection by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.