News/New Releases

News/New Releases

September–November 2016


It's nearly Spring already and we have some great new titles coming through in time for Christmas. We are especially excited about two beautiful new books, Australia's Endangered Animals and Le Louvre for October, and for November Count with Me and Christopher Bear's Day at the Beach.

Australia's Endangered Animals is a fact-based picture book with stunning wildlife illustrations by Natalie Jane Parker and informative, accessible text by Luisa Adam.  It is a beautiful, full-colour,  32-page hardback production, with quite a large page size 280mm x 280mm.  ISBN 9781925386356, rrp $27.99, available October.  It will be available for purchase through the Brolly shop once in stock.

Le Louvre: the women behind the icon is the next book in Cassy Liberman's Inspirational Australian Women series, following on from Australia's Nightingale: Nellie Melba, published earlier this year, and two earlier titles, Fighting for Freedom: Nancy Wake and Wildflower: Ellis Rowan.  It tells the story of legendary and iconic Melbourne fashion atelier Le Louvre, founded by Lilian Wightman in the 1920s and later run by her daughter Georgina Weir. This fascinating history documents the introduction of French fashion to post-WW1 Melbourne, the tradition and culture of couture, and the gradual transition to ready-to-wear fashions of today, all the acknowledging the extraordinary originality and determination of this mother-and-daughter team.  The book is delightfully illustrated by leading contemporary Australian artist Mark Schaller.   ISBN 9781925386431, rrp $34.99, available October.


Count with Me is a classic large-format counting board book, full of counting activities and lots of hidden surprises.Children will spend hours poring over the detailed illustrations while busily pointing out and counting up all the things they can find. There are bunnies, butterflies, boxes, bees, kittens, puppies, and frogs—and lots more besides—all to be found on the pages within. ISBN 978-1-925-38635-6, rrp $22.99.

Christopher Bear's Day at the Beach is a delightful sequel to Christopher Bear's Birthday Party. Christopher is hot, bothered, and bored, and doesn't know what to do. Luckily his sister Isabel has a seaside adventure in store . . . ISBN 9781925386349 rrp $12.99


All  books will be available for purchase through the Brolly shop once in stock in October.


New stock of various popular titles including the Wendy Straw Nursery Rhyme series (rrp $3.99 each) and Jill Bruce's Austranimals (rrp $16.99) will also be available in October.

March / April 2016


Hello, and happy new year.  Here is a quick preview of new titles we have coming through for late March / early April 2016.  These will be available to pre-order through our shop shortly. For trade customers, the online order form will also be updated shortly to include these new titles. If you have any questions, just email Andrew ( or call us on (03) 59755414. Further information on our range of current and upcoming titles can be found on the trade January 2016 information sheet.

The March / April range includes:


  • The latest addition to Cassy Liberman's Inspirational Australian Women series:  Australia's Nightingale: Nellie Melba
  • Two new visual feasts by Shirley Barber:  The Mermaid Princess and Spellbound
  • A gorgeous high-quality action rhyme board book by Wendy Straw, with illustrated actions:  Wendy Straw's Action Rhymes
  • A delightful and gently illustrated story book for young readers: Christopher Bear's Birthday Party.



Past news:



Through in time for Christmas are six new Early Learner books by Natalie Jane Parker, four beautiful new Shirley Barber books, the complete Wendy Straw Nursery Rhyme range, and several other favourites. These books will be available through the Brolly shop shortly.

Meanwhile, trade customers may download a current trade order form from here and email it back to Brolly Books (


Now in stock for Christmas 2015:


Australiana Classics:




For more information on any of these Australiana Classics titles, go to corresponding link:



For more information on the June Factor Far Out! series,  the Children's Early Learning and Reference, the Colour-in and Sticker Books, and the Shirley Barber titles, go to the corresponding link:


For more information on the Wendy Straw Nursery Rhymes series, go to Children's Books by Wendy Straw



For more information on the Natalie Jane Parker Early Learn-About series, go to Children's Books by Natalie Jane Parker