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Lilah the Lyrebird


“It would take a miracle…”

Lilah the lyrebird can’t sing… or so she thinks. Can Leonard help her find her voice? Or will the bushfire break her silence? Join this courageous bird in her quest to save her bushland home and discover the truth within herself…

From the author and illustrator of the award-winning Leonard the Lyrebird comes this heart-warming story about friendship, courage and self-belief, set in Australia’s Blue Mountains.

The Black Cockatoo With One Feather Blue


Children’s Book Council of Australia ~
​Children’s Book of the Year 2024 ~ Notable ~ Picture Book

Written by Jodie McLeod
Illustrated by Eloise Short

The Black Cockatoo With One Feather Blue tells the story of one very clever black cockatoo, known across the land for her striking feathery feature.

When her feather goes missing, she embarks on a quest through the Australian bush to find it, meeting a collection of characters along the way. But what begins as a search for a feather turns into the discovery of something unexpected…

Filled with fun rhymes, catchy repetition and mysterious twists, this book highlights the value of friendship and kindness over materialism, carried along by Eloise’s stunning illustrations all the way to its uplifting ending.

Leonard the Lyrebird


WINNER: 2019 Whitley Award for Best Young Children’s Book, 
Royal Zoological Society of NSW

Leonard is friends with everyone, and boy can he sing!

​But will his singing talents impress the one friend he really wants?

Join this charismatic Blue Mountains bird in his search for the song that will change his life…

Created by Blue Mountains writer Jodie McLeod and local illustrator Eloise Short, Leonard the Lyrebird is a story about friendship, bravery and being yourself, set in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Australia.