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Glenda Millard - Author

About the Author

Glenda Millard is an award-winning Australian author of twelve picture books, seven fiction titles for younger readers and three young adult novels. Australian, she left school at 15 and went straight out to work, unable to fulfil her writing dreams. At the age of 45 she found herself out of a job and her children grown up. She began to write and hasn't stopped since, winning many awards in Australia for her picture books and fiction. With her appearance on the Carnegie shortlist this year, her writing is finally getting the recognition it deserves in the UK.

All titles in the Kingdom of Silk series have won or been shortlisted for every major book prize in Australia:  the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, Children's Book Council of Australia Awards, NSW Premier's Literary Awards and WA Premier's Literary Awards.

Glenda's novel, The Stars at Oktober Bend has been shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017.

Featured books by Glenda Millard

Other books by Glenda Millard

Pea Pod Lullaby

Pea Pod Lullaby

Author: Glenda Millard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

'i am the small green pea, you are the tender pod, hold me...' Glenda Millard's beautiful lullaby words sing over the stunning illustration as we watch a mother and baby, a boy and a dog run for their lives. A polar bear, too has come adrift. When will they find land? Who will welcome them in? In all the wide world we each need a safe place to call home.

Pea Pod Lullaby

Pea Pod Lullaby

Author: Glenda Millard Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2017

We are all in this world together - I, you, we. A glorious, heartfelt picture book about being there for one another from award-winning creators Glenda Millard and Stephen Michael King. 'I am the small green pea, you are the tender pod, hold me...' A mother and baby, a boy and a dog run for their lives. A polar bear, too, has come adrift. When will they find land? Who will welcome them in? In all the wide world we each need a safe place to call home. Words sing over the pictures in this evocative story: a beautiful lullaby about what we can be for each other.

The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk

The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk

Author: Glenda Millard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

Plum Puddings and Paper Moons

Plum Puddings and Paper Moons

Author: Glenda Millard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2014

All the Colours of Paradise

All the Colours of Paradise

Author: Glenda Millard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2014

Duck and the Darklings

Duck and the Darklings

Author: Glenda Millard Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2014

In the sorry land of Dark, Peterboy searches for something wonderful to make the light shine again in his Grandpapa's eyes. Instead he finds a wounded duck, and Grandpapa mends her from top to tail; quack, waddle and wing. In return she cosies his toes. But ducks live for the feel of wind in their wings, and the day comes when Peterboy must make a fine and fitting fare-thee-well for Idaduck. The children wear their candle-hats to light her way. Grandpapa plays oompapas on his curly brass tootle, and the Darklings' farewell goes all night, until the sun rises on the most wonderful day.

Perry Angel's Suitcase

Perry Angel's Suitcase

Author: Glenda Millard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2014

Layla Queen of Hearts

Layla Queen of Hearts

Author: Glenda Millard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2013