Happy Children's Book Week, everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating books and reading with your friends, families and teachers. Yet this is also a good time to remember the children around the world who don't have books, or schools, or libraries.
As I said when Flight was awarded Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year, I like to think this prize is a vote of support for the millions of refugees who, like the characters in this story, are sacrificing everything they have in the hope of finding a safe home.
If you would like to see my Thank You speech at the CBCA Awards ceremony, click on the link to the video