Kate Shepard
Austral Ed

Kate has worked with children’s books for many years. She founded Austral Ed in 1993 to supply books to overseas International Schools and before that she worked for 10 years at The Singing Tree Children’s Bookshop in Perth. Through Austral Ed, Kate published a regular newsletter with book reviews which librarians at International Schools in Asia, Europe and the Middle East found very useful. She also developed many lists of recommended books such as Children’s Books about Asia, Books about Art, and lists of books for the PYP. She has now retired but still maintains an interest in children’s books.


    1. Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins
    2. Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough
    3. Mr Archimedes’ Bath by Pamela Allen
    4. Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
    5. Roadworks by Sally Sutton
    6. Rowan of Rin by Emily Rodda
    7. The Bad Guys: Episode 1 by Aaron Blabey
    8. The House That Sonabai Built by Vishakha Chanchani
    9. One is a Snail Ten is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book by April Pulley