Ruth visits St Johns Concordia Junior College

Ruth visited St Johns Concordia Junior College in Highgate on Monday and was delighted to receive this terrific collage they'd made of characters from her books! 

The collage includes Captain Congo and Pug, Stella by the sea, Rose from Catland and even Thorpey the fish.

Thanks, guys!

My Gallipoli shortlisted for WA Premier's Awards

Just months after it was named a notable book for 2016 by the Children's Book Council, Ruth Starke's My Gallipoli has been shortlisted in the 2016 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.

My Gallipoli has been listed in the non-fiction category, which carries a prize of $15,000. It will also be eligible for the major Premier's Prize which awards $25,000 to the most outstanding book overall.

The winners will be announced on Monday, October 3 2016.

View the full shortlist here.

My Gallipoli nominated for Children's Book Council Picture Book of the Year

The accolades for Ruth Starke's My Gallipoli keep coming, with the Children's Book Council today announcing its nomination for two prestigious awards.

The picture book, illustrated by acclaimed artist Robert Hannaford, has been long listed by the CBC for both Picture Book of the Year and Information Book of the Year for 2016.

The nominations follow My Gallipoli's win at the 2015 NSW Premier's History Awards, where it was awarded the $15,000 Young People's History Prize.

The CBC will announce its short list on May 20.

The full CBC long list for all awards can be viewed here.

Captain Congo rocks Adelaide Mini Comic Con

Ruth with "Captain Congo" and "An Anzac Tale" illustrator Greg Holfeld
Ruth had a great time "monkeying around" (pun fully intended) at the Adelaide Mini Comic Con, held at the Flinders Street Markets last weekend.

Along with  illustrator Greg Holfeld, she signed copies of her popular "Captain Congo" graphic novel series for fans, as well as "An Anzac Tale".

Ruth's books were among dozens of cool graphic novels and comics up for sale by local artists and authors.

If you missed out, don't worry: you can order copies of Captain Congo in Ruth's new online shop!

"The Captain Congo books are the perfect bedtime stories. All pictures, but with enough words and story to last over two nights. Plus they reward re-reading and watching for lurking clues." - Sam Franzway, father of Charlie, 6

Buy books by Ruth Starke online - right here!

Exciting news - now has an online book shop!

Now you can buy selected books by Ruth direct from her, using the convenience and security of PayPal.

Books on sale include Orphans of the Queen, Muck Up Day, Coming Out and the whole Captain Congo series - all at deep discounts! Some are also available in combo deals, for even bigger bargains,

Just click on the "shop" button in the menu bar above, or click here to start shopping.