Our books


Welcome to Second Look Publishing!

Second Look Publishing is a new imprint from Christmas Press, and is dedicated to republishing children’s books by Australian authors that are out-of-print. We will be publishing them as both ebooks and print-on-demand.

With a very heartfelt thank you for an Our Neighbourhood small business grant from Australia Post, we  were able to launch with two fabulous titles in 2016, starting in March with This School is Driving Me Nuts, a collection of hilarious plays for children by popular author Duncan Ball, with pictures by well-known illustrator Craig Smith.

Our second book (out August 2016) was an illustrated new edition of Eleanor, Elizabeth by Libby Gleeson, this multi-award-winning writer’s first novel, and featured an introduction by the author, and sensitive line drawings by Beattie Alvarez.

Our third title, coming out in May 2017, is a brand new edition of the much loved collection of poetry for children, A Pocketful of Rhymes, by the late Max Fatchen. The book features an introduction by award-winning writer Janeen Brian, who knew Max, and lively illustrations by Kathy Creamer.