Lyrebirds learn to lie from the day they hatch. They are the best in the bush at fibbing, faking, fabricating and fake-news creating. Until one lyrebird decides to go straight, and discovers that sometimes even the truth hurts.

Liarbird is written by my better half, Laura Bunting, and published in Australia by Scholastic Australia (Sep 2019). Liarbird is (or soon will be) published in France by Kaléidoscope, in Turkey by Marti Publishing, and in Taiwan by the China Times Publishing Company.

Select accolades:
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia: Notable Book 2020
  • Australian Book Design Awards: Best Designed Children’s Illustrated Book 2020 (Highly Commended (second place!))

Meet the author.

Laura Bunting is a children’s author, based in sunny Queensland, Australia.

Koalas eat gum leaves.

Laura’s first picture book tells tale of one little koala who has had quite enough of his eucalyptus diet. Read more about Koalas eat gum leaves.

More books.

Mopoke by Philip Bunting | Book cover
Sandcastle by Philip Bunting | Book cover
How Did I Get Here? by Philip Bunting | Book cover