Every night the smallest bilby looks up at the midnight sky and searches for his favourite star - the smallest one that hangs close to the edge of the sky. Every night she shines down on him. But one night, fearful that she may go away and never come back, the smallest bilby decides to give her something that will make her remember him forever and always. The Smallest Bilby and the Midnight Star is one of three picture books featuring the Smallest Bilby. The second book, The Smallest Bilby and the Easter Games is due out in March 2007 and tells the story of how the Smallest Bilby becomes chosen as the Easter Bilby. The third picture book will re-connect the Smallest Bilby with the Midnight Star on his first quest as the Easter Bilby.
Nette Hilton was born in Traralgon, Victoria and completed her teacher-training at the Wollongong Teachers' College. She is one of Australia's best loved writers for younger children and she has written several award-winning children's books. Nette shares her life with four children, a patient husband and many furred and feathered friends where she lives in New South Wales.