20 Great Authors for an Author Study


20 Great Authors for an Author Study

A few people have asked me to compile all my ‘Book People’ posts to date into the one blog post. I’ve hit the magic number of 20 ‘Book People’ posts so now seemed the perfect time!

Some people idolise movie stars. Me? I idolise the creators of children’s and YA books. I stalk them online (in a nice way) and I attend too many book launches and literature festivals. Through being involved in The Children’s Book Council of Australia I have become great friends with some wonderful authors, illustrators, judges and publishers. The world of children’s literature is full of creative, interesting lovely people! This series is about meeting these talented people and getting to know them a little bit better.

Each post is a great starting point for an author study in your classroom, or just for learning a little more about your favourite creator of children’s/YA books.

Anthony Eaton

Andy Griffiths

Nick Earls

Andrew King

Alison Lloyd

Leonie Norrington

Brian Falkner

Sarah Davis

Belinda Murrell

Jackie French

Peter Carnavas

Narelle Oliver

Michael Bauer

Stephen Axelsen

Claire Chadwick

Susanne Gervey

Tania McCartney

Katrina Germein

Sue McPherson

Terry Whidborne

And one extra. This very special ‘Book People’ post is in memoriam – Greg Rogers

This is one my favourite author shots. It’s Trish Buckley (CBCA web manager) and I on the Story Bridge with some FAB Queensland authors and illustrators (including the lovely Greg). It was a brilliant day!

Story Bridge Climb 2010| Children's Book Council of Australia|Qld Branch
Story Bridge Climb 2010| Children’s Book Council of Australia|Qld Branch
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