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The Children’s Book Council of Australia 2015 Short List and Notables

The Children's Book Council of Australia 2015 Short List and Notables The Children’s Book Council of Australia awards are the most highly regarded children’s/YA lit awards within the industry and in the wider community. If...

Books Celebrating Australia

I find it incredibly hard to put together a list of books which encapsulate Australia. Our country is so many different things to so many different people and I don’t think any one book,...

Review of ‘The Worm Who Knew Karate’

Review of ‘The Worm Who Knew Karate’ Written by Jill Lever. Illustrated by Terry Denton. Publisher: Penguin Group Australia Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: garden worms, karate, confidence, defence strategies, working hard, thinking...

Books on Making, Tinkering and Creating

Books on Making, Tinkering and Creating The idea of making, tinkering, engineering and creating is not a new one – in fact it is as old as time itself. Most individuals and communities have an...

Diversity in Children’s Literature

Diversity in Children’s Literature Dictionary definitions of diversity look something like: di•ver•si•ty n., pl. -ties. the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness. variety; multiformity. a point of difference. having or including people from different ethnicities and social backgrounds. I spend a lot of time looking for children’s and YA books which showcase diversity in all forms; religious; cultural; sexual; family format...

612ABC: Bookworms

They invited me back! He of the lovely voice, Mr David Curnow, emailed me recently to invite me back for another year of monthly chats about all things children's and YA books. I really...

612 ABC Bookworms: Cookbooks for Kids

Follow me on social media for about half an hour and you'll see that as well as children's books, I love food and cooking. I wake up thinking about what I might cook for...

612ABC Bookworms: Books for Children on the Autism Spectrum

This evening on Bookworms, David Curnow and I discussed books for children on the Autism Spectrum and you can listen to the Soundcloud here. I’m not an expert in the field of autism, these...

612ABC: Bookworms

Tis only March and the publishing world has already released some excellent new children's and YA titles this year - I fully believe Australian publishers are some of the best in the business: they...

612ABC: Bookworms

This evening I chatted all things new in the world of children's and YA literature, on 612ABC Brisbane, 'Bookworms' show, with Sarah Howells. The books below are my fav's from the last month and you can...