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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...

Humour in Children’s Literature

Humour in Children’s Literature My most recent 612ABC radio 'Bookworms' half hour was about the books that make our young people, and the adults who read with them, roll around on the floor laughing -...

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,...

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...

Bookworms: ABC Radio

This evening I will be on ABC Radio (612ABC) at 8:30pm talking with Trevor Jackson about my favourite books of the past month or so. It's coming up to *that time of year* when...

ABC Bookworms: New Children’s and YA Literature

This evening I will be chatting with Sarah Howells on the 612ABC show, Bookworms. Once a month on a Tuesday I am let loose on a radio microphone (me...live...seriously) and allowed to talk books....

ABC Radio Bookworms: CBCA Book of the Year Awards

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) awards are the most highly regarded children’s/YA lit awards within the industry and in the wider community. This evening on 612ABC Brisbane, I will be chatting with David Curnow about...

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

Last night I was chatting with Sarah Howells about the books below, which are my fav's from the past month or so. You can purchase the titles by clicking on the links and you...

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...