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Writing, Reading and Talking Around the Place

Oh how I love and loathe the literary season, which seems to start in July and end at the end of Brisbane Writers Festival in September. I love it for it's celebration of all...

School Holidays HERE WE COME

School holidays are nearly upon us and this is fairly obvious in my house. The small people are over-tired and unable to admit this and, according to #backboy, so am I. I know I'm  my usually bubbly,...

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...
Bedtime reading

BookWorms: 612ABC Radio: Fathers Day

BookWorms: 612ABC Radio: Fathers Day All families are different: some have a dad and some don’t; some have two dads; some have a dad that no longer lives with them; and some are grieving a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...