Book People: DC Green

Book People: DC Green ‘Monster School’ by DC Green has been sitting in my pile of bedside reading for some time now and if I’m honest, it was getting to the bottom of said pile...

Book People: Samantha Wheeler

Book People: Samantha Wheeler ‘Smooch and Rose’ is one of my favourite middle primary chapter books of the last year, you can read my review here. So I was very excited about getting my hands on...

Jacqueline Harvey High Tea Event

Jacqueline Harvey High Tea Event 250+ excited Jacqueline Harvey fans descended on St Aidan’s Anglican Girls' School on Saturday afternoon for a high tea event to support the Dymocks Children’s Charity. I was so honoured...

Book People: Alison Lloyd

Book People: Alison Lloyd This post is part of a series for the StoryArts Festival Ipswich, showcasing some of the brilliant authors and illustrators who will be in attendance at the festival in September 2013. Alison...

Book People: Paul Collins

Book People: Paul Collins I’m rather excited to be able to share with you today a glimpse into the life of author and publisher, Paul Collins. Paul has ‘around 150 books’ (his words!) to his...
The story behind A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee

The story behind the book: Karen Foxlee’s ‘A Most Magical Girl’

*Please see the end of this article for a special message Karen Foxlee's 'A Most Magical Girl' is having a well-deserved most magical run in 2017. Not only has A Most Magical Girl won the...

Five Reasons Children Should Read Humour

Five Reasons Children Should Read Humour (Notes from Andy Griffith’s session at CBCA Conference, Canberra, 2014) Books by Andy Griffiths are madness and brilliance personified and I’m yet to find a reader who has not enjoyed...

How to Host a Ninja Book Party!

How to Host a Ninja Book Party! I've had an afternoon full of ninja moves, ninja illustrations and general ninja chit chat, at the Story Arts Festival Ipswich (SAFI) Ninja Book Party. Enormous thanks to...

Book People: Vale Narelle Oliver

Beautiful Narelle... You will be so missed by your family, so missed. I know only too well the grief cycle and you, my mum and I have discussed grief at length on many occasions over...

Book People: Dave Hartley

Book People: Dave Hartley Dave Hartley is a deputy principal in the city of Logan, south of Brisbane. Employed by Education Queensland for more than a decade, he has taught across many year levels and...