Book People: Davina Bell I deliberately didn't read this interview from Davina until I had written the review for her new book, 'The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade' as I didn't want it influence me and I never,...

Book People: Ananda Braxton-Smith I have read and very much enjoyed Ananda Braxton-Smiths young adult series, 'The Secrets of Carrick'. I do so love it when an accomplished YA writers turns their talent to our...

Yesterday I had Matt Stanton come to school as a visiting author/illustrator, thanks to Where the Wild Things Are/Avid Reader.  I bring as many authors to my school library as is possible as it...

Click on title links or cover images to read more about each book and purchase.  #loveOzYA Like when I read Claire Zorn's 'One Would Think the Deep', 'The Things we Promise' took me back to my...

'A Patch From Scratch' is everything I've been looking for in a gardening/sustainability book for years now. Aimed at young children 4+ (and I've happily read it to every year level from Kindy -...

I’m spending the weekend in my kind of heaven – surrounded by some of the best of the best in children’s and young adult publishing at The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) conference....

Today Pud and I had the absolute privilege to join two of Qld’s favourite authors and book lovers, Frances Whiting (journalist and author) and Rebecca Sparrow (columnist and author) at their inaugural  “Book Lovers’ High Tea” at Brisbane’s oldest cafe, the Shingle...

Book People: Michael Gerard Bauer ‘Book People’ is a series of posts in which you will meet some talented and dedicated authors, illustrators and publishers.  These are the people that start our children or students...

Book People: Nick Earls 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....

It is my very great pleasure and immense honour, to introduce you today to Will Kostakis. Will is without a doubt one of my favourite YA authors of the last few years and he...