Book People: Natalie Jane Prior

The launch of Natalie's latest book (with illustrator Cheryl Orsini), 'The Fairy Dancers' was one of the lovliest launches we have attended in quite some time - more here. Young attendees were given the...

Narelle Oliver Exhibition

Narelle Oliver Exhibition I am a huge fan of the work of Narelle Oliver, a multiple award winning  author/illustrator/artist who also makes a great brunch/lunch/dinner partner and tolerates my children. If you do not know...

Book People: Jackie Hosking

Book People: Jackie Hosking I absolutely loved reading Jackie's '10 Things'...and wholeheartedly agree that Winnie the Pooh is the epitome of kindness; that bear is wise. Jackie is the author of 'The Croc and 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...

Book People: Peter Carnavas

Book People: Peter Carnavas The first time I ever spied a Peter Carnavas book was in a box of books I was judging for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards (now the Qld Literary Awards). It was...

‘The Fairy Dancers’ Book Birthday Party

As you may have gathered, I’m rather a fan of book themed parties. Seriously what’s not to love? Aside from the obvious joy of seeing a book come to life, the theming is all...

Davina Bell and Jane Godwin Queensland Tour 2016!

Click on cover to pre-order for March 1st release. Hattie and Mama are preparing for Dad’s party. Everything’s going well, until it’s time for Hattie’s afternoon nap. Hattie’s not even sleepy! But Mama looks tired....

Book People: Michael Gerard Bauer

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: J.C. Burke

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...

Book People: Kate Knapp

Book People: Kate Knapp I have long adored the work of artist Kate Knapp (still coveting the chook picture) and I was so pleased when she wrote and illustrated her first children’s book, ‘Ruby Red...