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...

Book Launch: Lucy’s Book

The launch of ‘Lucy’s Book’ last week was truly beautiful and a huge thanks must go to St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School for allowing me to host the event in our lovely Junior School...

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...

Book People: Sally Murphy

Book People: Sally Murphy I love adding each 'Book People' post; some people swoon over movie stars, I swoon over the talented creators of literature for young people. I have swooned over the work of...

Book People: James Lee

I am asked a least once a week for a 'scary' book by young library visitors. 'Goosebumps' remain ever-popular but there is not much else on offer for 8-11 year old readers who want...

Book People: Belinda Jeffrey

Book People: Belinda Jeffrey The Story Behind 'It Wasn't Me' I recently went to the launch of ‘It Wasn’t Me’ by Belinda Jeffrey at Avid Reader. It was an utterly delightful launch complete with bubble blowing...

Book People: Randa Abdel-Fattah

I read Randa Abdel-Fattah's 'Does My Head Look Big in This' years ago and have been an avid fan of everything she has written since. We have also had her as a visiting author...

Share a Story Calendar

Share a Story Calendar ‘Stories tell us who we are. They teach us empathy so we understand who others are. They give us the power to imagine and create the future.’ – Jackie French Image Credit...
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...

Qld Ballet Celebrating Literature

I was so honoured to be asked by the Queensland Ballet to assist them in choosing books from the Premiers Reading Challenge (PRC) early childhood book list to bring to life through music and movement....