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...

I am going to attempt to remain professional throughout this post, but I must just say that my love of Richard Roxburgh runs deep. I rarely become enamoured with actors, all my crushes tend...

Book People: Scott Prince Scott Prince, from the Kalkadoon People in Mt Isa, lives on the Gold Coast with his wife and two daughters. Scott has played for the Brisbane Broncos and was previously captain...

I have loved the work of Emma Quay ever since 'Bear and Chook' (written by Lisa Shanahan, illustrated by Emma Quay) first landed in my library. It was pretty much love at first sight...

Book People: Rebecca Johnson I feel like I've known Rebecca for the longest time and I cannot believe I've not featured her sooner in one of my Book People posts! She was actually one of...

Book People: A.L. Tait I am always on the lookout for new series for middle-upper primary readers as if a series is great, young readers simply devour them - which is surely what we want!...

Book People: Allison Rushby I first came across Allison Rushby when I met her mother, Pamela Rushby, who I featured here some time back. I was chatting to Pamela at a literary function (I see her...

Book People: Tania McCartney I recently commented on one of Tania McCartney’s photos on Instagram.  It was a photo of her back garden full of gorgeous Autumn leaves. I said how much PudStar loved leaves...

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...

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...