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....

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...

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...

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...

Kate and Jol Temple seem to have exploded onto the Australian children's book scene. While I'm sure that they have been working hard for years prior to their publishing success, they really do seem...

I've been an avid fan of Tristan Bancks for many years now, as has my teaching partner Jackie - who teaches a Geography unit each year which supports the Room to Read Challenge, of...

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....

Book Links Queensland, the Centre for Children's Literature, is one of my favourite literary groups and the work that is done by this passionate and committed group of volunteers is remarkable.They have recently announced Jackie...

And so it appears that I somehow agreed to be a guest slammer at this event...anything for my Trish... Also I rather like slam poetry...but to watch...not to perform. But now it appears I am...

Kate Ritchie is probably much better known to all of you as 1/3 of the nations number one drive show. Or perhaps you remember her fondly as Sally Fletcher, who Ritchie played on Home and Away between...