Book People: Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is a Sydney-based TV screenwriter, journalist and newspaper columnist, who has PhD in creative writing and cultural studies. That's the official spiel from his website but I'm pretty sure that my intro is better; Benjamin Law...

Nick Falk and Tony Flowers

Thanks to Penguin Random House, we have just had a visit from Tony Flowers and Nick Falk who are two of my favs in this children's literature business - though I did give up...

Brisbane Event: Tony Flowers and Nick Falk

  Author Nick Falk and illustrator Tony Flowers are coming to Brisbane for one show only and it is at the St Aidan’s Junior School Library…because our library rocks (just joking. No not really joking...our...

ABC Bookworms: New Children’s and YA Literature

This evening I will be chatting with Sarah Howells on the 612ABC show, Bookworms. Once a month on a Tuesday I am let loose on a radio microphone (me...live...seriously) and allowed to talk books....

Andy Griffiths Treehouse Books

Andy Griffiths Treehouse Books Books by Andy Griffiths are madness and brilliance personified and I’m yet to find a reader who has not enjoyed them. If you have a reluctant reader, Andy Griffiths is possibly...

Review of ‘My Life and Other Massive Mistakes’

Review of 'My Life and Other Massive Mistakes' Written by Tristan Bancks. Illustrated by Gus Gordon. I do so love it when young readers write reviews for me! Eleven year old Joe is a keen reader...

Review of ‘The Worm Who Knew Karate’

Review of ‘The Worm Who Knew Karate’ Written by Jill Lever. Illustrated by Terry Denton. Publisher: Penguin Group Australia Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: garden worms, karate, confidence, defence strategies, working hard, thinking...

Humour in Children’s Literature

Humour in Children’s Literature My most recent 612ABC radio 'Bookworms' half hour was about the books that make our young people, and the adults who read with them, roll around on the floor laughing -...

Review of ‘This is a Ball’

Review of ‘This is a Ball’ Written and illustrated by Beck and Matt Stanton Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: I don’t really know what to write here. No really. I don’t. No...

‘The Brothers Quibble’: 2015 ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime

'The Brothers Quibble': 2015 ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime Author/illustrator Aaron Blabey continues to produce one brilliant book after another and ‘The Brothers Quibble’ is pure literary gold, so I was delighted to see it chosen...