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Book People: Geoffrey McSkimming

By Megan Daley | Aug 5, 2013

Book People: Geoffrey McSkimming In a previous job I worked at a boys school, and Geoffrey McSkimming’s ‘Cairo Jim’ books were never on the shelves. I now work at a girls school…

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Book People: Andy Griffiths

By Megan Daley | Jul 28, 2013
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Well this man obviously needs no introduction. Andy Griffiths is loved, loved, loved by young readers worldwide (and plenty of adults!) and in my humble opinion his books just keep getting better.…

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Book People: Andrew King

By Megan Daley | Jul 28, 2013
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Andrew King is relatively ‘new’ to the world of children’s literature – although of course he’s been writing for years! An engineer by day, Andrew is the creator of ‘Engibear’s Dream’ and…

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Book People: Alison Lloyd

By Megan Daley | Jul 28, 2013
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Ten Thing You Need to Know about Alison Lloyd 1. Tell us about your latest book Battle of the Jade Horse is the story of two boys in China’s far north-west. Bandits…

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Book People: Leonie Norrington

By Megan Daley | Jul 23, 2013
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Book People: Leonie Norrington I can’t remember anymore what I first loved about Leonie Norrington – her books or her appearances on gardening shows and seeing her passion for all things related…

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Book People: Anthony Eaton

By Megan Daley | Jul 22, 2013
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Book People: Anthony Eaton ‘Fireshadow’ (UQP) and ‘Into White Silence’ (Random House) are without a doubt two of my all-time favourite young adult novels. You can read my review of ‘Fireshadow’ here.…

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An Enid Blyton Faraway Tree Birthday Party

By Megan Daley | Jul 22, 2013
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An Enid Blyton Faraway Tree Birthday Party Hey Bubbles is one of my favourite blogs for beautiful photography, kids craft ideas, excellent kids parties and food…oh the food! Anna also happens to…

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Book People: Brian Falkner

By Megan Daley | Jul 16, 2013
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Many teens and pre teens will need no introduction to the work of Brian Falkner. His bestselling books are action packed, techno thrillers, time bending, suspense filled adventures and they are never…

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Book Party: ‘Where The Wild Things Are’

By Megan Daley | Jul 14, 2013
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ChickPea turned two today we have celebrated with a ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ party with family (sticking to family parties for as long as I can!) Can you believe Maurice Sendaks’…

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Book People: Peter Carnavas

By Megan Daley | Jul 8, 2013
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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 ‘Jessica’s…

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Book People: Jackie French

By Megan Daley | Jul 8, 2013
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Jackie French deserves every bit of gushing I give her. She deserves bouquets of flowers (native), baskets of organic produce, buckets of compost, hi-fives from wombats, clucks from chooks and a standing…

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Book People: Sarah Davis

By Megan Daley | Jul 3, 2013
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Book People: Sarah Davis I’ve been online stalking Sarah Davis for some time now – in the nicest possible way! I have adored her illustrations ever since I purchased ‘Fearless’ some years…

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Book People: Belinda Murrell

By Megan Daley | Jun 26, 2013
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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. An internationally…

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Book People: Vale Gregory Rogers

By Megan Daley | Jun 20, 2013
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Vale Gregory Rogers 19th June 1957 – 1st May 2013 Gregory Rogers was one of Australia’s most internationally recognized and highly awarded author/illustrators, a gifted musician, and a wonderful long lunch companion;…

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School Holiday Activity Books

By Megan Daley | Jun 14, 2013
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School Holiday Activity Books School holidays are just around the corner.I don’t know about your children, but PudStar is exhausted and cranky by this time of the term and although she would never…

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The Cubbyhouse That Became an Art Studio

By Megan Daley | May 28, 2013
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The Cubbyhouse That Became an Art Studio Before she was a teacher librarian, my mum was a high school art teacher and as a result we all spent much time painting, drawing…

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Book People: Susanne Gervay

By Megan Daley | May 28, 2013
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Book People: Susanne Gervay Susanne Gervay does children’s books which deal with tricky issues well. She writes with genuine kindness and care when dealing with issues such as cancer, blended families, refugees…

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Book People: Tania McCartney

By Megan Daley | May 20, 2013
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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…

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Book People: Katrina Germein

By Megan Daley | May 13, 2013

Book People: Katrina Germein Katrina Germein is the author of what has been one of PudStar’s favourite books for nearly two years now – ‘Big Rain Coming’. The Chief Bedtime Reader (Dan)…

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Book People: Stephen Axelsen

By Megan Daley | May 2, 2013

Book People: Stephen Axelsen Warning: Stephen’s ‘Ten Things’ is going to make you smile, and possibly laugh at your screen. I first met Stephen at the StoryArts Festival Ipswich (the best children’s…

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