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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. I have particularly enjoyed his latest series with Terry Denton, the ‘Treehouse’ books. They are madness and brilliance…

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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 I sent a copy of the book to a friend who has an engineering obsessed son and you…

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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 attack the Emperor’s officials. Friends Ren and Hu are pulled onto opposing sides of the battle. It’s a…

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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 to the Australian bush. A gardening expert, Australian bush advocate and a children’s author – that’s the complete…

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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. Both novels kept me awake into the wee hours of the morning and both stories remained in my…

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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 be a good friend of my sister…so I can kind of/sort of claim her as my own friend…

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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 on the library shelves. Ten Things You Need to Know About Brian Falkner 1. Tell us about your…

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Book Party: ‘Where The Wild Things Are’

By Megan Daley | Jul 14, 2013
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Book Party: ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ 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!). Maurice Sendaks’ classic book turned 50 this year, which you can read about here.

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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 Box’…which I adored.  It is still one of PudStar’s favourite books several years down the track and I…

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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 ovation from parents and teachers for the gift she has given to our young people. Jackie French has…

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