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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 ago now. I loved it so much that as soon as I finished it I Googled ‘Sarah Davis…

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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 published, bestselling children’s author, Belinda Murrell’s 18 books include ‘The Sun Sword Trilogy’, a fantasy-adventure series for boys…

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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; my mum worked with him on the Children’s Book Council of Australia merchandise – and we will both…

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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 admit it…she needs some down time.

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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 and creating as children. PudStar is also rather enamoured with all things drawing related and can spend hours…

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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 and bullying. I recently reviewed ‘Gracie and Josh’ here which deals with childhood illness, and the impact this…

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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 PudStar loved leaves and how our leaves in Brisbane are all just green as we don’t really do Autumn!…

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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) has read this so many times that he knows each and every word by heart – love how…

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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 literature festival around – this year’s launch is September 9). Stephen has the driest and wickedest sense of…

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5 Reasons to Attend Book Launches

By Megan Daley | Apr 23, 2013
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5 Reasons to Attend Book Launches We were incredibly fortunate to be invited to attend the launch of Narelle Oliver’s latest book, ‘Don’t Let a Spoonbill in the Kitchen’. My review of the book is here – if you are an early childhood teacher or parent of young ones – get it! I…

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