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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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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’ classic book turned 50 this year?! ChickPea is indeed a Wild Thing; ask anyone in the family. She…

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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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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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