Book People

Book People: Randa Abdel-Fattah

By Megan Daley | Aug 12, 2016
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I read Randa Abdel-Fattah’s ‘Does My Head Look Big in This’ years ago and have been an avid fan of everything she has written since. We have also had her as a…

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Book People: Kate and Jol Temple

By Megan Daley | Jul 13, 2016

Kate and Jol Temple seem to have exploded onto the Australian children’s book scene. While I’m sure that they have been working hard for years prior to their publishing success, they really…

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Book People: Tristan Bancks

By Megan Daley | Jun 21, 2016
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I’ve been an avid fan of Tristan Bancks for many years now, as has my teaching partner Jackie – who teaches a Geography unit each year which supports the Room to Read…

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Book People: Kate Ritchie

By Megan Daley | Apr 6, 2016
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Kate Ritchie is probably much better known to all of you as 1/3 of the nations number one drive show. Or perhaps you remember her fondly as Sally Fletcher, who Ritchie played on Home and…

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‘The Fairy Dancers’ Book Birthday Party

By Megan Daley | Apr 5, 2016
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As you may have gathered, I’m rather a fan of book themed parties. Seriously what’s not to love? Aside from the obvious joy of seeing a book come to life, the theming…

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Book People: Megan Forward

By Megan Daley | Mar 31, 2016
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‘A Patch From Scratch’ is everything I’ve been looking for in a gardening/sustainability book for years now. Aimed at young children 4+ (and I’ve happily read it to every year level from…

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Book People: Anna Fienberg

By Megan Daley | Mar 29, 2016
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If there is one book I consistently recommend as a read-aloud for Year Three – Six, it’s ‘Horrendo’s Curse’. It’s been over ten years now since I first read ‘Horrendo’s Curse’ but the story,…

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Book People: Anna Ciddor

By Megan Daley | Mar 14, 2016
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I’ve just finished reading ‘The Family with Two Front Doors’ by Anna Ciddor, a story which absolutely captivated me and took me back to my pre-teen years when I went through a stage…

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Book People: Will Kostakis

By Megan Daley | Feb 24, 2016
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It is my very great pleasure and immense honour, to introduce you today to Will Kostakis. Will is without a doubt one of my favourite YA authors of the last few years…

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Book People: Ailsa Wild

By Megan Daley | Jan 25, 2016

  The fabulous new ‘Squishy Taylor’ series for young independent readers has sophisticated writing and engaging storylines which will resonate with young people. They are books which I hope will end up in the…

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Book People: Emma Quay

By Megan Daley | Dec 1, 2015
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I have loved the work of Emma Quay ever since ‘Bear and Chook’ (written by Lisa Shanahan, illustrated by Emma Quay) first landed in my library. It was pretty much love at…

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Book People: Natalie Jane Prior

By Megan Daley | Nov 7, 2015

The launch of Natalie’s latest book (with illustrator Cheryl Orsini), ‘The Fairy Dancers’ was one of the lovliest launches we have attended in quite some time – more here. Young attendees were…

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Book People: Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard (Netball Gems)

By Megan Daley | Sep 28, 2015
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Book People: Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard (Netball Gems) Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard are sisters who have been involved in all aspects of netball in Australia for many years. They have…

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Book People: Janeen Brian

By Megan Daley | Sep 16, 2015

Book People: Janeen Brian I have long loved the work of Janeen Brian and can never quite believe how diverse her writing style is. I often double check covers to see it really…

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How to Host a Ninja Book Party!

By Megan Daley | Sep 8, 2015
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How to Host a Ninja Book Party! I’ve had an afternoon full of ninja moves, ninja illustrations and general ninja chit chat, at the Story Arts Festival Ipswich (SAFI) Ninja Book Party.…

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Book People: Nikki Gemmell

By Megan Daley | Aug 26, 2015
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Book People: Nikki Gemmell I really am utterly stoked to have Nikki Gemmell here on the blog today – she is my favourite newspaper columnist, regularly bringing me to tears or feeling the…

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Book People: Sally Morgan

By Megan Daley | Aug 3, 2015
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Book People: Sally Morgan I am so honroured today to be featuring Sally Morgan on the blog, as part of my Book People series. Sally Morgan has been ‘in my life’ since…

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Book People: Bob Graham

By Megan Daley | Jul 13, 2015

Book People: Bob Graham “Oh. You know. Just another day on the blog”, she says calmly. “I HAVE BOB GRAHAM ON MY BLOG” is what she wants to scream from the treetops…

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Book People: Rebecca Johnson

By Megan Daley | Jun 28, 2015
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Book People: Rebecca Johnson I feel like I’ve known Rebecca for the longest time and I cannot believe I’ve not featured her sooner in one of my Book People posts! She was…

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Book People: Meg McKinlay

By Megan Daley | Jun 25, 2015
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Book People: Meg McKinlay I really, really love the writing of Meg McKinlay, and when I started these Book People posts she was one of the first authors I wanted to feature.…

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