Book People

Begin, End, Begin: (The Making of) A #LoveOzYA Anthology

By Megan Daley | Jun 14, 2017
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An oral history of Begin End Begin: A #LoveOZYA anthology

This week, TMB is excited to be highlighting a shiny new YA release. Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA anthology showcases some of the brightest stars on the Australian YA scene, and makes the…

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The story behind the book: Karen Foxlee’s ‘A Most Magical Girl’

By Megan Daley | May 19, 2017
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The story behind A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee

*Please see the end of this article for a special message Karen Foxlee’s ‘A Most Magical Girl’ is having a well-deserved most magical run in 2017. Not only has A Most Magical…

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Book People: J.C. Burke

By Megan Daley | Feb 22, 2017
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Click on title links or cover images to read more about each book and purchase.  #loveOzYA Like when I read Claire Zorn’s ‘One Would Think the Deep’, ‘The Things We Promise’ took…

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Book People: Judith Ridge

By Megan Daley | Nov 27, 2016
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‘The Book that Made Me’ has been my constant breakfast companion for some months now. I like nothing more than taking ten minutes to read over breakfast and it’s always a non-fiction…

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Book People: Anna Branford

By Megan Daley | Oct 24, 2016
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It is extremely hard to not completely fall in love with the work of Anna Branford – it is whimsical and warm and full of beauty and light. Her newly re-packaged ‘Violet…

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Book People: Vale Narelle Oliver

By Megan Daley | Oct 5, 2016
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Beautiful Narelle… You will be so missed by your family, so missed. I know only too well the grief cycle and you, my mum and I have discussed grief at length on…

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Book People: Benjamin Law

By Megan Daley | Sep 24, 2016
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Benjamin Law is a Sydney-based TV screenwriter, journalist and newspaper columnist, who has PhD in creative writing and cultural studies. That’s the official spiel from his website but I’m pretty sure that my intro is better;…

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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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‘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: 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: 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: 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: Bob Graham

By Megan Daley | Jul 13, 2015

“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 and at every dog…

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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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Book People: Davina Bell

By Megan Daley | Mar 10, 2015

I deliberately didn’t read this interview from Davina until I had written the review for her new book, ‘The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade’ as I didn’t want it influence me and I never, ever…

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Book People: Vale Beth Green

By Megan Daley | Dec 3, 2014
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Beautiful Beth, you will be forever missed by so very many people. You have touched so many lives, including my own and I am so very blessed to have had you as…

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Book People: Allison Rushby

By Megan Daley | Sep 16, 2014

I first came across Allison Rushby when I met her mother, Pamela Rushby, who I featured here some time back. I was chatting to Pamela at a literary function (I see her at…

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Book People: Dave Hartley

By Megan Daley | Sep 16, 2014
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Dave Hartley is a deputy principal in the city of Logan, south of Brisbane. Employed by Education Queensland for more than a decade, he has taught across many year levels and was…

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