Book People

Book People: Claire Saxby

By Megan Daley | May 30, 2015
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Book People: Claire Saxby I have long loved the work of Claire Saxby and her latest work is no exception – in fact it possibly my new favourite illustrated fiction book (this…

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Book People: Davina Bell

By Megan Daley | Mar 10, 2015

Book People: Davina Bell 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…

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Book People: Samantha Turnbull

By Megan Daley | Feb 24, 2015
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Book People: Samantha Turnbull Yesterday I shared a review and book trailer (here) for the new series, ‘The Anti-Princess Club’, which has become a favourite in my school library! Working at a girls…

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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: A.L. Tait

By Megan Daley | Nov 25, 2014
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Book People: A.L. Tait I am always on the lookout for new series for middle-upper primary readers as if a series is great, young readers simply devour them – which is surely…

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Review of ‘Once a Creepy Crocodile’

By Megan Daley | Nov 10, 2014
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Review of ‘Once a Creepy Crocodile’ Written by Peter Taylor. Illustrated by Nina Rycroft. Musical arrangement Rusty Berther. Publisher: Five Mile Press (book and CD set) Themes: Australian animals, Waltzing Matilda, poetry,…

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Book People: Jen Storer

By Megan Daley | Nov 5, 2014
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Book People: Jen Storer The children’s book industry in Australia is a beautiful place to inhabit. I have been incredibly fortunate to work and play in this industry over many, many years…

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Book People: Judith Rossell

By Megan Daley | Nov 5, 2014
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Book People: Judith Rossell My husband, #backboy, has been in hospital for a week and ‘Withering-by-Sea’ by Judith Rossell has been the best, best thing to take me to another place. I…

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Book People: Allison Rushby

By Megan Daley | Sep 16, 2014

Book People: Allison Rushby 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…

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Book People: Scott Prince

By Megan Daley | Sep 16, 2014
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Book People: Scott Prince Scott Prince, from the Kalkadoon People in Mt Isa, lives on the Gold Coast with his wife and two daughters. Scott has played for the Brisbane Broncos and…

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Book People: Dave Hartley

By Megan Daley | Sep 16, 2014
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Book People: Dave Hartley 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…

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Book People: Ananda Braxton-Smith

By Megan Daley | Aug 27, 2014
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Book People: Ananda Braxton-Smith I have read and very much enjoyed Ananda Braxton-Smiths young adult series, ‘The Secrets of Carrick’. I do so love it when an accomplished YA writers turns their…

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Book People: Samantha Wheeler

By Megan Daley | Aug 27, 2014
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Book People: Samantha Wheeler ‘Smooch and Rose’ is one of my favourite middle primary chapter books of the last year, you can read my review here. So I was very excited about getting…

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Book People: David Mackintosh

By Megan Daley | Aug 20, 2014
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Book People: David Mackintosh I have loved the work of David Mackintosh for the longest time and I am so excited to be featuring him here today – I rather loved what he…

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Book People: Jackie Hosking

By Megan Daley | Aug 14, 2014
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Book People: Jackie Hosking I absolutely loved reading Jackie’s ’10 Things’…and wholeheartedly agree that Winnie the Pooh is the epitome of kindness; that bear is wise. Jackie is the author of ‘The…

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Book People: Sally Murphy

By Megan Daley | Jul 27, 2014
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I love adding each ‘Book People’ post; some people swoon over movie stars, I swoon over the talented creators of literature for young people. I have swooned over the work of Sally…

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Book People: James Moloney

By Megan Daley | Jun 10, 2014
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Book People: James Moloney James Moloney was my husband’s teacher librarian at a Catholic boys school in Brisbane. When Dan told me this many years ago, I was over-excited (I know. Hard…

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Jackie French: Garden Tour and General Gush

By Megan Daley | May 29, 2014
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This week I crossed something off my literary bucket list. Megan’s Literary Bucket List Visit Jackie French’s garden Go to 100 Acre Woods, alone and in the rain and get chased by…

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Five Reasons Children Should Read Humour

By Megan Daley | May 21, 2014
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Five Reasons Children Should Read Humour (Notes from Andy Griffith’s session at CBCA Conference, Canberra, 2014) Books by Andy Griffiths are madness and brilliance personified and I’m yet to find a reader…

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Book People: Shona Innes

By Megan Daley | Apr 15, 2014
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Book People: Shona Innes I’m a big fan of books for children which deal with the big issues for young people such as grief, marriage breakdown, disability, illness, allergies, friendship issues and…

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