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Jazzy’s Bookshelf: Raymie Nightingale

By Megan Daley | Aug 9, 2017
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Tween book blogger Jazzy is back, this time with a review of Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo. You can read Jazzy’s complete bio here, see her blog homepage here and ‘like’ her…

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Jazzy’s Bookshelf: Akarnae

By Megan Daley | Jul 19, 2017
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A kid review of Akarnae by Lynette Noni | Children's Books Daily

Kid book blogger Jazzy is back, this time with a review of Akarnae, the first book in The Medoran Chronicles series by Lynette Noni. You can read Jazzy’s complete bio here, see…

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Book people: Belinda Murrell

By Megan Daley | Jul 5, 2017
Jacqueline Harvey meets Belinda Murrell to talk about Pippa's Island

For this week’s Book People post, we asked the fabulous Jacqueline Harvey to catch up with Belinda Murrell about her new series Pippa’s Island. Fortunately for us, they agreed! Take it away…

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Review: ‘The Fall’ by Tristan Bancks

By Megan Daley | Jul 3, 2017
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Book review: The Fall by Tristan Bancks

Megan describes herself as ‘an avid fan’ of Australian kids/YA author Tristan Bancks (you can read her Book People interview with him here). Given that her ‘mind was blown’ by Tristan’s novel…

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Book people: Oliver Phommavanh

By Megan Daley | Jun 28, 2017
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Belinda Murrell interviews Oliver Phommavanh

We hope you are enjoying our series of Book People posts for CBD! This week, bestselling author Belinda Murrell is back with another terrific interview with hilarious children’s author Oliver Phommavanh. You…

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Book People: Deborah Abela

By Megan Daley | Jun 21, 2017
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10 things you need to know about Deborah Abela

Deborah Abela is one of the most popular authors in Australian children’s literature – and you only need to read one of her books or see one of her school presentations to know…

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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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Review: ‘The Boy And The Spy’ by Felice Arena

By Megan Daley | Jun 7, 2017
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Jacqueline Harvey reviews The Boy And The Spy by Felice Arena

This week, Team Megan’s Blog has great pleasure in bringing together two of the biggest names in Australian children’s literature, as bestselling author (and one of Megan’s favourites) Jacqueline Harvey reviews The Boy…

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Review: ‘Dragonfly Song’ by Wendy Orr

By Megan Daley | May 31, 2017
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Book review: Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr

In the lead-up to the announcement in August of the CBCA Book Of The Year Awards, Team Megan’s Blog plans to bring you reviews of as many shortlisted books as we can.…

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Jazzy’s Bookshelf: Hetty Feather

By Megan Daley | May 24, 2017
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Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson reviewed by a kid book blogger

The lovely Jazzy is back this week with a brand-new review for your reading pleasure! Megan loves sharing her blog with young reviewers, and Jazzy is one of her favourites. This week,…

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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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