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James Moloney

James Moloney has written nearly 40 books over the last 20 years, most of them for children and young adults.   His first was Crossfire, published in 1992, and other notable books include Angela, Dougy and A Bridge to Wiseman’s Cove, for which he won the Australian Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Award in 1997. A … Read more

Jackie French

Jackie French grew up in Brisbane, although she now lives in New South Wales.  She is a prolific author and has produced approximately 150 books to date.  Notable titles include Diary of a Wombat, Hitler’s Daughter and Flood which was produced in response to the 2011 Queensland floods. State Library of Queensland owns the artwork … Read more

On the road with Australia’s Children’s Laureate

For the second week of the Queensland school holidays, I was fortunate enough to spend time in Far North Queensland playing chauffeur to Australia’s Children Laureate – Boori Monty Pryor. Boori and Alison Lester share the inaugural position appointed by the Australian Children’s Literature Alliance and their roles serve as ambassadors for children’s literature to foster a … Read more