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My next book, Wandering Star, is now available from all good booksellers. Wandering Star is illustrated by one of Australia’s favourite children’s illustrators, Stephen Michael King, who also did the wonderful cover for poetry anthology A Boat of Stars

I’m really excited about this one. Read my blog post for more.

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Last week, I went to one of the biggest book launches I have ever attended, for Megan Daley’s new book, Raising Readers, which is full of excellent advice for anyone (not only parents) who is interested in encouraging children to read. (It also includes an article by me about children’s poetry, which of course, is another reason why you should buy it.) The launch was a resounding success, and I am sure the book will be too. Megan is an expert at demystifying something a lot of adults believe is important but find intimidating to start doing themselves. Her book is encouraging, and also practical, with lists of specific titles and activities drawn from her many years of experience as a teacher librarian, reviewer and mum.

Raising Readers is now available for purchase. I’ve written here about the book, and you can find out more on Megan’s blog Children’s Books Daily.

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