Tag Archive: picture books

Jan 15

Authors by Alphabet – D is for Kylie Dunstan

the red bridge

The next installment of my Authors by Alphabet series featuring Australian picture book authors. This week’s post: D is for Kylie Dunstan. Kylie Dunstan is an award-winning author and illustrator. She studied art and has worked in museums and galleries in Adelaide, Melbourne and Arnhem Land, as well as spending three years with her family in Vietnam. Her …

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Nov 13

Authors by Alphabet – B is for Bronwyn Bancroft

If I thought selecting an Australian picture book author to feature for my first Authors by Alphabet post was difficult, it was nothing compared to the amazing list of authors I had to select from this week. My final selection: B is for Bronwyn Bancroft. I love Bronwyn Bancroft’s artwork, so it is no surprise …

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Oct 31

Five Random Questions with Peter Carnavas (+ Giveaway)


I was very excited recently to have the opportunity to pose five random questions to Australian picture book author and illustrator Peter Carnavas. I can still remember the first time I read Peter’s first book, Jessica’s Box, with my children and am honoured to be hosting Peter here at Reading Upside Down today. Peter lives …

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Sep 08

Fun Author Facts about Tania McCartney

Riley and the Grumpy Wombat by Tania McCartney

To celebrate the launch of the latest book in the Riley the Little Aviator travelogue picture book series, Australian author and all-round amazing individual Tania McCartney has called in to visit and tell us a little bit about herself. I’m so excited to be part of her Riley and the Grumpy Wombat book blog tour. …

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Jun 06

International Postcard Swap for Families

The International Postcard Swap for Families

I recently signed up to take part in an International Postcard Swap for Families hosted and organised by Zoe at Playing by the Book. Each participant in the swap is given the names of five other familes and asked to send them a postcard (obviously). On the back, we are asked to share some book …

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Jun 03

Thinking About All Things Seuss

Hooray for Diffendoofer Day by Jack Prelutsky & Lane Smith

My Day 2 entry for the 30 Day Photography Challenge was a photo of my ‘I am Sam’ T-shirt, one of my favourite Dr Seuss shirts (I have several). I love the persistent and passionate Sam in Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham, possibly because this is a Seuss story that I remember from my childhood …

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Feb 17

Books Bought: January 2010

Books Bought

I know I should probably just let this one go, but I bought some awesome books in January and I can’t move on to my February list until I tell you about them. Thanks to Cindy of Cindy’s Love of Books for this weekly book meme that I have morphed into a once a month …

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