"The best books, reviewed with insight and charm, but without compromise." - author Jackie French

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Behind the Books


Behind the Books features a plethora of divine local and international children's literary talent. Each author or illustrator is featured over two days and includes interviews, reviews, bibliographies, fun facts, even guest posts (we know!!) and lots more.

Enjoy this glorious glimpse into the talent behind your favourite books!

DAVE HACKETT
12 - 13 September 2011
Bibliography - Dave Hackett
Review: Unstoppable Brainspin
Review: Norman Enormous
Cartoon Dave Gallery
Review: Fab Face Freak-Out / No-Rules Cartooning
10 Fun Facts - Dave Hackett
Review: UFO
Author Interview - Dave Hackett

GABRIELLE WANG
15 - 16 August 2011
Bibliography
Review: The Race for the Chinese Zodiac
Our Australian Girl Series
Review: Little Paradise
Fun Facts: Gabrielle Wang
Review: The Garden of Empress Cassia
Author Interview: Gabrielle Wang
Review: A Ghost in my Suitcase

GRAEME BASE
18 - 19 July 2011
Bibliography
Review: Animalia

JANE GODWIN

MORRIS GLEITZMAN
16 - 17 May 2011
Review: Bumface

ANDY GRIFFITHS
4 - 5 April 2011
Bibliography
Review: Just Tricking!
Review: The Cat is Flat on the Mat
Fun Facts
Review: Just Disgusting!
Review: The Very Bad Book
Author Interview
Review: Robot Riot
Review: Bumageddon: The Final Pongflict
Review: What Body Part is That?
More Fun Facts
Review: Just Crazy!

URSULA DUBOSARSKY
21 - 22 March 2011
Bibliography
Review: The Terrible Plop
Review: The Word Spy
Review: The Golden Day
Author Interview
Review: The Honey and Bear stories
Fun Facts: Ursula Dubosarsky
Review: Rex
Guest Post: The Golden Day

FELICE ARENA
7 - 8 March 2011
Bibliography
Review: Speck Magee and the Great Footy Contest
Review: Hey, Cat!
Fun Facts with Felice Arena
Author/Illustrator Interview
Review: Farticus Maximus
Review: Sally and Dave: A Slug Story

JACKIE FRENCH
7 - 9 February 2011
Bibliography
Review: Diary of a Wombat
Review: Rocket Your Child Into Reading
Review: A Waltz for Matilda
Ten Fun Facts
Review: Baby Wombat's Week
Writing Tips
Review: The Goat Who Sailed the World
Review: The Secret World of Wombats
Review: Queen Victoria's Underpants
Review: Josephine Wants to Dance
Review: The Night They Stormed Eureka
Review: The Tomorrow Book
Guest Post: Encouraging your kids to read
Author Interview

NETTE HILTON
15 - 16 November 2010
Bibliography
Review: A Proper Little Lady
Fun Facts with Nette Hilton
Review: Star of the Show
Review: Star of the Circus
Review: My Silent World
Author Interview
Review: The Adventures of a Late-Night Swearer
Review: Pyro Watson and the Hidden Treasure
Review: The Innocents

SANDY FUSSELL
1 - 2 November 2010
Bibliography
Review: Samurai Kids: White Crane
Author Interview - Sandy Fussell
Review: Samurai Kids: Owl Ninja
Ten Things About Sandy
Guest Post: Sandy Fussell on Authors in Schools
Review: Samurai Kids: Shaolin Tiger

M SASEK
18 - 19 October 2010
Bibliography
Review: This is Paris
Review: This is Hong Kong
An Interview with Anne Ward of miroslavsasek.com
The Art of M Sasek
Review: This is New York
Review: This is San Francisco
Review: This is Australia
The Answers to M Sasek's Art

ALISON LESTER
4 - 5 October 2010
Bibliography
Review: Are We There Yet?
Review: Running With the Horses
Review: Who's That Knocking?
Review: Isabella's Bed
Review: Magic Beach
Review: The Journey Home
Author/Illustrator interview

MO WILLEMS
27 - 28 September 2010
Bibliography
Review: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
Review: Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!
Review: Leonardo the Terrible Monster
Review: Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Review: Time To Pee!
Review: Watch Me Throw the Ball!

CATH CROWLEY
20 - 21 September 2010

JEFF KINNEY
9 - 11 August 2010
My Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Bibliography
Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Wimpy No.5
The Book and the Movie
Fun Facts

DEBORAH ABELA


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