Pamela chats with Adrian Beck
Adrian Beck writes funny, action-packed adventure stories for kids. Adrian is the author of the best-selling Alien Zoo series and the co-author of the best-selling kids’ series Kick it to Nick, with AFL Hall of Fame inductee Shane Crawford. He has also written Stuff Happens – Dale, which tells the story of a redhead who gets teased once too often and plots revenge. All of Adrian’s stories are fun to read – even for kids who struggle to get interested in books.
Julie chats with Lucinda Gifford
Lucinda works as an illustrator and author from her cosy, messy home studio in Melbourne. After taking a degree in architecture and veering into an advertising career, Lucinda finally took the plunge and started work on her true passion: children’s books. In 2014 she was awarded the Five Mile Press Illustrator Prize and, since then, has illustrated over twenty books.
Pamela reviews Derek Dool, Supercool: Bust a Move by Adrian Beck, illustrated by Scott Edgar
… and Hotel Flamingo: Carnival Caper by Alex Milway
Julie reviews Monty’s Island: Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell by Emily Rodda, illustrated by Lucinda Gifford
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