Portable Magic – Jessica Sanders

August 30, 2020

Author and social worker, Jessica Sanders is passionate about creating resources that foster and nurture positive mental health in children. Jess’ first book Love Your Body, illustrated by Carol Rossetti, is aimed at young girls. The book , which began as a Kickstarter, is now published in 29 countries, in several languages. Love Your Body...


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Portable Magic – Sue Whiting

August 23, 2020

Before COVID-19 changed our lives, this week would have been CBCA Book Week 2020 – Curious Creatures, Wild Minds. In the past when Monday of Book Week rolls around, my car is packed, my iPad filled with PowerPoints and my school-visit-bag loaded with throat lozenges to help my voice last the week. But this year,...


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Portable Magic – Mark Smith

August 17, 2020

Young adult author, Mark Smith, writes cracking dystopian novels set around the beautiful wVictoria’s Great Ocean Road, where he lives. A former teacher, Mark is passionate about writing and sharing his skill with young writers. His trilogy, The Road to Winter, Wilder Country and Land of Fences is a fast-paced read loved by readers and...


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Portable Magic – Michael Pryor

August 10, 2020

Michael Pryor is one of Australia’s most loved authors. His highly acclaimed fantasy and science fiction novels include The Extraordinaries series and Gap Year In Ghost Town. As well as his many novels, Michael also writes short stories. In fact over 50 of his short stories have been published in Australia and overseas. The dapper...


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Portable Magic with Children’s Author, Dee White

August 3, 2020

What a heartbreaking time, especially for Victorians. More than ever we need time out from the craziness. Thank goodness for books. From picture books to door-stopper literary tomes, (Yes I loved The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel) books bring such comfort. There’s only one thing better than books, and that is talking about...


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