Hi All,

I hope you had a wonderful Book Week. I know I certainly did. Getting out into schools and meeting lots of enthusiastic readers is such a lovely perk of the job.

Here are some photos from the past couple of weeks.

We live in such a beautiful country. I’m occasionally lucky enough to travel to picturesque schools such as Scarborough, just south of Sydney.

Many schools hold book fairs during Book Week. I love sneaking in and browsing the titles between sessions. This book fair at Knox Grammar school was beautifully set up.

Students at Wentworth Falls Public School were invited to design cakes based on books. I LOVE this Exploding Endings cake.

I love chatting about the ideas behind storytelling, as well as sharing snippets from my books. Meeting wonderful audiences such as King’s and Ravenswood (below) is so much fun!

Another perk is meeting awesome librarians and other authors. Mrs Bourke did such a brilliant job of preparing the student at Glendenning Public School. I also had the great honour of meeting the author of the popular Tashi series, Anna Fienberg.

As well as visiting schools, I launched Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables at The Children’s Bookshop, Beecroft. Paul and Beth have been such an amazing supporter of my books.

What would Book Week be without dressing up? At Masada college I met a (collective noun name??) of Oompa Loompas. Archie, who is reading and reviewing 52 books this year, even dressed up as Mr Bambuckle. And what a super job he did! Check out his review page here –

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Book Week so much fun!