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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... vol. 35 no. 1 March 2020 of Magpies : Talking About Books for Children est. 1986-1995 Magpies : Talking About Books for Children
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'There is a certain feel to the first issue of Magpies for the year as we resettle into the rhythm of the process of sending out books to out reviewers, gathering together the ensuing reviews, placing them into the magazine and sending it off to the printer: all with the knowledge that behind every review and article is the accumulated experience of out panel of reviewers. What a comforting thought!' (Editor's Comments, Introduction)


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Diversity in Children's Literature : Part Two, Liz Derouet , single work column
'Choice is an important aspect of recreational reading for all readers, regardless of age. The thing I love most about reading is that we all like, and dislike, different titles, authors, genres and formats. Choice is an important component in the recreational reading of our young people, and a key aspect of their success.' (Introduction)
(p. 4-6)
Personalised Literature Helps Write A Wrong, Keren Moran , single work column

'I was brought up in a text book 'heteronormative family' - curiously, or offensively (you decide) the official label the current Australian government would apply to this, my childhood family make-up is: 'intact'. (Introduction)

(p. 8-10)
Richard Yaxley : A Profile, Robyn Sheahan-Bright , single work interview

'Richard Yaxley has in recent years received the sort of acclaim that many writers dream of. But his is not the overnight success publishing story but rather the years of hard work leading to very welcome success' story. For thirty years he has been a highly respected teacher and writer but the accolades he has received for his young adult novels have now cemented his reputation.' (Introduction)

(p. 12-15)
Libby Hathorn : A Brilliant Career, Allison Paterson , single work interview

''In one way just living my life is a constant source of research, the whole sprawling jig-saw of it - the trivial to the most momentous. I think a way of catching just a few shards of it, the best way you can, is the writer's task' (Libby Hathorn, 2019)' (Introduction)

(p. 18-20)
Read For Your Life : The Australian Children's Laureateship, Robyn Sheahan-Bright , single work interview

'Australian reading advocates have the right to be proud of their many achievements in promoting literacy but one of the most recent initiatives is something to be truly celebrated. For, on 11 February 2020, the sixth Australian Children's Laureate - Ursula Dubosarsky (2020-21) - was announced to follow the five who have previously held this prestigious position - Boori Monty Pryor and Alison Lester (2012-13) who shared the role, Jackie French (2014-15), Leigh Hobbs (2016-17) and Morris Gleitzman (2018-19).' (Introduction)

(p. 24-25)

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