Meredith Costain Meredith Costain i(A14867 works by)
Also writes as: Gemma Carey ; M.J. Costain
Born: Established: 1955 West Gippsland, Gippsland, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Costain has also written a number of textbooks and other non-fiction works for children.

Most Referenced Works


  • Meredith Costain also wrote works for the educational series 'Supa Doopers', 'Literacy Links', 'Reading Discovery' and 'Crackers'. She is also editor of the educational series 'Trend Fiction'.
  • For information about this author's works for children not yet included in AustLit, see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992-2004).

Personal Awards

2002 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Professional Achievement For editing. (With Paul Collins)

Awards for Works

Friendship S.O.S. Ella Diaries : Excellent Collection , 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'Ella is on holiday on a LUXURY cruise ship. Its going to be AMAZING swimming pools, shopping mall, ice-skating ... and NO school for a week! Best of all, Zoe is coming too! But when a friendship catastrophe strikes, Ella's perfect holiday looks doomed! Can she find a new CRUISE BFF? Or will this voyage be FUN OVERBOARD? ' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted YABBA Fiction for Younger Readers
Double Dare You Ella Diaries : Excellent Collection , 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'Its a new school year, and everything is perfect. Ella has a new uniform, glittery stationery and cant wait to meet her new teacher. Until class starts, that is - and EVERYTHING goes wrong. She cant believe she has to sit next to her absolutely WORST ENEMY EVER, Peach Parker! No matter how far she moves her pencil case across the desk, Peach is in her SPACE. Where's her BFF Zoe? Can this year get ANY WORSE? Tune into the secret thoughts of Ella as she battles the school bully and turns a lunch time curse into a lunch time craze!' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Younger Readers
Bed Tails 2009 single work picture book children's An exuberant rhyming tale about the fruitless efforts of parents to remain asleep in bed when joined by their young son and pets on a stormy night.
2010 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Young Children (2003-2013)
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