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1 Just the Moon Dancing : An Interview with Lorraine Marwood, Poet and Author Margaret Robson Kett , 2021 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 36 no. 5 2021; (p. 4-5)
'The voice of poetry is very faint and it's not an easy life, said Lorraine Marwood, as we talked about the release of her latest book' (Introduction)
1 Waltzing Matilda Margaret Robson Kett , 2021 single work criticism column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 36 no. 3 2021; (p. 34)
'For most of the twentieth century, Waltzing Matilda was arguably the most recognisable Australian song to the world at large. My English mother told me many times how her teacher in post-war Sussex had shared the song with great enthusiasm, and explained what each word meant.' (Introduction)
1 Larrikin in Chief : Publisher James Layton and Larrikin House Margaret Robson Kett , 2021 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 36 no. 1 2021; (p. 24)
'Sometimes I love reading, laughed James Layton while we were talking together recently. But I grew up a reluctant reader.' (Introduction)
1 The Albert Ullin Award Margaret Robson Kett , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 35 no. 5 2020; (p. 24)
'Most Magpies readers will know or have heard about the legendary Albert Ullin founder of the famous Little Bookroom, which opened in Equity Place Melbourne on 13th October 2016.' (Introduction)
1 'What a Funny Way to Earn a Dollar' A Survey of Elizabeth Honey's Work Margaret Robson Kett , 2020 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 35 no. 5 2020; (p. 14)
'Whether celebrating the publication of the fifth novel in a series, drawing on an iPad or publishing a zine of poems for Christmas, the prolific and always entertaining Elizabeth Honey show no sign of slowing after more than thirty years in the business.' (Introduction)
1 The Best Quality Books and an Overriding Family Culture : Lamont Books is 30 Margaret Robson Kett , 2020 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 35 no. 4 2020; (p. 24)
'A specialist book supplier to schools in five states, Lamont Books is celebrating 30 years of ownership by the de Koning family this year.' (Introduction)
1 Celebrating 80 Years of Puffin Margaret Robson Kett , 2020 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 35 no. 4 2020; (p. 22)

'Allen Lane founded Penguin in the UK and his idea was to bring stories to a wide range of people inexpensively, and thus the paperback was born. Amidst the bombings of WWII, Lane thought that children needed to understand a little more about what was happening around them, so he put together four non-fiction titles specifically aimed at children, and Puffin was born!' (Introduction)

1 Celebrating the 60th Year of Australia's Oldest Children's Bookshop 'The Little Bookroom' Margaret Robson Kett , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 35 no. 3 2020; (p. 16-17)
'In recent lockdown times, along with other picture book people, I've been reading, reminiscing and researching.' (Introduction)
1 Revisiting One Dragon's Dream Margaret Robson Kett , 2020 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 35 no. 3 2020; (p. 14)
'A dragon, getting ready for bed, stares impassively at framed numbers arranged in a grid on the wall. His storybook left open on the floor, a doting relative's piercing gaze from a portrait on the wall, he settles into his fretwork four-poster.' (Introduction)
1 Sue and Saroo : A Memoir of Motherhood Margaret Robson Kett , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 426 2020; (p. 53)

— Review of Lioness Sue Brierley , 2020 single work autobiography

'The vision was of a brown-skinned child standing by her side. She sensed it so keenly that she could even feel the child’s warmth. It was so striking she wondered about her sanity … but as time went by, she became more comfortable with her vision, accepted it as something precious, a visitation of some sort that only she knew about.’' (Introduction)

1 The Power of Witches : Three New Fantasy Novels for Younger Readers Margaret Robson Kett , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 422 2020; (p. 33-34)

— Review of The Threads of Magic Alison Croggon , 2020 single work children's fiction ; Euphoria Kids Alison Evans , 2020 single work novel ; The Vanishing Deep Astrid Scholte , 2020 single work novel

'This month’s survey features three bewitching novels from authors intent on transporting younger readers to other worlds.'

1 y separately published work icon A construction of Cranes Margaret Robson Kett , Caitlin Zeigler (illustrator), Melbourne : Kettlestitch Press , 2019 23460209 2019 single work picture book children's

'"Is it a bird?, is it a plane? No it's a construction of cranes!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Cupid and Pisk Margaret Robson Kett , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 416 2019; (p. 56)

— Review of Storytime : Growing up with Books Jane Sullivan , 2019 selected work essay
1 Bologna Children's Book Fair for Beginners : A Report Margaret Robson Kett , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 34 no. 3 2019; (p. 12)
'The Bologna Children's Book Fair's 56th edition took place in Italy April 2019. The Fair featured 1442 exhibitors from 80 countries and reported that their number of foreign visitors was up 20% on 2018. For 40 years, I've been a children's librarian, reading wide-eyed about the Fair in journals, magazines and online. My speciality interest is books from birth to five years-old and this was the first year that the Fair had an exhibition of the best tod-dler books that the world has to offer, along with the inaugural prize—the chance to see this was irresistible.' (Introduction)
 
1 Making Stories with Other People : Collaborative Novels for Young People Margaret Robson Kett , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 34 no. 1 2019; (p. 4)
Margaret Robson Kett interviews six writers who have co-authored books. 
1 Margaret Robson Kett Celebrates the Life of Albert Ullin Champion of Children's Books Margaret Robson Kett , 2019 single work obituary (for Albert Ullin )
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 33 no. 5 2019; (p. 10)
1 Know the Author : John Flanagan Margaret Robson Kett (interviewer), 2019 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 33 no. 5 2019; (p. 8-9)
1 Bookseller Encouraged Children’s Love of Books Sophie Ullin , Margaret Robson Kett , 2019 single work obituary (for Albert Ullin )
— Appears in: Sydney PEN Magazine , May 2019; (p. 30)
'Albert Ullin OAM was the founder and longtime owner of The Little Bookroom, Australia’s oldest specialist children’s bookshop.'
1 Grotesque, Mirthful, Cunning and Quaint : 100 Years of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Margaret Robson Kett , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 33 no. 3 2018; (p. 20-22)
1 Conspiracy of Secrets : The Clamour and Comfort of Friends in Four YA Novels Margaret Robson Kett , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 405 2018; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Between Us Clare Atkins , 2018 single work novel ; Hive A. J. Betts , 2018 single work novel ; I Had Such Friends Meg Gatland-Veness , 2018 single work novel ; P is for Pearl Eliza Henry-Jones , 2018 single work novel
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