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1 Read For Your Life : The Australian Children's Laureateship Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2020 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 35 no. 1 2020; (p. 24-25)

'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)

1 Richard Yaxley : A Profile Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2020 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 35 no. 1 2020; (p. 12-15)

'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)

1 My Story, My Place, My World : Australian Memoirs in Nonfiction and Faction for Young People Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 33 no. 4 2018; (p. 8-12)
'Memoirs are often perceived to be an adult form of writing, to be read by other adults. However, memoirs written for, or read by, young people also develop their empathy by exploring the diversity of other experiences in multi-literate forms of text.' (Introduction)
1 Australian Children's Laureate : A Project 10 Years in the Making Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 33 no. 1 2018; (p. 4-5)
'2018 ushers in the announcement of the fifth Australian Children's Laureate with tremendous fanfare. Morris Gleitzman follows four esteemed creators who have filled this prestigious and powerful position with immense skill and grace'. (Introduction)
1 The Association for Children's & Youth Literature (AKJ) : Arbieitskreis Fur Jugendliteratur Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 32 no. 2 2017; (p. 4-9)

'One of the many benefits of attending biennial International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY) Congresses in different countries, hosted by national sections, is meeting and befriending those engaged in book promotion all over the world and discovering how similar we are, despite our cultural differences. Doris Breitmoser has worked for The Association for Children's and Youth Literature (AKJ) Arbeitkreis fur Jugenliteratur for twenty years and has been its director since 2002. We met at the IBBY Congress in Santiago, Spain in 2010, again in 2014 in Mexico City, and most recently in 2016 in Auckland , NZ. Doris's work with AKJ is truly inspiring and so I share it with you here.' (Introduction)

1 Know the Author/ Illustrator : Narelle Oliver Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 32 no. 1 2017; (p. 4-9)

'In October 2016, Australian readers lost one of their most significant and best-loved picture book creators. Narelle Oliver (25 February 1960 - 3 October 2016) was an exquisite linocut artist, and gifted writer and illustrator of fifteen picture books, and also collaborated on several other texts ... ' (Introduction)

1 Meet the Australian Children's Laureate Leigh Hobbs Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books For Children , November vol. 31 no. 5 2016; (p. 14-16)
"For me it's the feeling that I want to 'spread the word' wherever possible and not just to the converted ... to galvanise a spirit of enthusiasm for what's good and worthwhile and absolutley necessary about the presence of librarians and libraries in schools.' (Introduction)
1 Vale Narelle Oliver (1960-2016) Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2016 single work obituary (for Narelle Oliver )
— Appears in: Reading Time , October 2016;
'This speech was given by Robyn Sheahan-Bright at the memorial for Narelle Oliver, State Library of Queensland, Tuesday 11 October 2016.'
1 Vale Paul Sherman, OAM Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2015 single work obituary (for Paul Sherman )
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , September-November no. 250 2015; (p. 16) Fryer Folios , February vol. 10 no. 1 2016; (p. 39)
'Poet, playwright, actor, journalist, teacher and raconteur : Paul Anthony Sherman was revered in many circles, and yet was the humblest of men.'
1 Meet the Graphic Creator : Bruce Mutard Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2014 single work biography
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 29 no. 3 2014; (p. 16-20)
1 Share a Story with Jackie French Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2014 single work biography
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 29 no. 1 2014; (p. 4-7)
1 Gregory John Rogers Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2013 single work obituary (for Gregory Rogers )
— Appears in: Fryer Folios , July vol. 8 no. 1 2013; (p. 30-31)
1 Vale Gregory Johy Rogers Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2013 single work obituary (for Gregory Rogers )
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 28 no. 3 2013; (p. 4-7)
'Gregory John Rogers was one of Australia's most highly regarded cover artists, and most revered picture book illustrators. His untimely death at 55 has left his family, partner, many friends and readers deeply bereft at the loss of such a creative genius. Ann James and Ann Haddon, his dear friends at Books Illustrated, have called him 'a national treasure' and as time goes by, the truth of this will become even clearer to those who admire and respect his work. This article celebrates his major achievements, the development o his body of work over the years, and the joy he gave to all the many people he encountered while 'rollicking' along that way.'
1 Vale Gregory Rogers Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2013 single work obituary (for Gregory Rogers )
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , July no. 231 2013; (p. 5)
1 Acclaimed Illustrator for Whom Pictures Were 'First Language' Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2013 single work
— Appears in: The Age , 10 June 2013; (p. 42)
1 The Inaugural Australian Children's Laureate 'First Term Report 2012-2013' Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 28 no. 2 2013; (p. 18-21)
1 [Essay] : Fox Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013-;

'Fox was a contemporary classic the minute it was published – an extraordinary picture book that has been acclaimed throughout the world for its mastery of words and pictures. It is a breathtaking collaboration by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks, two of Australia’s most respected writers and illustrators for young people. Together, they’ve created an allegory of heroic proportions that is told in a spare, poetic text and hauntingly arresting illustrations. They engrave on the reader’s heart profound ideas of love, grief, loyalty, desire and redemption.' (Introduction)

1 Red, Yellow, and Black : Australian Indigenous Publishing for Young People Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , July vol. 49 no. 3 2011; (p. 1-17)
The growth in the publication of Indigenous literature in Australia is one of the most significant recent developments. This article discusses the treatment of Indigenous cultural themes (sometimes by non-Indigenous people), issues that confront publishers when dealing with Indigenous writers and illustrators, and how the establishment (or consolidation) of Indigenous publishing houses has been a force for change.
1 Know the Author/Illustrator : David Mackintosh Robyn Sheahan-Bright (interviewer), 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 26 no. 2 2011; (p. 4-8)
1 Australia's Literary Heritage : How Should We Honour It and Why? Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , June no. 185 2009; (p. 5-7)
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