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Allison Paterson Allison Paterson i(A83634 works by) (a.k.a. Allison Marlow Patterson)
Born: Established: Pyramid Hill, Wedderburn - Boort - Pyramid Hill area, North West Victoria, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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1 y separately published work icon Cameron Baird, VC, MG : Dedicated, Courageous and Born to Lead Allison Paterson , Allison Paterson (illustrator), Newport : Big Sky Publishing , 2022 23972984 2022 single work information book children's

'For over a century, Australians have served their country in war and peacekeeping missions across the world. On Anzac Day and Remembrance Day, we continue to gather and remember those who fought for our country in the past, and those who keep us safe today. 

'In recent times, 41 Australian Defence Force personnel lost their lives whilst on duty in the conflict in Afghanistan. Cameron Baird, VC, MG is one such Australian who died in the service of his country. 

'Cameron was born to lead, inspiring others and gaining the respect of his peers. A dedicated soldier, Cameron’s leadership and courageous actions resulted in the award of the Medal of Gallantry in 2007-2008. In 2013, while on active service in Afghanistan, Cameron lost his life while attempting to rescue a wounded mate. His act of supreme sacrifice, valour and devotion to duty was recognised with the awarding of Australia’s highest battlefield honour – the Victoria Cross. 

'This is a story of Australian service in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. It is a story of mateship, dedication, leadership and sacrifice, and one we should never forget.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Customs and Traditions of the Australian Defence Force Allison Paterson , Allison Paterson (illustrator), Newport : Big Sky Publishing , 2021 23972820 2021 single work information book children's

'At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.

'A colourful and engaging book for young readers showing the history and origins of some of the Australian Defence Force's customs and traditions. Australia Remembers truly stands out like one of the tallest poppies in its field. (Romi Sharp, Just Kids Lit).'  (Publication summary)

1 Cover Book Review : Somebody's Land by Adam Goodes, Ellie Laing and David Hardy Allison Paterson , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 36 no. 5 2021; (p. 14)

— Review of Somebody's Land : Welcome to Our Country Adam Goodes , Ellie Laing , 2021 single work picture book
'The story of 'Somebody's Land' begins before the arrival of white people.' (Introduction)
1 When Being Josh is Enough Allison Paterson , 2021 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 36 no. 5 2021; (p. 6-9)
'The health and wellbeing of our children is an issue which concerns us all.' (Introduction)
1 Brothers, Books, Birds, and Being a Librarian : An Interview with Peter Carnavas Allison Paterson , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 36 no. 4 2021; (p. 10-12)
'It was 2012 and I was some ten years into my career as a teacher-librarian when I first met Peter Carnavas. His delightful picture books were by then firmly implanted in my library program.' (Introduction)
1 Shirley Marr : A Glasshouse of Stars Allison Paterson , 2021 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 36 no. 3 2021; (p. 26)
'Amongst the countless benefits of reading is experiencing a perspective other than one's own, and the subsequent development of understanding, tolerance and empathy for others.' (Introduction)
1 On Waking Romeo Allison Paterson , 2021 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 36 no. 3 2021; (p. 22-24)
'It was 2015 when Kathryn Barker's debut novel, In the Skin of a Monster was released into the world of Young Adult literature. It was met with much acclaim.' (Introduction)
1 PAWS : Neurodivergence, Kindness, Understanding and Acceptance Allison Paterson , 2021 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 36 no. 2 2021; (p. 12-13)
'Introducing children to a range of literature that both mirrors their own life and provides a window into the diverse worlds of others is a vital ingredient to the development of sense of self and empathy.' (Introduction)
1 Eliza Henry Jones Interviewed by Allison Paterson Allison Paterson , 2021 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 36 no. 2 2021; (p. 8-10)
'Eliza Henry-Jones always knew that writing would be a big part of her life. After all, crafting a novel-length manuscript every year since she was fourteen is a sure sign of a dedicated writer.' (Introduction)
1 Heroes of the Secret Underground : Review and Q & A Allison Paterson , 2021 single work review interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 36 no. 2 2021; (p. 4-5)

— Review of Heroes of the Secret Underground Susanne Gervay , 2021 single work novel
'A shiver of anticipation accompanies the moment I open a book penned by Susanne Gervay. the multi-award-winning author and champion of Australian children's literature transports readers on journeys into powerful stories of social injustice, human rights and coming-of-age. Her work has resulted in an award of the Order of Australia for children's literature and the Lifetime Social Justice Award. (Introduction)
1 y separately published work icon I Wonder Allison Paterson , Nancy Bevington (illustrator), Newport : Big Sky Publishing , 2021 21863580 2021 single work picture book children's 'The little wooden boat has been left behind in the sand dunes.
'Odd things pass it by, tumbling and floating into the ocean – a chip packet, a takeaway cup and a plastic bag.
'The little wooden boat wonders and worries ...
'Is it a forgotten thing? Is it just rubbish now? Will it ever find a home again?
'A powerful and timely tale of the small steps we can take to care for our world.' 

(Publication summary)

1 Q and A with Ursula Dubosarsky and Tohby Riddle about their New Book, March of the Ants Allison Paterson , 2021 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 36 no. 1 2021; (p. 18)
'Heading off on a very important expedition, the ants are well prepared; each brings an essential item that will be of use on the journey ahead - food, water, a map, and a variety of tools. But when the littlest ant announces she will bring a book, the Chief Ant is exasperated...' (Introduction)
1 Dreams of Droving... and Other Tails Allison Paterson , 2021 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 36 no. 1 2021; (p. 14-16)
'No matter where I live in this land of golden soil, there remains a place from my past that I still call home.' (Introduction)
1 Review : How to Make a Bird Allison Paterson , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 35 no. 5 2020; (p. 16)
'Birds ... captivating and curious, they are delightful to watch in their busy day, soaring high on updrafts, swirling in the skies and forming giant arrows as they collectively gather in the sky.' (Introduction)
1 Pumpkins and Aliens : Andrew Levins Allison Paterson , 2020 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 35 no. 5 2020; (p. 10-12)
'Andrew Levins (aka Levins as he is commonly known) is the master of mixing things up. Amongst his many talents as a food writer, podcaster, restaurateur and chef, he is the co-founder of a youth music charity for emerging artists and underprivileged young people, and been a highly successful DJ since he was a teenager. Always looking for a new challenge, Levins can now add children's book author to his list of ingredients for his recipe for success' (Introduction)
1 Q&A with Amie Kaufman Allison Paterson , 2020 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 35 no. 4 2020; (p. 18-19)
'Battle Born marks the finale of Amie Kaufman's epic middle-grade fantasy trilogy - Elementals. In the action-packed adventure series readers have journeyed with twins Anders and Rayna into their world of Vallen, a world of humans, shapeshifters, magical places and creatures; a world on the brink of war.' (Introduction)
1 Cover Book Review : Dry to Dry Allison Paterson , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 35 no. 3 2020; (p. 24)

— Review of Dry To Dry : The Seasons Of Kakadu Pamela Freeman , 2020 single work picture book

'It is the Dry.

'Over the plains and cliffs and rivers of Kakadu, in northern Australia, the air hangs heavy.

'It's hot and very humid.

'So begins the narrative of a journey into Kakadu in which readers are transported to Australia's largest national park and immersed in the cycle of seasons from the Dry, to the Wet and back again...' (Introduction)

1 Unpacking 7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading Allison Paterson , 2020 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May/June vol. 35 no. 2 2020; (p. 25-26)
'We are in the midst of the age of technology, a time when our next generation are growing up with smartphones and tablets in their hands. They are skilled swipers, pinchers and tappers! But... what does this mean for literacy levels? How can we ensure our children become literate in an environment that competes with the interactive claimers of their time?' (Introduction)
1 The Year the Maps Changed : Allison Paterson Interviews Danielle Binks Allison Paterson , 2020 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May/June vol. 35 no. 2 2020; (p. 16-19)
'Every journey has a beginning, some have a defined destination, perhaps guided by a map, others are expeditions of exploration in which the maps may change. Many journeys are meanderings that lead us to surprising places, free of maps and expectation. The journey of Danielle Binks - writer, literary agent, reviewer and book blogger is the latter, a story of serendipitous discovery and opportunities.' (Introduction)
1 Libby Hathorn : A Brilliant Career Allison Paterson , 2020 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 35 no. 1 2020; (p. 18-20)

''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)

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