Bibliography of articles

  1. ‘Cushla, Carol and Rebecca’, Signal, 24 (1977): 140-148.

  2. ‘Peter Rabbit lettuces, or, around Europe with a four-year-old bookworm’, Orana, 13 (1977) : 21-24.

  3. Adult, Book, Child, 2nd edn, Melbourne: Australian Library Promotion Council, 1979.

  4. ‘Where the wild things aren’t: books, fantasy and the three year old’, Kindergarten Teachers’ Association of Victoria News, 4 (1979) : 12, 15.

  5. ‘Snufkin, Sniff and Little My: the “reality” of fictional characters for the young child’, Papers: explorations into children’s literature, 2 (1991): 87-96.

  6. ‘“Stop! You didn’t read who wrote it!”: the concept of author’, Children’s Literature in Education, 22 (1991): 79-88.

  7. ‘“Where’s Pat Hutchins?”: the young child’s concept of author’, in Sharing Adventures in Literacy: Australian Reading Association, Victorian State Conference, Frankston, Vic.: Australian Reading Association, 1991.

  8. ‘“I don’t like the bitings”: young children’s fear reactions to books’, in Towards Excellence in Children’s Literature: proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Graduate Diploma in Children’s Literature, Toorak, Vic.: Deakin University, 1992.

  9. ‘“What are you writing?”: the parent-observer at home’, Signal, 75 (1994): 182-193.

  10. ‘Which dreamed it?: two children, philosophy and Alice’, Children’s Literature in Education, 25 (1994): 55-62.

  11. ‘The incongruous, the funny and the real: young children’s humour responses to books’, in Making Sense of Humour: proceedings of the Third Children’s Literature Conference … Deakin University, Burwood, Vic.: Centre for Cultural Communication and School of Literature and Journalism, Deakin University, 1995.

  12. ‘Little fur coats of their own: clothed animals as metafictional markers and children as their audience’, in Bradford, C. (ed.) Writing the Australian Child: texts and contexts in fictions for children, Perth: University of Western Australia Press in association with Centre for Research in Cultural Communication, Deakin University, 1996.

  13. ‘An audience of “non-peers”: childist criticism and the case study’, in Nimon, M. (ed.) Old Neighbours, New Visions: selected papers from the first conference of Australian Children’s Literature Association for Research … 1997, Magill, S.A.: Centre for Children’s Literature, University of South Australia, 1997.

  14. ‘“Is this a real story?”: very young children and the understanding of reality and pretence, of realism and fantasy’, in Pope, R. (ed.) Making it Real: proceedings of the Fourth Children’s Literature Conference, Deakin University, Burwood, Vic.: Deakin University and the Centre for Cultural Communication, 1997.

  15. Gaps in ‘Read-Makers’: young children finding and filling gaps in stories, Double Dialogues, 2. 2002. Online.

  16. 'I love monsters - pretend monsters in books': a day in the life of a parent observer, Write4Children Journal, April 2010. Online:

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