Reviews & Interviews

Click on these links to go direct to reviews of Kathryn’s books.


Lamont Books “This is a delightful verse novel, with a very positive feel, that many younger students will thoroughly relate to.”
Be a Fun Mum “A delightful book to both read aloud to children and to encourage independent reading … about managing relationships, accepting new people, and kindness; these are relevant topics for everyone.”
Gleebooks “A finely nuanced story that gently reminds us of the positive effects of openhearted kindness and compassion. A welcome addition to our Australian fiction, it is credible and uplifting with nary a trace of didacticism.”


Lamont Books
Alphabet Soup (by 11yo Joseph)
Oz Books 4 Teachers (Tanya Gretch Welden)
TJ Withers
Sydney Morning Herald
Squiggle Books – with Cath’s tips for teachers
ReadPlus by Rhyllis Bignell (Highly recommended)
The Book Curator
Kids’ Book Review (Anastasia Gonis)
Tristan Bancks hosts bookseller Ella Sharpe (The Younger Sun).
Boomerang Blog (Dimity Powell)
Children’s Books Daily (Megan Daley)
New Zealand Listener (50 Best Books for Children – 2015)

Boomerang Books Q&A – Title Talk and more
DeeScribewriting Blog – Writing outside your comfort zone.
Kids Book Review – Talking about creativity and reading… and school holidays!
I answered 10 Quirky Qs for Kids’ Book Review.
Middle Shelf Magazine (Two poems from On Track featured on Pg 52/53)
Methinks Dimity’s Qs reveal more of me as a writer than anything else I’ve written.

ABC WideBay Sound Cloud – Chatting with Wayne Shearman. Includes a reading by Toby Lamond – & flashback to 2009.


BULLY on the BUS

New Zealand Listener
NSW Teacher’s Federation  (Includes discussion Qs & activities.)
Alphabet Soup (by 10yo Joseph)
SquiggleBooks (& SquiggleKid)
Herald Sun (Melbourne)
DeeScribewriting Blog  Review and Interview
Daily Telegraph (Sydney)
Emily Gale on Readings
Lamont Standing Orders
Townsville Bulletin (child reviewer Lauren Aitkenson)
Kids’ Book Review (KBR)
Magpies  (Rebecca Kemble)
ABC Radio Central West (Deb Abela)
Aussie Reviews (Sally Murphy)
CBCA Reading Time (Sharon Seymour)
Marlborough District Libraries (NZ)
BabyMac (Guest Post by Megan Daley) – Make your 8 year old fall in love with reading (again)
Boomerang Blog (Dimity Powell)
A Year of Reading – My first American review.

Feature Article in Illawarra Mercury
Interview on about inspiration for writing
I answered 12 Curly Question for Kids’ Book Review
Shaping a Verse Novels on Lorraine Marwood’s blog
Talking verse novels with Alphabet Soup‘s Rebecca Newman
Recommended resource for Mental Health Week (4th-10th October)


THIS is the MUD!

Pearson Reader Reviews
Oz Lit Review
Aussie Book Reviews
Storytime NZ
Boomerang Books Review
Snippet from Good Reading Review 



Pearson Reader Reviews

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  1. Pingback: Self-Doubt and Stunning Views | Kathryn Apel

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