Magazines, journals and newspapers

Stephanie is an award-winning reviewer who has been reviewing books since the 1980s for journals such as Reading Time, Magpies and Australian Book Review, as well as for The Canberra Times (from 1988 to 2023) and other newspapers.

In 2004, Stephanie won the Australian Book Review reviewing competition with a review of Jeannie Baker’s stunning picture book Belonging (‘From Little Things Big Things Grow: Belonging by Jeannie Baker’, Australian Book Review, February 2005: 44).

Some of Stephanie’s book review articles can be accessed online. This is just a small selection:

Reviewing anthologies

Stephanie’s reviews have been included in two reviewing anthologies.

1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up

Edited by Julia Eccleshare, HarperCollins, Sydney, 2009

Picture books reviewed: One Woolly Wombat; Felix and AlexanderJohn Brown, Rose and the Midnight CatThe Quinkins; Animalia; Drac and the Gremlin; and Are We There Yet?)

The Good Reading Guide: 100 Critics Review Contemporary Australian Fiction

Compiled by Helen Daniel, McPhee Gribble, Sydney, 1989 

(Novels reviewed: Dreamhouse by Kate Grenville, and The Bodysurfers and A Cry in the Jungle Bar by Robert Drewe)