About the Author - Daddy & the World's Longest Poo

Brydie Wright is a first-time Author from Sydney. Four years ago, motherhood turned her life on its head and sparked her imagination. Brydie now finds creativity through writing about the quirks of family life. Through her tongue-in-cheek tales, she writes as much for the parents of little readers as for the little readers themselves.

Finalist in the Independent Author Network Book Awards 2017, Brydie's debut picture book will delight pre-school and early primary readers with its honesty and sense of humour. Mums, Dads and grandparents will get a cheeky laugh out of it too.

Brydie's Radio Programme - By the Book

If you missed it last week, catch Brydie's new community radio programme, Brydie Wright's By the Book, on Radio Northern Beaches, on Saturdays from 3pm - 4pm. Radio frequency is 88.7 / 90.3FM, or stream live via the Radio Northern Beaches website rnb.org.au.

By the Book is also repeated on Tuesdays at 9am.

Brydie Wright is also a member of the Radio Northern Beaches Board of Directors and Social Media Coordinator, since November 2019.

It's a show all about what's happening in the world of kids' books on the Northern Beaches, with lots of news, reviews and great interviews with local identities. For lovers of children's books, of all ages. ble

Tune into the next episode of By the Book this Saturday 26 September at 3pm, or Tuesday 29 September at 9am, for an interview with guest Children's Author Oliver Phommavanh, whose new release, Brain Freeze, is an anthology of quirky and funny short stories for kids.

Not to be missed... 

 

Listen to By the Book Podcasts

You can catch episodes you've missed here...

Episode 60 Children's Author Oliver Phommavanh - Middle Grade Short Stories here

Episode 59 Author and Poet, Toni Brisland, Patrick White Middle Grade Biography here

Episode 56 Children's Author and rhyming verse specialist, Carolyn Eldridge-Alfonzetti here

Episode 54 Journalist Turned Debut Picture Book Author, Ashling Kwok here 

Episode 52 Junior Book Reviewer Logan, aged 8, reviews The Bad Guys here

Episode 50 Picture Book Review for Lola and Grandpa from Little Pink Dog Books here

Episode 47 Literacy Expert, Louise Park, 7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading, Part II here

Episode 46 Children's Author, Louise Park, Grace's Secrets, Part I here

Episode 44 YA Novelist Cecily Anne Paterson - Lola in the Middle book release here 

Episode 36 - Children's Book Series Author and Writing Mentor, Aleesah Darlison here

Episode 34 - Picture Book Author and Critique Group Member, Penny Morrison here

Episode 30 - Middle Grade Author and Podcaster, Nat Amoore here

Episode 28 - Poet, children's theatre playwright and Children's Author Wendy Blaxland here

Episode 27 - Internationally-published Children's Author Lesley Gibbes here

Episode 26 - Creative Writing Teacher and Author Wendy Fitzgerald here 

Episode 24 - Author and Wildlife Photographer Jan Latta here

 

Episode 21 - Self-published Author / Illustrator Anne Helen Donnelly here 

Episode 20 - Children's Library Services Interview with Katie Trethowan, Librarian from Northern Beaches Library Service here 

Episode 18 - Collaborative Writer and middle grade / YA Author Kristin Darell here

Episode 17 - Author Debra Tidball special here

Episode 16 - Author Shelly Unwin here.

Episode 15Paul and Beth Macdonald of Booktrail Press here

Episode 14 - Illustrator Ruth-Mary Smith here

Brydie's Latest Children's Theatre Review for WeekendNotes

Brydie was delighted to be amongst the guests at the opening day of Marian Street Theatre for Young People's latest production, Grimm Tales

It's an innovative set of performances, using front of house and backstage locations for a journey through the world of fairytales. Check out Brydie's review for WeekendNotes here. The production runs until 22 Feb at Sydney's Glen Street Theatre in Belrose.

Photo credit (to the right) - Noni Carroll Photography

BREAKING NEWS - My Secret Power Is...

On 6th June 2019, the Children's Book Council of Australia NSW Branch Northern Sydney Sub-Branch, celebrated its 10th Anniversary with an Author Afternoon Tea at Belrose Public Scool. It was an awesome welcome from the teachers, the kids and organiser Matthew Shallvey and his family. Brydie Wright entertained the Year 1s and 2s with a reading of her picture book and a mini worskhop on rhyming. The Book Week 2019 theme is My Secret Power is Reading and Brydie's Secret Power is... RHYMING. Thank you to all the wonderful families who purchased Brydie's book!

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On 8th of August 2018, Brydie Wright was proud to take part in the Children's Book Council of Australia NSW Branch Northern Sydney Sub-Branch's Author Afternoon Tea in Dee Why. Thank you to Kirsty O'Rourke, Teacher/Librarian, for organising the fab afternoon, with its theme of 'Finding Your Treasure'. Appreciation also goes out to Wendy Fitzgerald, co-President of the Sub-Branch committee, for the photo diary from the day. Loved sharing Daddy and the World's Longest Poo with a highly engaged group of Grade 2s and 4s, who really knew their poetry and rhyme! 

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On 12th of April 2018, Brydie Wright was delighted to take part in a FREE Children's Storytime session at the new Vinnies NSW Brookvale (Sydney). A group of pre-schoolers and their parents and carers joined in some readings of funny kids books and colouring activities. They then stayed on for photos and signings with Brydie, and explored the boutique-style warehouse, that is home to the Northern Beaches' favourite charity shop. It has an excellent collection of pre-loved kids books, toys, clothes and dress-up costumes, at great prices.

To find out more about Vinnies NSW Brookvale and its recent make-over, click here for Brydie's Sydney Mums Group article.

 

Brydie's Blogs for The Children's Book Academy

Ranked in the Top 20 for Feedspot's prestigious 100 Best Children's Blogs, is Dr Mira Reisberg's kidlit Blog for the Children's Book Academy.

Brydie's latest post for the Children's Book Academy Blog continues her study of all things fun and humour in children's books, spotlighting Dr Seuss, Julia Donaldson, Aaron Blabey and the power of rhyme.

Why is rhyme endlessly appealing? Read all about it here...

You might also enjoy... The Fun and Humour of Fear in Children's Picture Books - spotlight on The Gruffalo and three delightfully scary Australian books for Halloween.

 

 

Creative Kids Tales Collection Book Review

Romi Sharp from Just Write for Kids Australia and Books on Tour posted an excellent BOOK REVIEW of The Creative Kids Tales Story Collection. To read her insights, click here.

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The Creative Kids Tales Story Collection is here! 51 contributions from 40 emerging authors and illustrators. A 287-page illustrated collection of children's fiction (for 8 - 12 yrs) in short story and poetic formats. 


There's a story to suit every child's taste, including Brydie's Magic Beans, beautifully illustrated by Allison Howard.

MORE NEWS - Enthralled Magazine's Book of the Month

Enthralled magazine is a brand new Australian online magazine - a place for authors and writers to share their ideas and journeys. Edited by author Susan Day, the publication is 2 issues young and is FREE to subscribers (though donations are gladly accepted).

Brydie was delighted to be asked to contribute to Issue 2 (March 2018) of enthralled and took the opportunity to review her favourite book of the year so far.

You can read Brydie's review of enthralled's Book of the Month here - Vasilisa the Wise and Other Feminist Fairy Tales (Serenity Press 2017) by Kate Forsyth and Lorena Carrington.

AND Brydie's review is quoted, along with comments from Kaz Cooke and Sophie Masson, on the Vasilisa the Wise reviews page.

Brydie's Radio Hosting Beginnings

Brydie Talks 'Daddy and The World's Longest Poo' on Radio 

On Fri 4th August 2017 from 6-7pm (AEST), Brydie was excited to join Penny Pedersen, host of Penny's Long Way Home show on Northside Radio FM99.3 (Sydney). Brydie's role as guest co-host saw her chatting with Penny about her book, her film reviews for WeekendNotes Sydney and her interest in children's theatre. 

Book Trailer - Daddy and the World's Longest Poo

I'm proud to launch my Book Trailer for 2017's most original and funny picture book, Daddy and the World's Longest Poo. It's just in time for Father's Day in the USA and UK. A great gift idea for kids and the 'toilet procrastinators' in their families. Warning: Sense of humour required!

Brydie's Children's Book Industry Memberships

Brydie reviews books, lifestyle activities and the arts for WeekendNotes, Sydney Mum's Group and Enthralled magazine. She has also reviewed books for Creative Kids Tales.

Brydie is an Author member of the Children's Book Council of Australia NSW Branch and was a  Committee Member for the Northern Sydney Sub-Branch (2018 - 2019). She is also and a proud Yuyi Morales Scholarship graduate of the Children's Book Academy.

Brydie Writes for Sydney Mums Group

Sydney Mums Group is a fantastic online space (website and Facebook Page) where mothers from Sydney can share ideas and access news about things that matter to them.

Last year, Brydie was privileged to be Chief Editor for Sydney Mums Group. You can follow her blogs here

Being one herself, Brydie has poked a bit of fun at Sydney mums. Want to take the quiz You Know You're A Sydney Mum When... Check out the details here.