KATE DE GOLDI has been reviewing and discussing children's literature on National Radio for the last eighteen years. She works with children and teachers in schools throughout New Zealand, promoting reading and teaching creative writing. She is a regular speaker on children's litearture at conferences and festivals. She writes fiction for all ages and has published ten books. SUSAN PARIS has 18 years experience in publishing, and has been editor of the School Journal for over a decade, producing more than forty Journals. Under her stewardship, the School Journal has won Best Publication in New Zealand educational publishing for the last three years. Susan has a long-term immersion in children's literature, as reviewer and writer. She has written more than forty chapter books for the international education market.