Meredith Costain

Meredith Costain My First Sshool DayMeredith Costain is a versatile writer whose work ranges from picture books through to poetry,Meredith Costain Doodlum Dancing novels and non-fiction for young readers. Her books include Bed Tails, the Year in Girl Hell series and Musical Harriet, which was adapted for television by the ABC. Doodledum Dancing, a collection of verse for young readers, was an Honour Book in the 2007 Children’s Book Council of Australia awards.

Meredith’s poems have appeared in Comet and Explore magazines, and the anthologies When We Were Young, Kids’ Night In 3 and Trust Me Too. Recently, two of her poems were translated into Chinese for When the Moon is Swimming Naked – Australasian Poetry for the Chinese Youngster. Her latest book is a ‘verse picture book’, My First Day at School. Find out more at

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