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Olivia’s Secret Scribbles

by Meredith Costain

I have so many super-amazing and imporatant things to write about! I’ll tell you all about them: I’ve got a brand-new bedroom-yay! My best friend Lucy moved away last week and I really miss her.

I’m planning lots of cool inventions (I’m pretty sure some will work too!) Someone keeps sneaking into my room but I don’t know who! There’s a new girl at school called Matilda. She looks fun . . . but why does she act so mysteriously all the time??? I’m going to find out exactly what’s going on!

About Meredith Costain

Meredith Costain lives in Melbourne with her partner, fellow children's author Paul Collins, six chooks, a cat, a kelpie and a red heeler. Her work ranges from picture books through to popular fiction and non-fiction for older readers. She is the literary editor of national children's magazines, Comet, Explore and Challenge. Meredith has won several awards for her writing, including the Mary Grant Bruce Story Award and the Aurealis Convenor's Award. Her picture book Doodledum Dancing, illustrated by Pamela Allen, was an Honour Book in the Early Childhood section of the 2007 CBC Book of the Year awards. Meredith regularly presents writing workshops for kids and adults in libraries and schools.


  1. Moriah Carney

    Meredith my six year old daughter, Zanayah LOVES your book Olivia’s Secret Scribbles. I find her cuddled up after school with her face burrowed in the book. We are so very excited to get the other two books when they come in.
    She asked me to find you and to write she loves reading because of books that are SO GOOD like yours. Thanks for captivating my daughter and helping to foster a love for reading!

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