Paul Macdonald owns the award-winning The Children's Bookshop which has been a Sydney literary institution since 1971.
Paul has a Master of Education, working almost 20 years as a teacher of Upper Primary and Secondary. He has won numerous awards in teaching such as a Quality Teacher Award and The Premiers English Scholarship. Paul won the inaugural Maurice Saxby Award in 2012 for his contributions to raising the profile of teen fiction. Paul Macdonald also was the winner of the 2016 Lady Cutler award for services to children's literature and literacy in Australia.
Paul not only manages The Children's Bookshop but is also a consultant working with numerous schools focusing on building reading cultures and he is currently completing his PhD focusing on Australian Young Adult literature.
Paul is the co-author of the CBCA Notable picture book The Hole Idea and has written several other academic texts.
AITSL Teaching Standards: 3.4, 6.2, 6.4
PLEASE NOTE: This counts as Teacher Identified professional learning with NESA and TQI and is NOT accredited.
Target audience: All school library staff.