Australian Christian Schools Library Network

Australian Christian Schools Library Network

Chris is the author of the book The Frog and the Fish: Reflections on Work, Technology, Sex, Stuff, Truth, and Happiness, which was shortlisted for Australian Christian Book of the Year. He has been a passionate and engaging presenter at previous librarian’s conferences. Chris and his wife, Coco, live in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney and he spends his work week teaching construction at Wycliffe Christian School, running a small carpentry business, and as adjunct lecturer for the National Institute for Christian Education. 

Paul Macdonald

Paul is the owner of the Children’s Bookshop. He 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 in 2002, The Premier’s English Scholarship in 2004 and awards for his co-ordination of Regional Shakespearean Festivals. His interests include the development of literacy with a particular interest in reading for gifted children, Boys’ Literacy and books for adolescents.

In 2012 Paul was awarded the School Library Association of NSW's  Maurice Saxby Award for his commitment to and  contribution to children's literature. In 2016, Paul received the Lady Cutler Award for his passionate commitment to children's literature.

The Children's Bookshop

Peter Muddle serves as the Deputy Principal (K-12) at St Philip’s Christian College in Gosford NSW, and leading the team for the development of a new school community for the organisation in Charmhaven, on the northern end of the Central Coast. Pete’s passions include inspiring teachers to explore Christian perspectives in their classrooms, developing pre-service teachers through his work with the St Philip’s Teaching School hub, and mentoring teachers at the Masters Level at the National Institute for Christian Education, in helping them to find purpose in their ministry. Peter is married to Heidi, and has three beautiful daughters one son-in-love, and another on the way!