Compiling a list of various lists of the best 2006 children's books (got that?), I could find only one from Australia. Although I haven't given up, I feel bad that the Aussies are so under-represented. (The UK, meanwhile, has gone list-making crazy.)
The hottest show in town is at the New Victory Theater.
That's because the grand finale of the latest Circus Oz presentation is a flaming extravaganza that raises the temperature by putting the torch to a bicycle, hula hoops, drumsticks and other props.
I doubt those other props involve books, but the circus surely sounds fun.
Now please excuse me while I go riffle through some Australian newspapers.