Christine Andell has worked within children’s literature in Europe and Australia for many years, most notably as an owner of The Little Bookroom, a specialist children’s bookshop in Melbourne, Australia. As a part of the Victorian Government’s Young Readers Program, through State Library Victoria, Christine worked closely with children’s librarians, speech therapists, early childhood educators and families to support the language development of babies and young children.
Christine is an accredited 3A Abecedarian coach and a Children’s Literature consultant, with a special interest in early childhood literacy. In 2016/17, Christine helped develop and run a 3A Abecedarian pilot program for the Hobsons Bay City Council Library Service, training and supporting children’s librarians to utilise the 3A approach within supported playgroup settings. Christine recently completed a Master’s Degree at RMIT University in Melbourne.