About Dr Zewlan Moor

Hello! I'm Zewlan Moor. Welcome to Byron Bibliotherapy. I started Byron Bibliotherapy after feedback from patients who found it helpful when I recommended specific fiction works to them. This practice came out of my background as...Read more

What is bibliotherapy?

Bibliotherapy is simply helping people through books. Whether you are stuck, overwhelmed, transitioning, or suffering from grief, loneliness, worry, fear, bibliotherapy can help. We often see children turning to...Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is involved in a bibliotherapy session? A: During your 45 minute session with Dr Zewlan Moor, you'll talk about: What sort of books you like – and which ones you hate! What's going...Read more

Welcome to Byron Bibliotherapy

Welcome to Byron Bibliotherapy I first came across the term “Bibliotherapy” in a Psychiatry lecture at medical school. It was glossed over as one of the forms of “talking therapies” that included psychoanalysis and cognitive behavioural therapy. But I did file the idea away in my mind for the future. …

Children’s books dealing with death: A Novel Prescription with Shae Millward

THE RABBIT’S MAGICIAN is a children’s book dealing with death. Discover how Shae Millward was inspired by the Law of Conservation of Energy. And how the picture book ended up as a reassuring and heart-warming meditation on love and loss.

Barely Asian

My kids can’t understand why I get so passionate about diversity and representation. When I try to explain to them that it’s a deeply personal matter for me, they grin and say, “But you’re barely Asian, Mum.” I try to explain that when I was little, I was super-Asian! Because Queensland was super-White.

Full Medal Jacket: My mock CBCA shortlist 2021

I like how librarians and members of the children’s literature community in the US participate in Mock Newbery debates. So I’ve decided to do my own for our own Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, also inspired by Margot Lindgren over on her blog, Momo. Earlier in the month I …