First Facts and First Reads

If you've been reading here for a while now you'll know that I love the work of Australian author Rebecca Johnson, who happens to also be an award winning teacher, her latest accolade being...

Book Club Books Part 3

If you've been reading along, you'll know that Part One of this series is here and Part Two is here. This is my final instalment of fav books that have been read in Girl...

Book Club Books Part 2

Part One of this series is here. So why a 'Girl Zone Book Club' I hear you ask? Well the easy answer to that question is that I work at a girls school! I've...

Book Club Books Part 1

For many years now at school I've been running 'Girl Zone Book Club'– a reading group for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life – mother, aunt, grandma, older sister, cousin,...

Bookworms: ABC Radio

Tonight at 8:30pm I'll be on 612ABC talking all things books for half an hour or so. The books pictured above are my favourites of the last month or so and great ones in...

Review of ‘The Wonderling’ by Mira Bartók

My young reviewer, Jazzy from Jazzy's Bookshelf, emailed me her review of 'The Wonderling' by Mira Bartók just this afternoon and I couldn't get it up on the blog fast enough! I've had this...

Review: Elly Awesome

With the Summer holidays approaching (yes I know it's only week two of Term Four, but we all know that Term Four is a blur), it's time to turn our minds to 'Summer Reads'...

Book Club: The War that Saved My Life

Tonight is Girl Zone Book Club – a group I run for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life – mother, aunt, grandma, older sister, cousin, family friend…even a dad or...

Jazzy Reviews: The Chronicles of Jack McCool: The Amulet of Athlone

It's always great to receive a review from Jazzy. Terrific to see she's using her holidays for reading. And this one does look like a fabulous holiday read. Jazzy has her own blog, and...

Win: La La La: A Story of Hope by Kate diCamillo & Jaime Kim

One of our favourite visiting authors this year, Kate diCamillo, is publishing her first picture book in ten years! It's an inspiring nearly wordless collaboration with illustrator Jaime Kim who works in gouache and...