Review of ‘Pippa’s Island: Kirra Dreaming’

After such lovely feedback on her review of 'The Shop at Hoopers Bend', Pud is braving the wilds of online reviewing once again and is today sharing the third book in her current favourite...

Review of ‘Wonder’ by R J Palacio

Jazzy from Jazzy's Bookshelf has been a long time reviewer for me and I always smile when I see one of her emails and reviews pop up my inbox. At twelve years old, Jazzy...

Review of ‘The Shop at Hoopers Bend’

My children mostly think my blog is ridiculous and of no use to them whatsover. But recently, PudStar offered me a deal I couldn't refuse...a review of her latest favourite book in exchange for...

Review of ‘The Wishing Chair Collection’

To celebrate the last week of school here in Queensland, I'm publishing this beautiful review of 'The Wishing Chair', recently written by my Year One Extension English girls, who discovered that it is rather...

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...

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...