Review: ‘Because of You’ by Pip Harry

Title: ‘Because of You’ Author: Pip Harry Publisher: UQP Age Range: 15+ Themes: homelessness, belonging, hope, stereotypes, identity, friendship, addiction, alcoholism, community service, homosexuality, teen pregnancy. ‘Books can save anyone. If they’re the right ones.’ Tiny is 18, homeless and...

Bookworms: ABC Radio

This evening I will be on ABC Radio (612ABC) at 8:30pm talking with Trevor Jackson about my favourite books of the past month or so. I've got way too many to talk about and...
Review D-Bot Squad by Mac Park

Three great books for boys (5-9)

Boys are notoriously tricky to engage with reading, which is one reason Megan loves sharing book reviews from young blogger Book Boy. The following three books for boys are all reviewed by Book Boy...

For All Creatures by Glenda Millard and Rebecca Cool

I recently discovered that my library copy of 'For All Creatures' was missing in action and I rather scrambled to find a replacement as it is one of my all time favourite picture books...

Review of ‘Kookoo Kookaburra’

I have most excellent neighbours - I really do. I always knew this, but the past few months has really proven this; the care they have shown the girls and I, as well as...

Jazzy’s Bookshelf: Raymie Nightingale

Tween book blogger Jazzy is back, this time with a review of Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo. You can read Jazzy’s complete bio here, see her blog homepage here and ‘like’ her Facebook page,...

A Monster Calls: From Story to Screenplay

It was an absolute privilege to a) be invited to a special preview screening of 'A Monster Calls' and b) be able to get out of the house to attend (thanks mum and dad!)....
A kid review of Akarnae by Lynette Noni | Children's Books Daily

Jazzy’s Bookshelf: Akarnae

Kid book blogger Jazzy is back, this time with a review of Akarnae, the first book in The Medoran Chronicles series by Lynette Noni. You can read Jazzy’s complete bio here, see her blog...
6 Aussie picture books to hug tight | childrensbooksdaily.com

Six Aussie Picture Books to Hug Tight

Today's guest post is from the wonderful Sandy Fussell, an award-winning, bestselling Australian children's author, who is also the in-schools Literary Festival Co-ordinator at The Story Crowd, children’s book reviewer for the Sunday Telegraph Funday supplement...
Book review: The Fall by Tristan Bancks

Review: ‘The Fall’ by Tristan Bancks

Megan describes herself as 'an avid fan' of Australian kids/YA author Tristan Bancks (you can read her Book People interview with him here). Given that her 'mind was blown' by Tristan's novel Two Wolves,...