In her seventh novel, international bestselling author and twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal Kate DiCamillo blends pathos and humour. 'Raymie Nightingale' is masterful writing and will remain with the reader long after...

I’ve met many children over my years as a teacher librarian who love nothing more than reading every non-fiction book in the library. They crack me up with their topic obsessions and their encyclopaedic...

Click on title links or cover images to purchase books.  I really love books which tap into those parts of young minds that like to dream of future careers. Most young girls I know at...

It would be fair to say that I am just a little bit excited about this new book. 'Lucy's Book' is a book for anyone who has ever loved a book with all their...

They invited me back! He of the lovely voice, Mr David Curnow, emailed me recently to invite me back for another year of monthly chats about all things children's and YA books. I really...

We are incredibly fortunate to have living with us, a delightful student from Macau, who keeps up totally up to date with all things Chinese, and we greatly enjoy celebrating Chinese New Year with...

It's been a big month for my lovely little Earth Angels at school! Earth Angels is our sustainability group in the Junior School and each year we focus on issues of environmental interest and...

It is always a great privilege to receive a review from Joy Lawn*...always.  A.F. Harrold has a special kind of imagination. Many readers of children’s books will know his work from his CILIP Kate Greenaway and Carnegie...

I've talked here a few times now about how my girls don't do dance, but how we love going to the ballet and theatre - highlights this year have been 'The Peasant Prince' and...

This evening I chatted all things new in the world of children's and YA literature, on 612ABC Brisbane, 'Bookworms' show, with Sarah Howells. The books below are my fav's from the last month and you can...