Tis only March and the publishing world has already released some excellent new children's and YA titles this year - I fully believe Australian publishers are some of the best in the business: they...

I will never be reading these books, the covers alone terrify me, so I'm very pleased Jazzy has tackled these. Jazzy also takes a close look at the age recommendations on them, something I've...

I feel so very honoured that Jazzy, of Jazzy’s Bookshelf, shares some of her reviews here on Children’s Books Daily. Reviews by young people, for young people, are the very best kind and Jazzy...

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...

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...

Middle School would have to be one of the most anticipated films of 2017 for the tween market and deservedly so. For his 'Middle School' series, bestselling author James Patterson created book characters full...

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...

I do so love it when Jazzy sends me an email with another of her reviews. I adore reading good reviews by young people and I often use the reviews of Jazzy as examples...