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...

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...

Look,I sometimes feel that I use Trish Buckley's reviewing expertise purely for the 'tricky' books, the books I just don't know what to do with or what to say about, but love and believe...

Series Title: The Tale of Jahani. Book One 'Daughter of the Nomads'; Book Two 'The Leopard Princess'. Author: Rosanne Hawke. Illustrator: D.M. Cornish Publisher: UQP Age Range: upper primary - lower secondary. Themes: identity; trust; courage; belonging; family; journeys;...

I am going to attempt to remain professional throughout this post, but I must just say that my love of Richard Roxburgh runs deep. I rarely become enamoured with actors, all my crushes tend...

This evening I will be chatting with Sarah Howells on the 612ABC show, Bookworms. Once a month on a Tuesday I am let loose on a radio microphone (me…live…seriously) and allowed to talk books.  Tonight...

There were two choices for our next Book Club read, 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' (to tie in with the movie release) and 'Freedom Swimmer'. I think the pull of the movie swayed...

So many, many books come across my desk that it takes something pretty special to wow me these days. 'Mechanica' has wowed me and more. It is innovative in a way I have not...