Review of 'Shahana' Written by Rosanne Hawke. Series editor Lyn White. Publisher: Allen and Unwin Age Range: Upper Pimary - Lower Secondary Themes: war, conflict, grief, family, hope, adversity, Rights of Children, culture, survival. The latest read for my Year...

...according to me anyway! I love this reading age so much - I love watching young readers move from books with a simple linear story line, to plots which are complex and which open up eyes...

Book People: Claire Saxby I have long loved the work of Claire Saxby and her latest work is no exception - in fact it possibly my new favourite illustrated fiction book (this is what I...

Author: Nova Weetman Publisher: UQP Age Range: Middle Grade; upper primary; lower secondary; 10 years+ Themes: grief; loss; school; family; friendships; lies; mental illness To purchase 'The Secrets We Keep', click on title links or cover image.  I picked this book...

Books on Making, Tinkering and Creating The idea of making, tinkering, engineering and creating is not a new one – in fact it is as old as time itself. Most individuals and communities have an...

Girl Zone Book Club 2015 Tonight was Girl Zone Book Club – a group I run for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life be it a mother, aunt, grandma, older sister,...

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...

Last week I wrote a little about PudStar's 8th birthday party (here), her favourite books at 8 years old (here), and her birthday bike (here), a Byk brand bike from our local cycling shop,...

Review of ‘Sew Together Grow Together’ Written by Trixi Symonds. Photographed by Nicola Bailey. Age Range: 6 years – adult Themes: sewing, craft, instructions, making, creating. To add this book to your home, school or library collection click...

Review of 'The Impossible Quest' Series The lovely Joe is back with us today (his last review being the 'My Life' series here) and he is reviewing a series that I have not yet been...