Girls Zone Book Club: So Many Choices! I've been reading too much young adult literature of late and my head is up higher than it should be when thinking about novels for my next Girl...

Mother and Daughter Book Club Titles My Mother & Daughter Bookclub has just finished reading ‘The Forgotten Pearl’ and tonight we’ve had a great discussion about this fabulous book  - if it were to be...

Review of the 'Stuff Happens' series Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Age Range: 7 years+ Themes: resilience; boys; school; friendships; families; emotional intelligence. To add these books to your home, school or library collection click on cover images or...

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...

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...

Our Star: Emily Rodda and ‘Star of Deltora’ Reviewed by Joy Lawn*. To add these books to your home, school or library collection click on title links or cover images.  How many Australians under the age...

Book Club: Pre Teen Reads We’ve just had our latest Book Club meeting for the year, where we discussed our latest read, ‘My Life as an Alphabet'. This Book Club is a group I run for Year...

Review of ‘Louis Beside Himself’ Jackie is my partner in crime (aka my teaching partner). She was hired as I thought she and I were SO similar. In fact we are not: she runs, hops,...

...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...

For the Love of Dogs Book Characters with Four Legs We are on holidays this week (see here). In the past we’ve always put the call out to family friends and had someone as a dogsitter...