Review of 'Wonder' Written by R. J. Palacio Publisher: Random House Age Range: Upper primary – Adult (parents/guardians/teachers please be aware of subject matter and decide on age appropriateness for your child) Themes:  difference, friendship, family, schools, resilience, acceptance,...

Book People: Judith Rossell My husband, #backboy, has been in hospital for a week and 'Withering-by-Sea' by Judith Rossell has been the best, best thing to take me to another place. I love that the...

Review of ‘The Adventures of Nelly Nolan Book 1: The Nelly Gang’ Written and illustrated by Stephen Axelsen Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: middle – upper primary Themes:  history, Australia, immigration, goldfields, graphic novels, adventure, action, mateship, friendship. To add...

Books About Hair: Yes HAIR It’s no secret that I have two daughters and work at a girls school. If you follow me on Instagram you will also have noted the insane amount of flower/Frida...

  Top 10 Ballet Books (with titles suitable for early childhood to young adult reading age range. More ballet book posts are here and here) Yesterday we went to ‘Tutu Day’, an event by the Queensland Ballet. It was...

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,...

One of my regular young reviewers is the gorgeous Jazzy, of ‘Jazzy’s Bookshelf’. You can read Jazzy’s complete bio here, see her blog homepage here and ‘like’ her Facebook page, managed by her mum, here. Today Jazzy...

Title: The Turnkey Author: Allison Rushby Publisher: Walker Books Australia Age Range: 9+ Themes: ghosts; paranormal; history; World War II; historical fiction. Click on cover image or title links to read more and to purchase. FREE SHIPPING CODE is...

One of my regular young reviewers is the gorgeous Jazzy, of 'Jazzy's Bookshelf'. You can read Jazzy’s complete bio here, see her blog homepage here and ‘like’ her Facebook page, managed by her mum, here. Today Jazzy...

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...