Review of ‘Amazing Babes’

Review of ‘Amazing Babes’ Written by Eliza Sarlos and illustrated by Grace Lee Publisher: Scribe Publications Age Range: lower primary, middle primary, upper primary, secondary school, young adult, adult Themes:  women, inspiration, influential women, current affairs, history, gender, biographies. To add...

Book People: Paul Collins

Book People: Paul Collins I’m rather excited to be able to share with you today a glimpse into the life of author and publisher, Paul Collins. Paul has ‘around 150 books’ (his words!) to his...

Review of ‘The Adventures of Nelly Nolan Book 1: The Nelly Gang’

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...

Mother and Daughter Book Club Titles

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 ‘Pookie Aleera Is Not My Boyfriend’

Review of ‘Pookie Aleera Is Not My Boyfriend’ Written by Steven Herrick  Publisher: UQP  Age Range: Middle Primary – Upper Primary Themes:  community, friendship, kindness, school, grief, lonliness Awards: Shortlisted: 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Patricia Wrightson Prize, Shortlisted: 2013 CBCA Younger Reader,...

Review of the ‘Word Hunters’ series

Review of the ‘Word Hunters’ series Written by Nick Earls and illustrated by Terry Whidborne Publisher: UQP Age Range: Middle Primary – Lower Secondary Themes: words, language, dictionaries, etymology, adventure, hunting, sibling, twins, history, time travel The complete set...

Review of ‘Smooch and Rose’

Review of ‘Smooch and Rose’ Written by Samantha Wheeler Publisher: UQP Age Range: middle primary – upper primary Themes:   empowering, family, loss, change, friendships, bullying, power, sustainability, wildlife,  farming, development, habitat, koalas. To add this book to your home or school library...

Review of ‘The Forgotten Pearl’

Review of ‘The Forgotten Pearl’ Welcome guest reviewer - Jackie Child! 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...

Book People: Pat Flynn

Book People: Pat Flynn Pat Flynn grew up running around an old dairy farm in Queensland before moving to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on a tennis scholarship. After playing and coaching on...

Review of ‘Different Like Coco’

Review of ‘Different Like Coco’ Written and illustrated by Elizabeth Matthews Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: 7 years+ - 70 years+ Themes:  daring to be different, biography, poverty, resilieance, fashion, fashion design, designers, France I just love a book that encourages difference!...