Reading Lists for Twelve Year Olds + I spoke yesterday of how much I love a good list, and gave some suggested reading lists for nine year olds +. I’ve been compiling reading lists for different...

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,...

Review of ‘Found: The Art of Recycling’ Please welcome Fiona Eastwood to Children’s Books Daily. Fiona is a primary school teacher librarian at Coopers Plains State School and like me she is completing her Masters...

Review of ‘Australian Story: An Illustrated Timeline' Please welcome Fiona Eastwood to Children’s Books Daily. Fiona is a primary school teacher librarian and like me she is completing her Masters – so we both really...

Review of 'Pennies for Hitler' 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...

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,...

Review of ‘Star’ Let me introduce the overly energetic Jackie. 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...

Review of 'When You Reach Me' Author: Rebecca Stead Publisher: Random House Age Range: Upper Primary - Adult Awards: 2010 Newberry Medal Winner Boston Globe-Hornbook Award for Fiction 2009 Indies Choice Award ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book CCBC Choices Book Horn Book Magazine Book...

Inspired by a Book: Fairies, Flowers, Gardens I do so love it when I find PudStar doing something that has been inspired by a book: happy parent/teacher/librarian moment! Much better than when I find her...

Review of ‘The Treasure Box’ Written by Margaret Wild and illustrated by Freya Blackwood Publisher: Penguin Age Range: Middle Primary - adult Themes:  war, peace, lifetimes, resilience, hope, survival, literature, libraries, story. With a writer of the calibre of Margaret...