I've not been at an announcement of The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) shortlist since I was national VP quite some years ago now. The excitement in the room is palpable and to be...

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...

This evening, Girls Zone Book Club will be meeting to discuss our latest read, 'The Lie Tree' by Frances Hardinge. This was a mature read for our group, particularly so early on in the...

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,...

In for a treat today! We have our first ever 'Five Star Bookbolt' on Children's Books Daily, from the lovely Jazzy from Jazzy's Bookshelf. 'The School for Good and Evil' series is new to me;...

This book club is a group I run for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life – mother, aunt, grandma, older sister, cousin, family friend…even a dad or uncle will do. It...

I've just finished reading 'The Family with Two Front Doors' by Anna Ciddor, a story which absolutely captivated me and took me back to my pre-teen years when I went through a stage of reading...

Not to be outdone by his older brother, Lucas, aged 9, has come on board with some reviews for Children's Books Daily. You can see all reviews by young people here. I absolutely love...

I am always so pleased when I see a review from 12 year old Joe pop into my inbox. I review from my perspective as an adult, and whilst I always try and review...

The lovely Jazzy joins us again today to review of my absolute favouite series of the last year, 'The Mapmaker Chronicles' by A.L. Tait, who I've interviewed here. Allison Tait joins me in my...