Book People: Richard Roxburgh

I am going to attempt to remain professional throughout this post, but I must just say that my love of Richard Roxburgh runs deep. I rarely become enamoured with actors, all my crushes tend...

612ABC: ‘Bookworms’

This evening I will be chatting with Sarah Howells on the 612ABC show, Bookworms. Once a month on a Tuesday I am let loose on a radio microphone (me…live…seriously) and allowed to talk books.  Tonight...

Book Club: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar People

There were two choices for our next Book Club read, 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' (to tie in with the movie release) and 'Freedom Swimmer'. I think the pull of the movie swayed...

Book People: Lance Balchin

So many, many books come across my desk that it takes something pretty special to wow me these days. 'Mechanica' has wowed me and more. It is innovative in a way I have not...

Review of ‘Space Demons’

The lovely Year Five students have been reading 'Space Demons' in class and considering the book review format. As part of this project, I was asked to choose my favourite review to publish here...

Review of ‘The Secrets We Keep’

Author: Nova Weetman Publisher: UQP Age Range: Middle Grade; upper primary; lower secondary; 10 years+ Themes: grief; loss; school; family; friendships; lies; mental illness To purchase 'The Secrets We Keep', click on title links or cover image.  I picked this book...

Jazzy Reviews: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Well that was quick! The delightful Jazzy from 'Jazzy's Bookshelf' has read and reviewed the much anticipated 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' in record time and is sharing her review with us today....

Jazzy Reviews: ‘Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes’

I feel so very honoured that 11 year old Jazzy, of Jazzy's Bookshelf, shares some of her reviews here on Children's Books Daily. Reviews by young people, for young people, are the very best...

ABC Bookworms: New Children’s and YA Literature

This evening I will be chatting with Sarah Howells on the 612ABC show, Bookworms. Once a month on a Tuesday I am let loose on a radio microphone (me...live...seriously) and allowed to talk books....

Jazzy Reviews: Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children

It’s no secret that I love to feature child reviews on my blog, I have a whole tab of them here. Today we are joined again by MS Readathon Ambassador and book blogger, Jazzy of...