Top Thirty Australiana Books

Top Thirty Australiana Books (+ one app!) To date I have resisted creating a list of books about Australia because our country is so many different things to so many different people and I don’t think any...

Series for Readers Age 10 – Young Adult

Series for Readers Age 10 – YA There is nothing better than using the school holidays as a chance to become totally immersed in the world of a brilliant book series! I remember reading John...

Reading Lists for Twelve Year Olds +

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 ‘Pennies for Hitler’

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...

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...

Middle School Prize Pack Giveaways!

Middle School would have to be one of the most anticipated films of 2017 for the tween market and deservedly so. For his 'Middle School' series, bestselling author James Patterson created book characters full...

Review of ‘To This Day: For the bullied and the beautiful’

I've been meaning to review slam poet, Shane Koyczon's powerful, must-have book, 'To This Day: For the bullied and the beautiful' for ages now, but when I gifted the book to one of Eden Riley's children, I...

The Children’s Book Council of Australia 2015 Short List and Notables

The Children's Book Council of Australia 2015 Short List and Notables The Children’s Book Council of Australia awards are the most highly regarded children’s/YA lit awards within the industry and in the wider community. If...

Review of ‘Intruder’

Review of ‘Intruder’ Written by Christine Bongers Publisher: Random House Age Range: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary – YA (I’m struggling to place ‘Intruder’ into an age bracket, but I know these are required. There...

Ballet Books and Ballet Dresses

Ballet Books and Ballet Dresses There is something truly magical about ballet. To be able to float in layers of tulle and silk, across a stage, with seemingly effortless grace requires precision, strength and skill...