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...

Girl Zone Book Club: Pre Teen Reads

Girl Zone Book Club Tonight was our first meeting of the year for Girl Zone Book Club – a group I run for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life – mother,...

Bookworms: ABC Radio

Tonight at 8:30pm I'll be on 612ABC talking all things books for half an hour or so. The books pictured above are my favourites of the last month or so and great ones in...
Book review: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour - for older teens

Review: ‘We Are Okay’ by Nina LaCour

Thoughtful, trustworthy book reviews are the backbone of Children's Books Daily and TMB is working hard to keep them coming for you! Today, Trisha Buckley from Trish Talks Text, who Megan describes as 'the...

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...

YA Fiction for Boys: Part One

YA Fiction for Boys: Part One Review of 'Living with Jackie Chan' My go to girl for YA is ALWAYS Trish Buckley. Her knowledge of YA fiction, both Australian and International is astonishing and she always...

Author Visit: Will Kostakis

Author Visit: Will Kostaskis Never, ever underestimate the power of author visits to inspire students and staff. Today we have three of my favourite authors at school, to celebrate the literary season - and first...

Book People: Will Kostakis

It is my very great pleasure and immense honour, to introduce you today to Will Kostakis. Will is without a doubt one of my favourite YA authors of the last few years and he...

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...

‘Rich and Rare’

Edited by Paul Collins. Publisher: Ford St Publishing Contributors: Deborah Abela, Catherine Bateson, Michael Gerard Bauer (interview here), Janeen Brian (interview here), Sue Bursztynski, Sherryl Clark, Paul Collins (interview here), Bill Condon, Meredith Costain, Gary Crew, Justin...