Review of ‘The Ratcatcher's Daughter’ Written by Pamela Rushby Publisher: HarperCollins Age Range: Upper Primary – Lower Secondary Themes: history, Australia, plague, occupations, role of women, family, community. There are many things to like about ‘The Ratcatcher’s Daughter’: it...

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...

  Reviewed by Joy Lawn* To add any of these books to your home or school library, click on cover images or title links.  The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne is one of those...

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...

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...

Review of 'Fireshadow' Written by Anthony Eaton Publisher: UQP Age Range: Young Adult - Adult Themes:  world war 2, family, loss, hope. Awards: Winner of the 2005 West Australian Premier's Literary Awards (Young Adult Fiction), Shortlisted in the 2006 South Australian Premier's...

The lovely Trish Buckley is here today, reviewing the just released 'Thicker than Water' by Bridget Kemmerer. Thank you Trish! For more reviews by Trish see here, here and here. To purchase 'Thicker than Water' click...

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....

Review of 'Stray' The lovely, lovely Trisha Buckley is one of my long-standing reviewers here on Children's Book Daily - particularly in the area of Young Adult literature.  Some of her other reviews can be seen...

Steampunk, Fantasy and Sci Fi: Explanations and Examples! I was at a teacher librarian event a little while ago and we were discussing and debating some YA novels. Some of us (myself included!) were struggling...