I've talked here a few times now about how my girls don't do dance, but how we love going to the ballet and theatre - highlights this year have been 'The Peasant Prince' and...

I will never be reading these books, the covers alone terrify me, so I'm very pleased Jazzy has tackled these. Jazzy also takes a close look at the age recommendations on them, something I've...

Review of ‘The Forgotten Pearl’ 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...

‘365 Days of Wonder’ Wise Words for Each Day of the Year To add these books to your home, school or library collection click on title links or cover images. You know how sometimes a book...

Review of ‘The Simple Gift’ Written by Steven Herrick Publisher: University of Qld Press Age Range: Young Adult Themes: family, friendship, homelessness, coming of age, verse novel. To purchase this novel click on title links or cover...

612ABC Bookworms Show: The Qld Literary Awards 2015 Last night on 612ABC Brisbane I chatted with David Curnow on the 8pm 'Bookworms' show about the Qld Literary Awards (QLA) for 2015 - to listen to the...

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...

Review of 'The Protected' Written by Claire Zorn Publisher: University of Queensland Press Age Range: Young Adult Themes: grief; adolescence; sibling relationships; bullying; school; family; parents; depression; realistic fiction. To purchase this book click on title or cover links....

  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...

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...