Review of ‘Two Wolves’

Review of ‘Two Wolves’ Written by Tristan Bancks Publisher: Random House Age Range: Upper Primary/Lower Secondary - Young Adult (mature themes, check suitability for younger readers) Awards: Shortlisted Younger Readers Category, Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the...

YA Fiction for Boys: Part Four

YA Fiction for Boys: Part Four Review of 'Reality Boy' (review by Trish Buckley) All week I have been spruiking about some of the best books I have read in 2013 featuring male narrators grappling with a...

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...

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...

A Monster Calls: From Story to Screenplay

It was an absolute privilege to a) be invited to a special preview screening of 'A Monster Calls' and b) be able to get out of the house to attend (thanks mum and dad!)....

Review of ‘Shahana’

Review of 'Shahana' Written by Rosanne Hawke. Series editor Lyn White. Publisher: Allen and Unwin Age Range: Upper Pimary - Lower Secondary Themes: war, conflict, grief, family, hope, adversity, Rights of Children, culture, survival. The latest read for my Year...

612ABC: Bookworms

This evening I chatted all things new in the world of children's and YA literature, on 612ABC Brisbane, 'Bookworms' show, with Sarah Howells. The books below are my fav's from the last month and you can...

Review of ‘The Forgotten Pearl’

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...

Jazzy Reviews: Skulduggery Pleasant

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...

Top Twenty Horse Books for Children

Top Twenty Horse Books for Young Readers Some children go through a stage of wanting to be Spiderman, others a fairy, some a dinosaur. Many young ones want to ride horses at some point and dream...