...according to me anyway! These lists are my way of making myself really reflect on what I've read this year in the world of children's and YA literature. It's incredibly hard to narrow down my lists to just ten,...

Review of ‘Flora’s War’ Written by Pamela Rushby Publisher: Ford Street Publishing  Age Range: Lower Secondary (particularly girls 11+) Themes: archaeology, war, romance, history, female perspective of war. I’ve been ridiculously obsessed with historical fiction this year. There seems to...

YA Fiction for Boys: Part Two Review of 'Man Made Boy' Trish Buckley continues with her series on YA fiction which features male narrators. Part One can be seen here. Hey again. Today in my continued series...

Review of ‘Refuge’ Written by Jackie French Publisher: Harper Collins Teaching Notes:  Written by Robyn Sheahan Bright (amazing BTW) Awards: TO COME – there will be many. Age Range: 11 – 111 Themes: refuges; asylum seekers; boat people; nations; fantasy;...

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...

I've not been at an announcement of The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) shortlist since I was national VP quite some years ago now. The excitement in the room is palpable and to be...

Book People: Sally Morgan I am so honroured today to be featuring Sally Morgan on the blog, as part of my Book People series. Sally Morgan has been 'in my life' since the 80s, when...

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...

Books About Hair: Yes HAIR It’s no secret that I have two daughters and work at a girls school. If you follow me on Instagram you will also have noted the insane amount of flower/Frida...

Review of ‘The Cherub’ Series I was so excited to get this review from Gabe – not only because Cherub is one of my favourite series of the past few years, but because Gabe (by...