Book People: Randa Abdel-Fattah

I read Randa Abdel-Fattah's 'Does My Head Look Big in This' years ago and have been an avid fan of everything she has written since. We have also had her as a visiting author...

Review of ‘The Secrets We Keep’

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...

Jazzy Reviews: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

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 ‘One Would Think the Deep’

It seems that Claire Zorn can do no literary wrong - I just hope that the pressure doesn't freak her out entirely and give her writers block!  I've only just turned the final page on...

LoveOzYA: Celebrating the Wonder of YA Literature in Australia

I’m spending the weekend in my kind of heaven – surrounded by some of the best of the best in children’s and young adult publishing at The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) conference....

The Children’s Book Council of Australia 2016 Short List

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...

Girl Zone Book Club: Meeting Two 2016

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...

Digital Citizenship for #socialgood

My truly beautiful friend, Trish Buckley, is currently doing her Masters, and one of her first tasks for uni was to write a blog post about digital citizenship. Trish and I love the digital...

Review of ‘The Sidekicks’

Yesterday I spoke to Will Kostakis and you can read that interview here. His latest novel, The Sidekicks is out MONDAY and I’m incredibly fortunate to have already read it – you can pre-order...

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...