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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

  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...

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...

...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,...

I've asked some of my fav people and keen readers to share their favourite books of 2015. Like my fav people, these books are a jumble of ages, genres and lengths...I like my friends...

I've asked some of my fav people and keen readers to share their favourite books of 2015. Like my fav people, these books are a jumble of ages, genres and lengths...I like my friends...