Jacqueline Harvey reviews The Boy And The Spy by Felice Arena

Review: ‘The Boy And The Spy’ by Felice Arena

This week, Team Megan's Blog has great pleasure in bringing together two of the biggest names in Australian children's literature, as bestselling author (and one of Megan's favourites) Jacqueline Harvey reviews The Boy And The...
Book review: Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr

Review: ‘Dragonfly Song’ by Wendy Orr

In the lead-up to the announcement in August of the CBCA Book Of The Year Awards, Team Megan's Blog plans to bring you reviews of as many shortlisted books as we can. This week, Australian...
The story behind A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee

The story behind the book: Karen Foxlee’s ‘A Most Magical Girl’

*Please see the end of this article for a special message Karen Foxlee's 'A Most Magical Girl' is having a well-deserved most magical run in 2017. Not only has A Most Magical Girl won the...

Somewhat Bookish Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

I update my Mother's Day gift guide most years on the blog, so that we all (including me) have an easily email-able/text-able to children/husbands/partners! This way they have a nice list of gifts to...

Review of ‘The Turnkey’ by Allison Rushby

Title: The Turnkey Author: Allison Rushby Publisher: Walker Books Australia Age Range: 9+ Themes: ghosts; paranormal; history; World War II; historical fiction. Click on cover image or title links to read more and to purchase. FREE SHIPPING CODE is...

Easter Gifts Part Four: All the Pretty Things

We don’t do lots of Easter gifts, as it's really not about the gifts...but I do rather love the pale colours and PRETTIES that are around at this time of year! Our backyard hens...

Augmented Reality Books: The Amazing Alphabet

Augmented reality (AR) technology, when combined with a book, simply involves using the camera on a smartphone or tablet to view digital images superimposed over real things, in this case a book. The latest...

Nine Year Old and a Book Update

Today is Pud's ninth birthday* and we celebrated with family yesterday as today is a school day - although, excitement of all excitements...cross country was cancelled today due to rain...a welcome birthday gift from...

612ABC: Bookworms

Tis only March and the publishing world has already released some excellent new children's and YA titles this year - I fully believe Australian publishers are some of the best in the business: they...

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt comes to life on ABC Kids

As a child, I was allowed half an hour of TV a day and that could only be ABC. Clearly I am traumatised by a childhood spent without much access to television and my pop culture...