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Book Club 2017

Tonight was our first meeting of the year for Girl Zone Book Club – a group I run for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life – mother, aunt, grandma, older...

Book Club: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar People

There were two choices for our next Book Club read, 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' (to tie in with the movie release) and 'Freedom Swimmer'. I think the pull of the movie swayed...

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...

School Book Clubs

I was very pleased to be able to talk about one of my favourite topics, student book clubs, in a webinar tonight. Eduwebinars hosts some of the best educacational webinars around and if you...

Book Club: Henry Hoey Hobson

Sadly I am not going to be at Girl Zone Book Club tonight but the ridiculous and wonderful Jackie Child AKA #bestteachingpartnerever will be there in my place. I hired Jackie because I thought...

Book Club: ‘Murder Most Unladylike’

Click on title links or cover images to purchase any books in this post. This evening, Girls Zone Book Club will be meeting to discuss one of our latest reads 'Murder Most Unladylike', the first...

Book Club: The Lie Tree

This evening, Girls Zone Book Club will be meeting to discuss our latest read, 'The Lie Tree' by Frances Hardinge. This was a mature read for our group, particularly so early on in the...

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...

Girl Zone Book Club: Meeting One 2016

Tonight was our first meeting of the year for Girl Zone Book Club – a group I run for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life – mother, aunt, grandma, older...

What to Read Next?

Dear Megan, I have a ten year old nearly finished the ‘Alice Miranda’ series, and I’m keen for a good series for Christmas and the summer holidays. Melissa Dear Melissa, I’m glad you asked for some suggestions as...