Book People: Sally Morgan

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...

Review of ‘To This Day: For the bullied and the beautiful’

I've been meaning to review slam poet, Shane Koyczon's powerful, must-have book, 'To This Day: For the bullied and the beautiful' for ages now, but when I gifted the book to one of Eden Riley's children, I...

Book People: Sally Murphy

Book People: Sally Murphy I love adding each 'Book People' post; some people swoon over movie stars, I swoon over the talented creators of literature for young people. I have swooned over the work of...

Verse Novels: Sally Murphy

Verse Novels: Sally Murphy I have spoken before about how I love verse novels and in my review of ‘Pookie Aleera is not my Boyfriend’ by Steven Herrick I said the following (is it uncouth...

Review of ‘The Simple Gift’

Review of ‘The Simple Gift’ Written by Steven Herrick Publisher: University of Qld Press Age Range: Young Adult Themes: family, friendship, homelessness, coming of age, verse novel. To purchase this novel click on title links or cover...

Top Thirty Australiana Books

Top Thirty Australiana Books (+ one app!) To date I have resisted creating a list of books about Australia because our country is so many different things to so many different people and I don’t think any...

Review of ‘Pookie Aleera Is Not My Boyfriend’

Review of ‘Pookie Aleera Is Not My Boyfriend’ Written by Steven Herrick  Publisher: UQP  Age Range: Middle Primary – Upper Primary Themes:  community, friendship, kindness, school, grief, lonliness Awards: Shortlisted: 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Patricia Wrightson Prize, Shortlisted: 2013 CBCA Younger Reader,...