Story Starters – Story Stones

Story Starters - Story Stones I am SO not a storyteller. I read books – I need a script. I admire storytellers immensely, but it’s just not me. Plus I talk too much. If I...

Children’s Book Council of Australia | Children’s Book of the Year Awards

Children’s Book Council of Australia | Children’s Book of the Year Awards   Book Week 2013 | Read Across the Universe | August 17th – August 23rd Book Week is a nationwide celebration of books, reading...
Jacqueline Harvey meets Belinda Murrell to talk about Pippa's Island

Book people: Belinda Murrell

For this week's Book People post, we asked the fabulous Jacqueline Harvey to catch up with Belinda Murrell about her new series Pippa's Island. Fortunately for us, they agreed! Take it away Jacqueline... TMB There’s...
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It’s GIVEAWAY time!

The Your Kid's Next Read Facebook group has crashed through the 2000+ members barrier, and we're holding a giveaway for members to celebrate! (Not a member yet, click here to join one of the...

Christmas Reading Tent

Christmas Reading Tent PudStar broke her arm last week following an incident with a NYC snow dome. Perfect timing…just in time for summer swimming and lots of parties involving jumping castles! Unfortunately it also happens...
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...

Reading Lists for Nine Year Olds +

Reading Lists for Nine Year Olds + I love a list. I think it’s the librarian in me. I love lists nearly as much as my long time teacher librarian friend and colleague, Kristen. Her lists...
10 things you need to know about Deborah Abela

Book People: Deborah Abela

Deborah Abela is one of the most popular authors in Australian children's literature – and you only need to read one of her books or see one of her school presentations to know why children...
Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson reviewed by a kid book blogger

Jazzy’s Bookshelf: Hetty Feather

The lovely Jazzy is back this week with a brand-new review for your reading pleasure! Megan loves sharing her blog with young reviewers, and Jazzy is one of her favourites. This week, she's reviewing...

Holiday Reading and Writing Journals

Holiday Reading and Writing Journals Recently I found one of my old holiday journals. It is full of glued in Christmas cards, bus tickets, movie tickets, whinges and reflections on a family holiday, letters from...