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Book Club: The War that Saved My Life

Tonight is Girl Zone Book Club – 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...

Book Club: Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars

Tonight is Girl Zone Book Club – 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...

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. Flossie Birdwhistle is the Turnkey...

Cover Reveal! ‘Raymie Nightingale’ in Paperback

In her seventh novel, international bestselling author and twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal Kate DiCamillo blends pathos and humour. 'Raymie Nightingale' is masterful writing and will remain with the reader long after...

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...

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...