Bookworms: ABC Radio

This evening I will be on ABC Radio (612ABC) at 8:30pm talking with Trevor Jackson about my favourite books of the past month or so. It's coming up to *that time of year* when...

Review: ‘The Book of Secrets’: Ateban Cipher #1

Happy book birthday to Allison Tait and her new baby, 'The Book of Secrets: Ateban Cipher #1'! While I have read and loved 'The Book of Secrets' myself, I have asked Trish Buckley to...
A kid review of Akarnae by Lynette Noni | Children's Books Daily

Jazzy’s Bookshelf: Akarnae

Kid book blogger Jazzy is back, this time with a review of Akarnae, the first book in The Medoran Chronicles series by Lynette Noni. You can read Jazzy’s complete bio here, see her blog...
Book review: The Fall by Tristan Bancks

Review: ‘The Fall’ by Tristan Bancks

Megan describes herself as 'an avid fan' of Australian kids/YA author Tristan Bancks (you can read her Book People interview with him here). Given that her 'mind was blown' by Tristan's novel Two Wolves,...

ABC Radio: Bookworms

Tuesday evening I spoke on ABC Radio Brisbane with Trevor Jackson about my favourite titles of the last month or so. I’ve listed the titles below. Click on titles to purchase. 'Once Upon an ABC' by...
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...

EVENT: Nearly a Vet Convention!

I love nothing more than events themed around books - you may have noticed this if you follow me on social media:). All our birthday parties are book themed (see here for some) and...

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...

Jazzy’s Bookshelf…The Mapmaker Chronicles: Beyond the Edge of the Map

Quinn heard an awe-inspiring sound from above and his blood seemed to freeze under his skin. Hardly daring to do so, he looked up and there was the big cat, perched on the edge...

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...

Jazzy Reviews: Skulduggery Pleasant

I will never be reading these books, the covers alone terrify me, so I'm very pleased Jazzy has tackled these. Jazzy also takes a close look at the age recommendations on them, something I've...

Jazzy’s Bookshelf: ‘The Flyaway Girls’

I feel so very honoured that Jazzy, of Jazzy’s Bookshelf, shares some of her reviews here on Children’s Books Daily. Reviews by young people, for young people, are the very best kind and Jazzy...

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...

Encouraging Reading of Non-Fiction Books   

I’ve met many children over my years as a teacher librarian who love nothing more than reading every non-fiction book in the library. They crack me up with their topic obsessions and their encyclopaedic...

612ABC: Bookworms

They invited me back! He of the lovely voice, Mr David Curnow, emailed me recently to invite me back for another year of monthly chats about all things children's and YA books. I really...

Middle School Prize Pack Giveaways!

Middle School would have to be one of the most anticipated films of 2017 for the tween market and deservedly so. For his 'Middle School' series, bestselling author James Patterson created book characters full...

‘The Song From Somewhere Else’ and the Imaginary Worlds of A.F. Harrold

It is always a great privilege to receive a review from Joy Lawn*...always.  A.F. Harrold has a special kind of imagination. Many readers of children’s books will know his work from his CILIP Kate Greenaway and Carnegie...

Tis the Season to Dance

I've talked here a few times now about how my girls don't do dance, but how we love going to the ballet and theatre. Well that was then. This is now. It appears I have...

Jazzy Reviews: Ruby Redfort: Look into my Eyes by Ruby Redfort

I do so love it when Jazzy sends me an email with another of her reviews. I adore reading good reviews by young people and I often use the reviews of Jazzy as examples...