kidlit :: The Battle :: Ashling Kwok

I’m so delighted to be part of the Books on Tour Blog Tour for Ashling Kwok’s brand new picture book The Battle. This is a gorgeous book – both the story and those illustrations (by Cara King)! – about facing fears that are holding you back. Ashling was kind enough to answer some questions about […]

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#loveozya :: Taking Down Evelyn Tait :: Poppy Nwosu

There was a run of absolutely spectacular #loveozya books that came out across late March into April and May, and one of those that I have read – and adored – so far is Poppy Nwosu’s gorgeous contemporary novel Taking Down Evelyn Tait The door creaks open and standing in the entrance is my absolute […]

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kidlit :: Whitney and Britney: Chicken Divas :: Lucinda Gifford

National Simultaneous Storytime was held a few weeks ago on 27 May. This year’s featured book for the event was Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas by Lucinda Gifford. I think NSS is such a wonderful event – here’s some information from the Australian Library and Information Association NSS website, because they can explain it much […]

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Review (kidlit) :: Who Am I? :: Anita Heiss

Anitia Heiss’s Who Am I? is a middlegrade historical fiction novel set in Sydney in 1937, and is the fictional a diary of Mary Talence, a member of the Stolen Generation. It was originally published in 2001, and has been re-released as part of reconciliation week this year. I read this in one sitting last […]

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#loveozmg May :: The Year the Maps Changed :: Danielle Binks

Is it weird that I always find it the hardest to write the reviews of the books I love the most? I read Danielle Binks‘ debut middle-grade novel The Year the Maps Changed about a month ago, and I have had total reviewers’ block when it comes to writing up how I felt about it, […]

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#ausmgmay :: Aussie middlegrade May

Hello! Obviously my April blogging spree/reviewathon went well until it ended and then it was over! To be honest, I’m still having some trouble settling into a routine. Not in a dramatic, or sad, or very stressful way, just in a floaty, what happened to my day and also what day is it anyway kind […]

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