KIDLIT :: THE BUSHFIRE BOOK :: Polly Marsden & Chris Nixon

My 6 year old has been quite nervous about fire since the bushfires that burned across Australia last summer – worrying about it even during the winter months. I wasn’t really sure how we would deal with moving into the upcoming summer and fire season, so I was really pleased to receive a copy of […]

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CHRISTMASSY :: Q&A :: Maya Linnell

Hello! Happy first Sunday of Advent! This week passed in an absolute blur for me, but I’m looking forward to the next week and seeing in December – I have this week off work and I’m looking forward to some reading and movie watching and maybe some baking if it isn’t too hot! Speaking of […]

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CHRISTMASSY :: Q&A :: Sandy Barker

A couple of years ago I did a little series of Q&As with authors where we talked about books and Christmas. It was so much fun that this year I’ve decided to bring them back! First up to chat Christmas with me is the lovely Sandy Barker. Sandy has a new novel out called The […]

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CHRISTMASSY :: PICTURE BOOK ADVENT CALENDAR/Basket

One of my favourite things each year is pulling out our favourite Christmas books – and picking some new ones to join them! I always really love the idea of doing a bookish advent calendar, where 24 books are wrapped up and one opened each day in the lead up to Christmas, but I also […]

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KIDLIT :: Step Up, Shine On! :: Angela May George

Kat’s got all the ingredients to go all the way. But she fails her exams-on purpose-to avoid the pressure of the top classes. She kills it in soccer, but never trials for the rep teams. She’s happy to fly under the radar, unlike her oh-so-perfect Wonder Brother. But this year things are shifting. Not least […]

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Christmassy :: Gingerdead Man :: Maya Corrigan

This holiday season Bayport, Maryland, is a dead ringer for Victorian London. Val and her grandfather are taking part in the Dickens of a Holiday festival. Val is hosting a private tea party serving the festival’s costumed volunteers, who range from Dickens divas like Madame Defarge and Miss Havisham to Ebenezer Scrooge and old St. […]

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