Tag: middle grade

  • Q&A with Aussie kids’ writer Bethany Loveridge

    Q&A with Aussie kids’ writer Bethany Loveridge

    I know I’ve said it before, but one of my favourite things about social media is making new friends with people all over the country and world that have similar interests. Today I’m excited to be chatting with one of my Instagram friends Bethany Loveridge, a fellow fan of middle grade books and aspiring author. […]

  • Review :: The Wintrish Girl by Melanie La’Brooy

    Review :: The Wintrish Girl by Melanie La’Brooy

    I’m reading loads of kids’ fantasy books at the moment and absolutely loving them. I posted a little preview of The Wintrish Girl by Melanie La’Brooy when i was reading it a few weeks ago and tonight I’m sharing my review. What is Melanie La’Brooy’s The Wintrish Girl about? On Talisman Day in the Empire […]

  • Preview :: The Dangerous Business of Being Trilby Moffat by Kate Temple

    Preview :: The Dangerous Business of Being Trilby Moffat by Kate Temple

    I might have already said here that I really think middlegrade books (ie for readers 8 to 12, ish, sometimes called “older readers” in book shops) are having a moment right now. I feel like the Aussie middlegrade space in particular is so exciting – there are so many amazing looking titles out and coming […]

  • Preview :: Wylah The Koorie Warrior and My Spare Heart

    Preview :: Wylah The Koorie Warrior and My Spare Heart

    The amazing books just keep coming, don’t they?! I feel like there are soooo many titles coming out at the moment, and a bunch this week that are on my ever-growing tbr. I wanted to pop in today to share a sneak peek at two new Aussie kids’ books by First Nations writers that are […]

  • Preview :: A Girl Called Corpse by Reece Carter

    Preview :: A Girl Called Corpse by Reece Carter

    It’s not very often that I get my hands on a book quite so far out from the publication date, and even less often do I actually read something as soon as it arrives. Reece Carter’s upcoming middlegrade fantasy debut A Girl Called Corpse, however, is coming out in October, and not only have I […]

  • Preview :: Big Magic by Sarah Armstrong

    Preview :: Big Magic by Sarah Armstrong

    There seem to be sooooo many amazing books coming out at the moment that, to be honest, I’m having some trouble keeping up with the reading and reviewing and sharing. Today I wanted to pop in and tell you a bit about a brand new middlegrade novel that I have been looking forward to for […]

  • Author Chat :: Summer Reading :: Sarah Armstrong

    Author Chat :: Summer Reading :: Sarah Armstrong

    Today it’s my pleasure to be joined by another fellow middlegrade reader, author Sarah Armstrong. Sarah was kind enough to chat with me about summer reading and also shared some of her favourite middlegrade books. Check out our chat below… Hey Sarah! Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with me today! First […]

  • Author Chat :: Summer Reading :: Reece Carter

    Author Chat :: Summer Reading :: Reece Carter

    You know I love any excuse to have writers here on the blog for a chat, and since I’ve been keeping an eye out for middlegrade reads to keep my newly 8 year old busy over summer I thought it would be fun to talk to a few fellow middlegrade readers about their summer reading […]

  • BOOK STACK :: Keeping the kids entertained

    BOOK STACK :: Keeping the kids entertained

    Now that the excitement of Christmas is starting to settle (although, full disclosure, I like to keep it going for the full 12 days through to 6 Jan!) we’re starting to think about settling into school holidays. Like many people around the country – and the world I guess – we’re laying pretty low right […]

  • Christmassy :: Q&A :: Samone Amba

    Christmassy :: Q&A :: Samone Amba

    I feel like there has been some really outstanding Aussie middlegrade coming out this year, and one of the titles I have on my TBR that looks fantastic is Samone Amba’s debut novel The Good Times of Pelican Rise: Save the Joeys. This one looks like perfect school holiday reading for kids heading into or […]