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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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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Kidlit :: Disney FROZEN Beginnings

I think I mentioned last week that I’ve been keeping a particular eye on junior fiction lately, with my 6 year old daughter Amelia just starting to move into independent reading, and – given that we’ve had our share of Frozen fever here – I don’t think there are many titles that could be further […]

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Review :: Belle Takes Flight :: Kathy McCullough

I am a bit of a Disney fan, and Belle has always been my favourite (because, obviously) so I jumped at the chance to get my hands on a copy of Kathy McCullough’s novel Belle Takes Flight. Here’s the synposis (from Goodreads). The spell that turned the Prince into the Beast has been broken. But […]

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Review :: Marvel Museum: The Story of the Comics

Another book that I think would make a fantastic gift tonight – Marvel Museum: The Story of the Comics, which is new out from Scholastic (who kindly sent me this copy). This book is a thing of beauty – it is a large format, with a hardcover, and really fun endpapers inside the front cover, […]

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