KIDLIT :: EVERY THING WE KEEP :: Di Walker

Trailing her orange suitcase, and a heart full of worry, thirteen-year-old Agatha is about to go home. She has been in and out of foster care for years now, but her latest new life lived with naval precision with Katherine, Lawson and their dog, Chief, has proved to be the salvation that Agatha needed. She […]

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Kidlit :: Pepper Creek Ponies: A New Friend :: Jess Black & Serena Geddes

When Abby moves from the city to the country, she misses her old life. Despite her fear of horses, she visits Pepper Creek Pony Club in the hope of making friends. But Abby quickly learns that being a horse-girl is harder than she thought. Will Abby ever make a new friend? Ok, so we all […]

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Kidlit :: CAT KID COMIC CLUB :: DAV PILKEY

Cat Kid Comic Club is the first book in a BRAND NEW graphic novel series featuring Pilkey’s fan favourite character Li’l Petey who, along with friends Flippy the Fish and Molly, try to teach twenty-one baby frogs how to create their own comics. Cat Kid Comic Club was my first experience with Dav Pilkey’s work, […]

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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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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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