Review :: The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker :: Lauren James

What if death is only the beginning? When Harriet Stoker dies falling from a balcony in a long-abandoned building, she discovers a world of ghosts with magical powers – shape-shifting, hypnosis, or even the ability to possess the living. As she learns more about their community, Harriet is willing to do anything to unleash her […]

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kidlit :: Dogography :: Maree Coote

I absolutely adore Maree Coote’s amazing typographic books. I just think they are so clever and fun – they are perfect for littlies just learning their letters, and also wonderful entertainment for older kids. I have previously raved about Animology and Letters from Australia here, and we also have Letters from Melbourne, and they all […]

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KIDLIT :: The Pony Question :: Jackie Merchant

I’m pretty sure I’m already on record here somewhere talking about how much I love a pony story – in fact I read a bunch of horsey middlegrade last year (and raved about them here), including Jackie Merchant’s first book – The Promise Horse. I ADORED The Promise Horse and was thrilled to see Jackie […]

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Kidlit :: The Good Hawk :: Joseph Elliot

Middlegrade fantasy is my favourite thing to read at the moment. There are just so many great stories coming out in this category at the moment. One of the things I’m loving is the increasing amount of diversity I feel like we are seeing in stories for kids (or perhaps I’m paying more attention?). Joseph […]

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Kidlit :: The Threads of Magic :: Alison Croggon

Something about the cover of Alison Croggon’s new middlegrade/upper primary fantasy novel – The Threads of Magic – caught my attention the very first time I saw it, so I jumped at the chance to get my hands on an early copy (kindly sent to me by the team at Walker books). Pip lives on […]

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77 Saturday :: The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliot

Ok, so this week I meant to join in with 77 Saturday and completely forgot because it was the second day in a row that the temperature was over 40C and I think my brain might have melted a bit. In any case, I am aware that today is in fact Sunday, but I’m going […]

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