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A Visual Feast, Heartwarming and Inspirational: Review of Brave Adventures, Little Girl by Iresha Herath

November 12, 2019

  Brave Adventures, Little Girl by Iresha Herath, takes little readers on a journey around the globe while reflecting on the importance of grandparents and finding courage to embrace all that life has to offer.  Anika is a sweet little four-year-old girl, who adores her grandparents. She visits them every Sunday and takes us along […]
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Diversity, Courage, Family: Q&A with Author Iresha Herath

Congratulations on the publication of your first children’s book Brave Adventures, Little Girl. Your story is about a young girl called Anika. Can you introduce us to her? Anika is my 12-year-old daughter but the book was written when she was four years old. She is a magical soul (yes I’m biased!), beautiful, gentle, funny […]
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An Epic Book: Review of Funny Bones Edited by Kate and Jol Temple and Oliver Phommavanh

November 11, 2019

Filled with over 100 stories, jokes, cartoons and bits of silliness and written by a very long list of well-known children’s authors, cartoonists and illustrators Funny Bones is a must for the long summer holiday break! Funny Bones editors Kate and Jol Temple and Oliver Phommavanh, have created quite an impressive tome. Inside you’ll find […]
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Making a Positive Impact: Review of Take Heart, Take Action by Beci Orpin

Take Heart, Take Action by Beci Orpin is a children’s picture book sprung from political beginnings. Orpin is a self-professed political advocate and has stated she was particularly saddened by the 2019 Federal Election results. Her disappointment propelled her into writing a book of hope for little readers. The result is a beautiful book that […]
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The Journey of a Harry Potter Fan

November 7, 2019

On New Year’s Eve 2000, I was 11-years-old, and driving back home on a road trip with my parents and siblings. My older sister had been pushing a book on me for the last few days that I just didn’t want to read. But trapped in a car with nothing else to do, I took […]
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Where I was Meant to Be: Q&A with Gwyn Perkins

Congratulations on your new book A Trip to the Beach. You’ve been at the show and in the bush and now you’re taking a trip to the beach. What is it about the beach that you wanted to celebrate? Thank you. It was a special day when Iggy was able to learn how to paddle […]
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Wild and Free: Review of The Painted Ponies by Alison Lester

November 4, 2019

‘Matilda loved staying at Grandma Lucky’s house. There was a pony called Luna, Ginger Cat, Big Dog and the painted ponies.’ Beloved children’s author and Australia’s first Children’s Book Laureate, Alison Lester has written a moving new story about giving freedom to those you love and putting others needs before your own. When Matilda visits […]
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Behind the Painted Ponies: Alison Lester Shares the Inspiration for her New Book

I have never been part of a travelling show but I’ve been fascinated with them all my life. When I was a little kid, a big event each year was the local Foster Show. The kids who travelled with the sideshows always came to our school for the week they camped at the show grounds, […]
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From Little Things, Big Things Grow: Review You Can Change the World by Lucy Bell

We all know that young people are at the forefront of environmental activism, often from a young age. Many children are keen to do what they can to further the cause. However, the obstacles to a sustainable future can seem overwhelming. You Can Change the World aims to change that and make it easy for […]
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