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Sydney Writers’ Festival 2019: Festival Fun For Families

April 24, 2019

If you’re thinking the Sydney Writer’s Festival is only for adults, then think again – there’s a whole range of fun stuff for families as well. Check out the range of kid-friendly events, here. Yes, there some amazing authors appearing at this year’s Sydney Writer’s Festival but did you know the line-up also includes some […] - Read more


A Lovely (Mermaid) Tale About Friendship and Inclusion: Read an extract from Mermaid Holidays: The Talent Show

April 23, 2019

  Start reading now It’s the school holidays and Sophia Seashell and her seahorse pal Smedley are on their way back home to Turtleville for the break. Sophia attends boarding school during the year but when the holidays come around, she looks forward to spending time at home with her mermaid besties Olivia, Willow and […] - Read more


Essential and Inspiring: Review of Stand Up for the Future: A Celebration of Inspirational Young Australians

April 18, 2019

First there was Shout Out to the Girls, then High-five to the Boys and now there’s Stand Up for the Future to add to the collection. Stand up for the Future continues the stories of highly inspiring, immensely motivating and creative leaders but this time we’re hearing about young Australians. Their stories are nothing short of remarkable and […] - Read more


A Wonderful Lesson in Friendship: Review of Mermaid Holidays: The Talent Show by Delphine Davis and Adele K. Thomas

It’s the school holidays and Sophia Seashell and her seahorse pal Smedley are on their way back home to Turtleville for the break. Sophia attends boarding school during the year but when the holidays come around, she looks forward to spending time at home with her mermaid besties Olivia, Willow and Chloe. On arrival, she […] - Read more


Creativity, Critical Thinking… and Brain Power.

  It’s school holidays again, which means no homework pressure and more time for you and your children to read for the pure and utter pleasure of it! Reading builds your child’s comprehension and vocabulary. A recent study released by Ohio State University found there was a 1.4-million-word gap between preschoolers who are read to […] - Read more


Amelia Chamelia’s Next Chapter: Review of Amelia Chamelia and the School Play and Amelia Chamelia and the Farm Adventure by Laura Sieveking

April 16, 2019

The hugely popular Amelia Chamelia is back with two new stories, one about her living in fear of being in the spotlight, the other about going off grid for a warm and fuzzy farm adventure. The Amelia Chamelia series launched earlier this year, but if you missed it and you have a little reader in […] - Read more


Letting the Light In: Review of How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

‘this book is for the grievers this book is for the left behind this book is for every broken heart searching for a home.’ Grace aka Tiger, lives with her Mother and the two of them have been thick as thieves for all of Tiger’s 16 years, that is, until she starts to feel her […] - Read more


Novel For The Broken-Hearted: Q&A with author Kathleen Glasgow

  Q: In Australia, YA seems to be having a big moment. What do you think is so appealing about the genre at this point in time? A: I think readers are excited for the variety of stories and representation they find in young adult books. You can choose from space operas, romantic comedies, realistic […] - Read more


Fierce, Tender, Rare: Read an Extract from How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

Start reading now Grace aka Tiger, lives with her Mother and the two of them have been thick as thieves for all of Tiger’s 16 years, that is, until she starts to feel her over protective Mother needs to give her some space to do what ‘normal’ teenagers do. Tiger’s new boyfriend, Kai Henderson, has […] - Read more