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Page-Turning Plot and Great Characters: Read an extract from Kensy and Max #3: Undercover by Jacqueline Harvey

March 15, 2019

Start reading now As Kensy and Max: Undercover is the third instalment, then your child may already know all about the action-packed spy adventure series. If not, they will almost certainly be familiar with the awesomely talented Jacqueline Harvey.  One of Australia’s most successful children’s authors and an educator for 20 years before turning her hand […] - Read more

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Artists Support Kids

Books teach children many things about themselves, others, and the world, helping them to develop their own views, ideas, and opinions. All too often however, when they try to voice these newly-found opinions and perspectives, they aren’t taken seriously, or are dismissed as being ‘young and naive.’ For this very reason the #kidlit4climate campaign was […] - Read more


Books That Teach Life Lessons

March 14, 2019

The call to action today, on National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. is ‘Take Action Every Day.’  The type of community in which we want to live is everybody’s responsibility and feeling safe whether in the schoolyard or out in the world, is important. Books are a powerful teaching tool for parents and […] - Read more


An Incredible Book Shop

We love books, and we love people who love books – but do you know what we love even more? Hard-working volunteers who are committed to providing their community with access to affordable books, all in the name of charity. Mulga Road Books is a sweet little not-for-profit book store located in Oatley, a southern […] - Read more


Page-Turning Plot and Great Characters: Review of Kensy and Max #3 Undercover by Jacqueline Harvey

March 12, 2019

As Kensy and Max: Undercover is the third instalment, then your child may already know all about the action-packed spy adventure series. If not, they will almost certainly be familiar with the awesomely talented Jacqueline Harvey.  One of Australia’s most successful children’s authors and an educator for 20 years before turning her hand to writing, there […] - Read more


Reluctant Readers Beware: Read an extract from The Haven by Simon Lelic

Start reading now The action starts on the very first page of new series, The Haven and doesn’t stop until the last. Abducted in the middle of the night, 13-year-old Ollie Turner and his guardian Nancy, wake up in pain on a cold, hard floor.  They don’t know where they are, and they have no idea […] - Read more


Action Packed Page Turner: Review of The Haven by Simon Lelic

‘Ollie Turner was asleep when the men came. They were dressed in black and wearing balaclavas. Before Ollie knew what was happening, they pulled him from his bed and dragged him across the carpet towards the landing.’ The action starts on the very first page of new series, The Haven and doesn’t stop until the last. […] - Read more


YA’s Answer to Liane Moriarty: Q&A with Love, Lie, Repeat Author Catherine Greer

March 8, 2019

To mark the release of Love, Lie, Repeat, author Catherine Greer shares with us the inspiration behind her YA thriller, the books that shaped her as an adult and facing your fears. What inspired you to write LOVE LIE REPEAT?  I live in Sydney’s upper north shore: a world of private schools and privilege, opportunity […] - Read more


Baby-Sitters Club Returns

March 5, 2019

One of the most beloved book series of the late ‘80s and ‘90s was by far The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin. A staggering 180 million copies of the series have been sold to date and the books have a huge cohort of fans that range from grandparents to primary school kids, so it’s […] - Read more