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Kids & YA


Intoxicating, Intense, Lush and Chilling: Review of Love, Lie, Repeat by Catherine Greer

March 5, 2019

‘Sirens can do anything’ Beautiful, privileged and desired, sixteen-year-old Ruby, Ashlin and Annie are an inseparable trio of best friends. Ever since they started singing and performing together, they have called themselves the Sirens and Annie in particular takes pride in the fact that they manage to make a trio work. Most groups of three […] - Read more


Happy 30th Birthday, Dear Bear

March 1, 2019

For the past 30 years little readers have been swishy-swashing and splash-sploshing, walking through wavy grass and squelching through mud – they can’t go over it and they can’t go under it – they always have to face the hard stuff, that is if they want to catch a bear! So many of us have […] - Read more


What Is This Thing Called Fing?

February 28, 2019

David Walliam’s fans will be very excited to hear that yet another of his books has hit the library and book shop shelves – and so soon after The Ice Monster! Released in December last year, The Ice Monster is still on the kid’s bestseller list and has been ever since – a testament to the […] - Read more


CBCA Notable Books Announced

The countdown has begun for this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards. Yesterday the Notables List was announced by the CBCA and the line-up includes well-known authors such as Alison Lester and Morris Gleitzman, as well as first-time finalists like 15-year-old Siena Stubbs from North West Arnhem Land. We […] - Read more


Treats Galore For Young Readers: Writer’s Week at Adelaide Festival

February 26, 2019

This weekend there are more treats in store for young readers. We’re taking you to Writer’s Week at the Adelaide Festival for the Kids Day 2-10yrs (Saturday 2 March) and A Day for Middle and YA Readers -Tweens and Teens (Sunday 3 March).  Both of these days are filled with free events, games, craft and […] - Read more


Lottie’s Fear of Water: Review of Lottie and Walter by Anna Walker

Safe to say that any new book from Anna Walker is a treat. If you haven’t read the award winning, exquisitely illustrated Florette, or Go Go and the Silver Shoes, or, our favourite Mr Huff, then check them out in a bookshop or library. There’s a world of pleasure to be had in her detailed and dreamy, […] - Read more


Bookshop Treats

February 22, 2019

There are few things we love more than good books, food, and coffee – so you can imagine our excitement at having discovered Anna’s Shop Around The Corner, a Cronulla café-come-bookshop serving up addictive reads and delicious treats, all under the one roof. Anna Loder is passionate about books, and loves to share her passion […] - Read more


Scrumdiddlyumptious Competition: Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” -Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Did you always dream of winning a Golden Ticket to enter Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory to sample the Oompaloompa’s, fizzy lifting drink and all the scrumdiddlyumptious chocolate you can get your hands on? Well, we might have the next […] - Read more


New Cassandra Clare: Read an extract from The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu

  Start reading now We’re very excited to share with you an exclusive sneak peek at the new Cassandra Clare book coming to bookshops and libraries this April. Written by Cassandra Clare and award-winner Wesley Chu this is the first book in a new series that follows High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood as […] - Read more