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Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee: Your Preview Verdict

October 24, 2018

Our fourth Preview title was Lenny’s Book of Everything – an outstanding novel about heartbreak and healing by award-winning author, Karen Foxlee. We’ve collected all of your Preview reviews to see what readers thought of the book, and the results are clear – this book touched the hearts of Preview reviewers all across Australia! People […] - Read more


Illustrator to Writer: Judith Rossell and Her Writing Journey

October 23, 2018

Fans of Stella Montgomery will be very pleased that Wakestone Hall has been released this month. Read about how author Judith Rossell started her writing and illustrating career and the books that inspired her as a child. Words | Judith Rossell When I was at school, I loved to draw. I drew in the margins […] - Read more


Mystery of the Missing Friend: Read an extract from Wakestone Hall by Judith Rossell

Start reading now Wakestone Hall is the eagerly awaited third book and conclusion to the Stella Montgomery series by bestselling author and illustrator Judith Rossell. Orphan Stella has been shuffled around from dreary The Majestic Hotel to overgrown Wormwood Mire and now has ended up at the grim boarding school Wakestone Hall. The Aunts who look […] - Read more


Stella Montgomery Investigates: Review Wakestone Hall by Judith Rossell

Wakestone Hall is the eagerly awaited third book and conclusion to the Stella Montgomery series by bestselling author and illustrator Judith Rossell. Orphan Stella has been shuffled around from the dreary Majestic Hotel to overgrown Wormwood Mire and now has ended up at the grim boarding school Wakestone Hall. The Aunts who look after Stella have […] - Read more


Scary Monsters, Evil Brussel Sprouts: Read an extract from The Unbelievably Scary Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls by Adam Cece

Start reading now  The Unbelievably Scary Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls by Adam Cece is the second instalment in the Huggabie Falls trilogy and as the title suggests is nothing short of spine-chilling. Fast friends Kipp, Tobias and Cymphony return in the sequel to The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls and once again […] - Read more

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Hair-Raising Tale: Review of The Unbelievably Scary Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls by Adam Cece

The Unbelievably Scary Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls by Adam Cece is the second instalment in the Huggabie Falls trilogy and as the title suggests is nothing short of spine-chilling. Fast friends Kipp, Tobias and Cymphony return in the sequel to The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls and once again find themselves in […] - Read more


Beloved YA Book Becomes a Movie

October 18, 2018

Attention all Judy Blume fans – news is in that Judy Blume has given the go ahead for a movie version of her iconic book  Are You There God It’s Me Margaret? Generally opposed to movies being made from her books, Judy Blume has previously limited permission to a TV movie version of Forever, and in 2012 Tiger […] - Read more


Classics, Humour, Adventure: Top 10 Audio Books for Kids

Every Monday we bring you the Weekly Top 10 bestselling children’s books but this time we’re revealing the Top 10 bestselling audio books from Bolinda audio for September. The list is a wonderful mix of classics, humour and a bit of adventure thrown in for good measure. Indulge yourself and the kids by listening to […] - Read more

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Finding the Positives: Dyslexia Awareness Month

  October is Dyslexia Awareness Month.  So, what does it mean to have dyslexia, and what can schools and families do to support students with dyslexia? Firstly the Australian Dyslexia Association explains that the word dyslexia comes from the Greek language and means difficulty with words. Individuals with dyslexia have trouble with aspects of reading, spelling and […] - Read more

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