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Favourite Fictional Pets

August 8, 2019

Booklovers are quite often pet lovers – there is a natural connection between the two. And if you don’t agree with that, you clearly don’t have a pet. There’s nothing more wonderful than curling up with your pet, a book in one hand and a pat with the other. While they might not read the […] - Read more


Meet your favourite authors: Brisbane Writer’s Festival

  If you’re wanting to inspire your junior or teen reader, then taking them along to one of the many writer’s festivals that are held throughout the year is a great way to do this. Not only are they exposed to a wide range of possible new reads, craft, music and performance they also get […] - Read more


Fun, Quirky and Imaginative: Review of Toffle Towers

August 6, 2019

‘Beneath the blond curls and behind the chocolate-brown eyes worked the brain of a genius.’ We’re very excited to report that author Tim Harris has a brand-new series out this month. Toffle Towers: Fully Booked introduces readers to 10-year-old Chegwin Toffle, a daydreamer of the most advanced kind who out of the blue inherits an entire […] - Read more


What would you risk to save a life?: Extract from Detention

August 2, 2019

Start reading now Sima, a young refugee from Afghanistan, has been living in a detention centre in Australia, waiting to find out if she will be able to stay and start a new life or be sent back home to a place where she isn’t safe. When a protester cuts the wire fence surrounding the […] - Read more


Junior Book Clubs

August 1, 2019

  It might be a case of popcorn and cupcakes rather than cheese and wine, but children’s book clubs are still about the same thing – getting together with friends to have fun and talk about your favourite reads. You may have noticed that your local independent bookshop or library has a Kids Book Club […] - Read more


My Year of Reading Children’s Books

If you have children in your life then it’s likely that you’ve recently read a children’s book with them – bedtime story, school readers, maybe they are even part of a junior book club and you’ve read the chosen book together. We all know that reading aloud to your child is important and that we […] - Read more

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Kids Big Day Out: Byron Writers Festival

  If you know a little booklover and you’re a Byron Bay local then this Sunday take them along to Byron Writer’s Festivals ‘Kids Big Day Out’. Kicking things off at 8.30am are the Spaghetti Circus roving performers followed by an action-packed day of storytelling, author talks, illustrators sharing their tips and lots more. There […] - Read more


Powerful Human Story: Review of Detention

July 31, 2019

Sima, a young refugee from Afghanistan, has been living in a detention centre in Australia, waiting to find out if she will be able to stay and start a new life or be sent back home to a place where she isn’t safe. When a protester cuts the wire fence surrounding the centre, Sima, her […] - Read more


Authors Read For You

July 30, 2019

There’s nothing like a book you loved as a child to bring back sweet memories and to inspire you to dream again! Now you can do more than just read it, you can listen to the author read their stories to you! Do you remember when mum or dad read you an Australian classic or […] - Read more