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What Powers Kids?

October 18, 2018

We are thrilled to reveal that The Children’s Book Council of Australia has announced the theme for Children’s Book Week 2019: ‘Reading is my secret power.’ Each year across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together to celebrate CBCA Book Week. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children’s […] - Read more

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Calling All David Walliams Fans

October 17, 2018

  David Walliams fans will be beside themselves with excitement with HarperCollins Children’s Books today announcing that the eleventh novel from the multi-million- copy bestselling author will be called The Ice Monster, and in book shops on November 6. The Ice Monster is the perfect winter’s tale, inviting readers to journey back to Victorian London in […] - Read more


Celebrating Difference: Read an extract from Wide Big World by Maxine Beneba-Clarke, Illustrated by Isobel Knowles

October 16, 2018

Start reading now ‘On Tuesday at kinder under the mulberry tree, Izzy Jones stared over at me. ‘You’re brown, Belle!’ she said, her eyes big-saucer-wide. I said ‘Yeah, I am, and I flashed her a smile.’ Wide Big World, by award-winning author Maxine Beneba-Clarke, examines and then celebrates difference in all its many and varied forms. […] - Read more


Making A Difference: Review of Wide Big World by Maxine Beneba Clarke, Illustrated by Isobel Knowles

‘On Tuesday at kinder under the mulberry tree, Izzy Jones stared over at me. ‘You’re brown, Belle!’ she said, her eyes big-saucer-wide. I said ‘Yeah, I am, and I flashed her a smile.’ Wide Big World, by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, examines and then celebrates difference in all its many and varied forms. Throughout the […] - Read more


A Girl’s Point of View: Read an extract from Dork Diaries #13 Birthday Drama by Rachel Renee Russell

Start reading now  Some incredibly exciting news for 10+ readers: the thirteenth and latest book in the wildly popular Dork Diaries series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Renee Russell, is here! The premise of these books may seem simple – a teen girl dealing with friendships, frenemies, parents, some bullying and the odd […] - Read more


Teen Birthday Party Drama: Review of Dork Diaries #13 Birthday Drama! by Rachel Renee Russell

Some incredibly exciting news for 10+ readers: the thirteenth and latest book in the wildly popular Dork Diaries series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Renee Russell, is here! The premise of these books may seem simple – a teen girl dealing with friendships, frenemies, parents, some bullying and the odd crush – however […] - Read more


Max Takes On the World: Read an Extract from Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

October 9, 2018

Start reading now ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’ Albert Einstein Nothing promises more excitement for little science and adventure lovers than the combination of Albert Einstein and the world’s #1 bestselling author James Patterson. Max Einsteinis a twelve-year-old orphan who is brilliant, resourceful, inspired and innovative. Hacking into the computer system at NYU in […] - Read more


Brilliant Girl Heroine: Review Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’ Albert Einstein Nothing promises more excitement for little science and adventure lovers than the combination of Albert Einstein and the world’s #1 bestselling author James Patterson. Max Einstein is a twelve-year-old orphan who is brilliant, resourceful, inspired and innovative. Hacking into the computer system at NYU in order to […] - Read more


Finding My Own Way Home: Q&A With Author Kate DiCamillo

  On the release of her new book Louisiana’s Way Home, Kate DiCamillo reveals why she returned to the story of Louisiana, the difficulties of writing in the first person and why she is drawn to small towns. What about Louisiana’s character or voice called you back into her world?   Louisiana is one of […] - Read more