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Discovering the Lost Girls: Read an extract from Fish out of Water

September 17, 2019

  Start reading now First up, to maintain integrity, you need to know that the author of the book I’m reviewing this week is Better Reading’s very own Jane Tara. For those of you who also follow the adult page, Jane writes lifestyle pieces and often hosts the What Are You Reading Facebook Live segment. […] - Read more


A jam-packed event to exhilarate young readers: Kids Book Fest

On Saturday October 12, Yarra Libraries and The Little Bookroom will take over the Fitzroy Town Hall’s Grand Ballroom to celebrate the magic of storytelling! Last year The Little Bookroom held the first Kids Book Fest and it was a resounding success. This October they are back with another jam-packed event to exhilarate young readers […] - Read more


A profound inner journey: Review of The Lost Girls #2 Off the Map

First up, to maintain integrity, you need to know that the author of the book I’m reviewing this week is Better Reading’s very own Jane Tara. For those of you who also follow the adult page, Jane writes lifestyle pieces and often hosts the What Are You Reading Facebook Live segment. She’s also an author, […] - Read more


Sharing the travel experience with young people

In September 2013, Julia Zimmermann and Franz Neyer published a paper called, “Do we become a different person when hitting the road? Personality development of sojourners”. Study participants fell into two groups: longer-term travellers and non-travellers. All participants were tested for, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness and Emotional Stability. Participants who then spent time […] - Read more


A journey of self-discovery: Review of The Lost Girls #1 Fish Out of Water

  First up, to maintain integrity, you need to know that the author of the book I’m reviewing this week is Better Reading’s very own Jane Tara. For those of you who also follow the adult page, Jane writes lifestyle pieces and often hosts the What Are You Reading Facebook Live segment. She’s also an […] - Read more


Time for the Sidekicks to Shine: Read an extract from Super Sidekicks: Ocean’s Revenge

September 13, 2019

Start reading now Earlier this year we were introduced to the Super Sidekicks in Super Sidekicks: No Adults Allowed, the first book of a graphic novel series about Junior Justice, Flygirl, Dinomite and Goo. Originally offsiders to grown-ups Captain Perfect, Rampagin Rita and Blast Radius. If you haven’t yet had a chance to check it […] - Read more


Super Sidekicks, seriously good fun: Review of Super Sidekicks #2 Ocean’s Revenge

September 10, 2019

Earlier this year we were introduced to the Super Sidekicks in Super Sidekicks: No Adults Allowed, the first book of a graphic novel series about Junior Justice, Flygirl, Dinomite and Goo. Originally offsiders to grown-ups Captain Perfect, Rampagin Rita and Blast Radius. If you haven’t yet had a chance to check it out you can […] - Read more


Superheroes with an important message: Q&A with Gavin Aung Than

Congratulations on the release of Super Sidekicks 2: Ocean’s Revenge. What would you like to tell little readers about this new book and the Super Sidekicks series? Thank you! Sure, Super Sidekicks is a fun action comic series about a group of sidekicks who are sick of being bossed around by their adult superhero partners and […] - Read more


A Taste for Adventure: Read an extract from Atticus Van Tasticus

September 5, 2019

Start reading now Who hasn’t fantasised about becoming a pirate and sailing the seven seas, plundering ships for gold and finding a treasure map?  If this is your little readers deepest desire then they will enjoy living the dream through a new character on the block – Atticus Van Tasticus! Created by Andrew Daddo and […] - Read more