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Stella Montgomery Investigates: Review Wakestone Hall by Judith Rossell

October 23, 2018

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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What Powers Kids?

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