Environmental Reading List now available

Check out all the fabulous titles in our new Environmental Fiction list, a selection for readers in years 5 - 9, prepared by teacher librarian Dajo Finlayson. There are many new and familiar resources here for you to use as a starting point for researching this important and timely topic. This list is a beginning. … Continue reading Environmental Reading List now available

Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords #2 Amelia Fang series

Written and  illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson Reviewed by Sandy Driessens Meet Amelia Fang, a sparky little vampire in a dark and gloomy world … or is it? With a spider, webs and a smiling Amelia Fang in scratchy black cartoons , the cover artwork announces this story as a bit scary, but it is … Continue reading Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords #2 Amelia Fang series

Reading about Body Image

Children and young adults continue to be concerned about body image and there are many fiction and non-fiction titles written with this audience in mind. StoryLinks has created a list of suitable resources which are a starting point for anyone wanting to read in or research this topic. Reading about Body Image is now listed … Continue reading Reading about Body Image

Mr Pegg’s Post

Written and illustrated by Elena Topouzoglou Reviewed by Luise Manning Anna is an only child who lives with her parents in a lighthouse on a tiny island off the Mediterranean coast. Whilst living in a lighthouse might sound exciting, it wasn’t.  Anna was lonely and the only visitor was Mr Pegg the Pelican postman.  Anna … Continue reading Mr Pegg’s Post

Amelia Westlake

written by Erin Gough reviewed by Tyrion Perkins One of the best books I’ve read this year. I jumped at the chance to review Erin Gough’s second novel after enjoying The Flywheel. In that, the character spent most of her time working in a cafe, avoiding school, but in Amelia Westlake, nearly all the action … Continue reading Amelia Westlake

Brindabella

Written by Ursula Dubosarsky Illustrated by Andrew Joyner  Reviewed by Zewlan Moor  Brindabella is a gentle story about friendship, death, loneliness and the harsh realities of the bush. It is thematically reminiscent of Fox by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks, also from Allen and Unwin. Like Fox, Brindabella is bound to be a classic.  Pender … Continue reading Brindabella

StoryLinks interviews Kerry Neary

Kerry Neary is a retired teacher librarian with 35 years' teaching experience, 19 of which were spent as a teacher librarian in Queensland Government secondary schools. He is a life member of the Children's Book Council of Australia. He regularly reviews children's picture books on the community radio station 4MBS. He has been a judge … Continue reading StoryLinks interviews Kerry Neary