StoryLinks Short Story Competition !

StoryLinks 2018 Short Story Competition To all children's authors You are invited to enter the StoryLinks 2018 Short Story Competition The short story (maximum of 1000 words) must be for children but written by someone over 18 years old. Due date for entries is October 31, 2018. Send all entries c/o Mia Macrossan storylinksau@gmail.com The winner … Continue reading StoryLinks Short Story Competition !

The Land of Neverendings

Written by Kate Saunders  Kate Saunders is a full-time author and journalist in London who writes for children and adults. She won the Costa Children’s Book Award for Five Children on the Western Front. Reviewed by Renee Hills Imagination makes the world go round is the subtitle to this middle grade blend of fact and … Continue reading The Land of Neverendings

StoryLinks Interviews Cherri Ryan

by Mia Macrossan Cherri Ryan's first picture book Spirit was published recently. Magnificently illustrated by Christina Booth it is the story of a little girl who builds a sail boat and calls it Spirit. She takes it for a trial in the garden pond. Spirit does well and that night the girl dreams of sailing … Continue reading StoryLinks Interviews Cherri Ryan

The Dream Bird

Written by Aleesah Darlison Illustrated by Emma Middleton Reviewed by Sandy Driessens George is a little boy who plays all day but at night, struggles to go to sleep. Though the other members of his family make helpful suggestions, it is Gran who shares a bedtime story that soothes him off to sleep. The title … Continue reading The Dream Bird

The Best Medicine

Written by Christine Hamill Reviewed by Lyn Halliday In her first book for children, Christine Hamill demonstrates her exceptional skill at handling delicate subject matter in the most hilarious way — one that will appeal to any middle-grade audience. The Best Medicine won the UK’s 2017 Laugh Out Loud Book Awards for 9 to 13 … Continue reading The Best Medicine

Talk Under Water

Written by Kathryn Lomer Reviewed by Rebecca Sheraton Kathryn Lomer’s third young adult novel, Talk Under Water is a stunning coming-of-age story with a unique twist. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Tasmania, the story is told in dual narratives of Will Lane and Summer Rainbird. Will and Summer meet online through Facebook and both … Continue reading Talk Under Water

Rainbow Pups!

Written and illustrated by Sophie Beer Reviewed by Inda Ahmad Zabri Rainbow Pups! is a board book aimed at infants and toddlers learning their colours. It features attractive digital illustrations of how three puppies meet and play together, accompanied by colour strip along the bottom of each spread. Starting with a black puppy in a … Continue reading Rainbow Pups!