StoryLinks is a children’s book review site supported by Book Links.
We believe that children’s literature plays an important part in shaping culture, expanding knowledge, increasing empathy and empowering children and we will review children’s books accordingly.
We aim to be champions for children’s literature, children’s authors and illustrators and hope to inspire children, families, librarians, teachers and anyone else to value story and this art form.
Our latest reviews are categorized under these broad headings:
Picture Books – can be any age but usually 3+
Board Books – Age 0 – 3
Emerging Readers – for children learning to read and developing confidence with books
Independent Readers – for confident practiced readers
Graphic Novels – stories presented in comic-strip format
Young Adult – for mature readers
Information Books – non fiction across a wide age range
Poetry – poetry books for children
Popular lists of recommended reading arranged under headings useful for both parents and teachers when looking for books on particular topics prepared by Dajo Finlayson.
A growing list of people who are significant in the world of children’s literature.
Every year StoryLinks runs two short story competitions, one in the beginning of the year for adult writers of children’s stories and one, in the second half of the year for young writers in grades 4,5 & 6.
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Mia Macrossan is a former CBCA children’s book of the year judge and currently judges children’s books for the Queensland Literary Awards and the Aurealis Awards, as well as the annual Brisbane City Council libraries Muir Shield award for best Book Week display. She founded the Last Tuesday Children’s Book Club for adults who love to read and discuss children’s books and reviews for Magpies, Reading Time, 4MBS Radio and of course, Story Links.
Yvonne Mes is a children’s author and illustrator. She has written several picture books including Meet Sidney Nolan Penguin Random House, Oliver’s Grumbles Yellow Brick Books, Honey for Bee, Kindergo and her story A Starry Christmas was animated by Electric Canvas and displayed on the Brisbane City Hall for two weeks in December, 2018. Yvonne coordinates Write Links, Story Links and is the President of non-profit organisation Book Links and a judge for the Ena Noel Award, International Board on Books for Young People.
For more information about submitting books for review, please read our review policy.