Choosing the best books from a year is always difficult as it is impossible to keep the list short. I have cheated a little and chosen favourite authors who have produced work that has given so much pleasure to so many people this year. Long may they write! 1. JACLYN MORIARTY The two tales … Continue reading Best Children’s Books I read in 2018: from Mia Macrossan
Dimity Powell is a children's author who recently published At the End of Holyrood Lane. This is super hard btw but here are my attempts at narrowing things down – not something that I’m naturally good at! (You’ll note, I’ve blatantly ignored the rule of three concept, apologies) Non-Fiction: Real Food Kids Will Love by Annabel Karmel – there’s … Continue reading Best children’s books I read in 2018: from Dimity Powell
StoryLinks asked authors, reviewers and people involved in the children's literature world for their three favourites from 2018. This selection is from Jenny Stubbs, the President of Book Links. Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee. This beautifully written story of Lenny and her gentle giant of a brother will leave you in tears, but … Continue reading Best children’s books I read in 2018: from Jenny Stubbs
Debbie spoke to Mia Macrossan about her writing life. Why do write children's stories? Do you write any other kinds of stories? What kind of stories do you write - do you write for a particular age group or do you write for everyone? When did you start writing? Since I was very young, around … Continue reading StoryLinks interviews Debbie Smith, winner of the 2018 StoryLinks Short Story Competition
Tuck Shop Takeover by Combat Dad By Debbie Smith “The school is looking for tuck shop ladies, I mean helpers. Maybe you should sign up?” Mum tells Dad. “Shesh!” I blurt. Mum and Dad both turn to look at me. “What?” Mum shrugs her shoulders and gives me the glare; the glare that means … Continue reading Read winning story of 2018 StoryLinks Short Story Competition
by Karen Foxlee reviewed by Mia Macrossan Karen Foxlee says that story writing is about creating a world, breathing characters to life and enticing readers on a journey’. In LENNY’S BOOK OF EVERYTHING, her new book for younger readers she has succeeded in creating an instant classic. This book is so vivid and immersive, so … Continue reading Lenny’s Book of Everything
Animal rights is a perennial topic studied in schools throughout Australia. Teacher Librarian Dajo Finlayson has prepared a reading list of novels that will provide a sound basis for developing awareness of this always current always relevant subject. Now available here.