Lenny’s Book of Everything

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 Reading List

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.

Fairytales for Feisty Girls

by Susannah McFarlane featuring artwork from  four  Australian illustrators: Beth Norling, Claire Robertson, Lucinda Gifford and Sher Rill Ng reviewed by Sue Wright The success of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Cavallari and Favilli triggered a welcome focus on stories which increase the visibility of women and girls from across history. Fairytales for Feisty Girls by Susannah McFarlane … Continue reading Fairytales for Feisty Girls

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree

A nature poem for every day of the year Poems selected by Fiona Waters Illustrations by Frann Preston-Gannon Reviewed by Mia Macrossan Every now and then a book comes along that takes your breath away because it is so gorgeous, that makes you thrill to turn every page because every page is a delight, that … Continue reading I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree

Fairy Tales Retold Reading Lists – New!

Two new lists of recommended reading for young people have been added to theStoryLinks Resources page -  Fairy Tales Retold: Selected titles for Older Readers - mainly suitable for readers in Years 10, 11 and 12 and Fairy Tales Retold for Younger Readers - mainly suitable for readers in Years 7, 8 and 9. The … Continue reading Fairy Tales Retold Reading Lists – New!

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

Bush and Beyond: Stories from Country

by Tjalaminu Mia,  Jessica Lister, Cheryl Kickett-Tucker and Jaylon Tucker illustrated by Tracey Gibbs reviewed by Danielle Freeland This is the collaborative work of the four indigenous authors and forms part of the Waarda series of Indigenous stories. The four stories within the book give a rich account of family ties and life in the bush. The gentle … Continue reading Bush and Beyond: Stories from Country