New Reading List – Verse Novels

Verse novels have seen a resurgence in the last couple of years with several new writers choosing to write in verse and winning awards and prizes for their work. While previously novels written in verse were perhaps for a niche readership Sharon Kernot's The Art of Taxidermy, Sarah Crossan's Toffee and Elizabeth Acevedo's The Poet … Continue reading New Reading List – Verse Novels

New Reading List: Bushfires, Droughts & Floods

This has been a tough time for many people in Australia and children will be asking questions and looking for explanations. Here are some fiction titles that will help parents and teachers talk to children about what has happened. The list covers three major disasters that occur with distressing frequency in our country - bushfires, … Continue reading New Reading List: Bushfires, Droughts & Floods

Christmas Books Reading List

Yes, it is that time of year again. If you are thinking of starting a collection of Christmas books or just looking to add some gems to your collection here are some tried and true favourites, ranging over the humourous, the quirky, the Australian experience, the traditional and the sublimely beautiful. Have a look at … Continue reading Christmas Books Reading List

A Flight of Dragons

What is the collective term for a lot of dragons? Apparently terms used include : a flight of dragons; a weyr of dragons; a school of dragons; or a wing of dragons. The term 'weyr' comes from Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders series set in the fictional world of Pern. At StoryLinks we have been busy collecting … Continue reading A Flight of Dragons

Dragons in Picture Books

Our latest reading list is all about dragons - the fierce, the bold, the beautiful and also the hungry, the accident-prone, the sleepy, and the short-tempered. Here is a delightful introduction to the world of dragons for the very young - ages 0 to 6. This list is just a brief introduction to  dragons. There … Continue reading Dragons in Picture Books

Things that go bump in the night – novels to thrill you to death

  Vampires, Werewolves & Zombies Our latest list of annotated resources is a compilation of some of the most famous horror stories ever written for young people. It includes famous titles such as Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and Stephenie Meyers' The Twilight Saga as well as  unknown treasures. We have chosen from British, American … Continue reading Things that go bump in the night – novels to thrill you to death

Love and Romance for Valentine’s Day 2019

People have many different ways of celebrating Valentine's Day but we think there is no better way to celebrate than to read a great love story. Love stories can be tender, heartbreaking, funny, even tragic but they all engage the reader in that perennial question 'Will they get together? Finding out how two lovers get … Continue reading Love and Romance for Valentine’s Day 2019