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

100 Ways to Fly

by Michelle Taylor reviewed by Maria Parenti-Baldey 100 Ways to Fly is a collection of easy paced relatable poems which allows you to fly through your day with a light heart. Selecting a poem is easy with seven catchy headings in the contents table including Great Balls of Poetry, The Time of our Lives, and … Continue reading 100 Ways to Fly

This Is Home: Essential Australian Poems For Children

selected by Jackie French illustrated by Tania McCartney reviewed by Mia Macrossan This  beautifully produced book aims to to introduce young readers to the pleasures of poetry and to 'represent as many threads of our diverse past and culture as possible'. That is a huge task to accomplish in 159 pages. The selection includes some … Continue reading This Is Home: Essential Australian Poems For Children