This Is How We Change The Ending

by Vikki Wakefield reviewed by Margaret McKay-Lowndes This fifth novel from award-winning South Australian novelist Vikki Wakefield tells the story of anti-hero Nate McKee, a kid from the wrong side of the tracks,  as he journeys towards self-enlightenment and tries to escape from the seedy underbelly of his everyday life. Nate is 16, the son … Continue reading This Is How We Change The Ending

19 Love Songs

by David Levithan reviewed by Sarah Custance David Levithan is the author of Every Day, Someday, Two Boys Kissing, and the co-author of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist among other works. 19 Love Songs is a collection of short stories that arose from a tradition he started in high school of writing a story for … Continue reading 19 Love Songs

The Dog Runner

by Bren MacDibble reviewed by Mia Macrossan Bren MacDibble burst onto the children's literary world with her award- winning How To Bee, a heartwarming dystopian novel set in a world where bees are extinct. The Dog Runner, an exciting fast -paced thriller, is aimed at slightly older readers of 10+. The story is set in … Continue reading The Dog Runner

Snow

by Ondine Sherman reviewed by Sarah Custance ‘Snow’ is the second book in Sherman’s ‘Animal Allies’ series,  the first book is ‘Sky’ and the third, (coming out in 2020) is ‘Star’. Ondine is a life-long animal activist and the co-founder and MD of ‘Voiceless’, an animal protection institute. This book series focuses on raising teenage … Continue reading Snow

IBBY Australia Honour List books 2019

IBBY Australia proudly announces its selection of two books to be included in the biennial IBBY Honour List for 2020. One highlights Indigenous history and the environment, and the other, the experiences of a teenage asylum seeker. Every two years an advisory panel of three children’s literature experts makes the selection, and these outstanding books … Continue reading IBBY Australia Honour List books 2019