Review: Stone Girl, by Eleni Hale

Stone Girl, Eleni Hale, Penguin YA, 2018   A heartbreaking novel of raw survival and hope, and the children society likes to forget. A stunning and unforgettable debut YA novel for mature readers. An unspeakable event changes everything for Sophie. No more Mum, school or bed of her own. She’s made a ward of the READ MORE

#BookReview: Juno Jones Word Ninja by Kate Gordon

#junojoneswordninja #blogtour #booksontourpr #day3 Juno Jones Word Ninja #1, Kate Gordon (author), Sandy Flett (illus.), Yellow Brick Books, April 2019.   Blurb: A DISASTER HAS HAPPENED! Muttonbird Bay Primary might be closing. I mean, FOREVER. Juno Jones loves her school, but the Men in Suits want to close it down! And there’s only one thing READ MORE

Book Review: The Relic of the Blue Dragon by Rebecca Lim

The Relic of the Blue Dragon, Rebecca Lim, Allen and Unwin, 2018 When Harley Spark accidentally releases Qing, one of five dragon sisters, from the ancient vase she’s been trapped in for centuries, he is soon on a dangerous international mission with Qing to find and free her four sisters. Harley gave a little shiver READ MORE

#BookReview: Great Barrier Reef Rescue by Karen Tyrrell

#greatbarrierreefrescue #blogtour #booksontourpr #day2 Song Bird Superhero; Great Barrier Reef Rescue, Karen Tyrrell (author), Trevor Salter (illus.), Digital Future Press, May 2019. Blurb: Rosie aka Song Bird, Superhero must save the Great Barrier Reef. Something weird is happening on Green Turtle Island. Marine creatures have been dying, and now her friends are disappearing. Rosie travels READ MORE

Book Review: Once, by Kate Forsyth and Krista Brennan

Once, Kate Forsyth and Krista Brennan, Wombat Books, April 2019   From the publisher:   Once A long time ago My grandmother’s grandmother Travelled far, far across the seas Over the rim of the world to where the stars were new   Kate Forsyth tells tales of her ancestors’ lives in Australia in this beautifully READ MORE

Book Review: Colouroos by Anna McGregor

#colouroos #blogtour #booksontourpr #day3 Colouroos, Anna McGregor (author, illus.), Hachette Australia, Lothian Children’s Books, March 2019. Blurb: Deep in the heart of the Red Centre lived a mob of red kangaroos. During a long, hot drought, the thirsty roos went searching for water. When three different mobs of kangaroos come to the same waterhole, they READ MORE

Book Review: I Despair of My Hair by Ann-Marie Finn

I Despair of My Hair, Ann-Marie Finn, Yellow Brick Books, 2018 From the publisher: Do you know the feeling when you just can’t do ANYTHING with your hair, no matter how hard you try? Well Alice has that problem every day, but what can she do about it? At the end of the day is READ MORE

Book Review: Follow After Me by Allison Marlow Paterson

#followafterme #booksontourpr #bookcampaign Follow After Me, Allison Marlow Paterson, Big Sky Publishing, April 2019. Blurb: Two young women, a century apart, are mysteriously connected by a tiny key. Will they discover who they are and where their hearts belong? 2018 – Tired of being the perfect daughter, student and sister, Lizzie abandons old friends and READ MORE

Book Review: Make the Future! Hands-On Sustainability Lessons Series by Nansi Kunze

Make the Future! Hands-On Sustainability Lessons Series, Nansi Kunze, Hawker Brownlow Education, 2017-2018   From the Publisher: Can primary students really change the world? Yes, they can – and this book shows them how! Make the Future! Hands-On Sustainability Lessons for Years 1 & 2 is a cross-curriculum STEM resource that gives real meaning to the READ MORE

The Story Behind In the Shadow of an Elephant by Georgie Donaghey

Guest Post by Georgie Donaghey Georgie Donaghey is on the blog to generously share her touching and emotive story behind the heart-rending book, In the Shadow of an Elephant. This is a book of intense meaning, of beauty, life, earth-shattering loss and of an epic forge of bonding. These themes are all further amplified through READ MORE