recommended


It's a dog's life

Tim Golden | 18 Apr 2014
written for ages 9-12 | recommended
A curious mixture of fantasy and human reality.


Books make bedtime easier

Jennifer Minicus | 15 Apr 2014
written for ages 2-7 | recommended
Another of Jerry Pinkney's delightful picture books.


Britain bans use of technology

Tim Golden | 11 Apr 2014
written for ages 11-14 | recommended
Will they survive?


Happy as a pig in mud

Jane Fagan | 4 Apr 2014
written for ages 7-10 | recommended
Anyone who has owned a pig knows this amusing animal lends itself to a story or two.


A book that became a TV series

Tim Golden | 30 Mar 2014
written for ages 9-12 | recommended
Who is George's real father?


Science fair projects stump students

Jennifer Minicus | 21 Mar 2014
written for ages 7-10 | recommended
Anna and her friends find a practical use for their research.


When should a child be told he is adopted?

Jennifer Minicus | 25 Feb 2014
written for ages 9-12 | recommended
Separated at birth, Jack and Jake have a bone to pick with their parents.


Book Reviews

How much do you value books?

Jane Fagan | 21 Feb 2014
written for ages 7-10 | recommended
An award-winning author; a "rising star" illustrator


Unwanted children sold as slaves

Tim Golden | 18 Feb 2014
written for ages 13-16 | recommended
The plight of illegitimate children in 17th-century England was bleak.


Royal family disappears

Jennifer Minicus | 1 Feb 2014
written for ages 9-12 | recommended
Only a magical castle can find them.


Overscheduled children and overtired parents

Jane Fagan | 25 Jan 2014
written for ages 2-7 | recommended
A picture book that highlights family time.


How big is your treehouse?

Jane Fagan | 14 Jan 2014
written for ages 9-12 | recommended
Creativity trumps TV


Is there truth behind this legend?

Jennifer Minicus | 10 Jan 2014
written for ages 9-12 | recommended
A possible origin of the Hungarian people.


Squirrel caught in vacuum survives

Jennifer Minicus | 5 Jan 2014
written for ages 9-12 | recommended
Newbery winner Kate DiCamillo reveals a lighter side.


Family feud

Tim Golden | 4 Jan 2014
written for ages 9-12 | recommended
Copper has never met her family.


Deathbed confession leads to mystery

Tim Golden | 20 Dec 2013
written for ages 13-16 | recommended
Brother Cadfael is on the case.


Book Reviews

Have you ever watched the stars with your child?

Jane Fagan | 16 Dec 2013
written for ages 2-7 | recommended
Children love to count them and watch for a falling star...


Book Reviews

Do children still use their imagination?

Jane Fagan | 16 Dec 2013
written for ages 2-7 | recommended
An Australian Children's Book Council winner.


Book Reviews

The Good Reading Guide's favourite books of 2013

Clare Cannon | 10 Dec 2013
written for all ages | recommended
From side-splitting humour to enwisened coming of age, these books published in 2013 are certainly worth a reader's time.


Engaging characters bring this story to life

Tim Golden | 15 Nov 2013
written for ages 9-12 | recommended
Three youngsters help each other in their overlapping problems.

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