Friendship


Science fair projects stump students

Jennifer Minicus | 21 March 2014
Anna and her friends find a practical use for their research.

Squirrel caught in vacuum survives

Jennifer Minicus | 05 January 2014
Newbery winner Kate DiCamillo reveals a lighter side.

A story that touched millions

Jane Fagan | 31 December 2013
Not your typical inspirational story.

Engaging characters bring this story to life

Tim Golden | 15 November 2013
Three youngsters help each other in their overlapping problems.

Al Capone wields power from inside Alcatraz

Jennifer Minicus | 13 October 2013
Life on Alcatraz is no picnic.

Romance in teen fiction

Clare Cannon | 30 July 2013
There’s nothing quite like a good romance. But what makes a literary romance ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for teens?

A book that builds character

Kathleen Pacious | 21 July 2013
A well-told, gentle and beautiful story that traces growth to maturity.

Not quite Harry

Clare Cannon | 09 July 2013
I had thought this series might have the broad appeal of the Potter books...

Inside a male brain

Clare Cannon | 02 July 2013
Shusterman's account seems about right to me.

The Only Author to Win Both a Newbery and Newbery Honor in the Same Year

Jennifer Minicus | 24 June 2013
An off-beat story about friendship, loyalty and respect.

Books of innocence and experience

Clare Cannon | 13 June 2013
Why are so many adults reading young adult literature? It used to be the other way around.

The Gift of Disability

Clare Cannon | 31 May 2013
If only we could see, as this author does, with the eyes of the heart.

One for the boys

Clare Cannon | 24 May 2013
Friendship, growing up, danger, peer pressure, Shakespeare, humour, remorse… and the meaning of life.

Up on Cloud Nine

Tim Golden | 22 April 2013
A story about unstinting love.

Historical Fiction for Teens

Clare Cannon | 09 April 2013
A series that puts heart into history.

This Author Should Be Compulsory Reading

Clare Cannon | 28 March 2013
Not just this one, but all of Spinelli's entertaining books should be compulsory character-development reading.

Book Reviews

A Book That Has It All

Clare Cannon | 19 March 2013
Historical Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Family, Music, Art, Culture...

Book Reviews

Need a Laugh?

Clare Cannon | 11 March 2013
This is the funniest, cleverest, most entertaining story I've read in ages. Keep the tissues handy, because it will have you crying with laughter.

The Swallows and the Amazons Series

Tim Golden | 07 March 2013
Three families of children enjoy themselves outdoors.

Bright Island

Jennifer Minicus | 11 February 2013
A coming of age story for young teen girls.

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