Author captures the essence of the ANZAC legend

Jane Fagan | 30 October 2015
A piece of Australian history comes alive.

Famous illustrator highlights courage of WWI soldiers

Jane Fagan | 16 September 2015
A slice of Australian history

No pet is more loyal than a dog

Jennifer Minicus | 22 April 2015
Two picture books sure to please canine lovers.

A story that needs to be told

Jane Fagan | 07 February 2014
A rare account of a boy on Schindler's List.

39 Clues

Clare Cannon | 07 October 2010
An engaging and fast-paced read for boys and girls, even very reluctant readers.

Reading Matters is MercatorNet’s blog about children’s literature. Our goal is to enable parents and educators to find quality books for young people. For an explanation of our evaluation system, click here. We welcome reader input and new reviewers. We love comments on the book reviews. Write to us at jennifer.minicus@mercatornet.com.

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