Memories, Research & History

The Rebels of Mount Buffalo by Helen Edwards launches 11 October 2023

Can you believe it is nearly September? Spring is already here judging by the blossoms and birds. This morning there is a warmth in the air that tells me it won’t be long before the cold days of winter are a distant memory. Memories are funny things. They can be slippery and foggy and hard…

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Honey and the Valley of Horses by Wendy Orr

When you open a new book by award-winning author of Nim’s Island Wendy Orr, you can be assured of a fantastic ride, and her latest middle-grade novel, Honey and the Valley of Horses, walks, trots, canters and gallops towards the end, as it explores family, resilience, self-reliance, bravery and hope. I loved this book, for…

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The Gargoyle by Zana Fraillon & Ross Morgan

The Gargoyle Zana Fraillon, Ross Morgan

Zana Fraillon knows how to write a story filled with magic and wonder. She also knows how to expertly draw you into the worlds she creates, fully and wide-eyed, leaving you with a permanent imprint on your heart. Her latest book – The Gargoyle – with stunning illustrations by Ross Morgan, is a picture book…

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Saving Charli by Di Walker

Di Walker is not afraid to broach difficult themes in her middle-grade novels. I have read all three of her books and reviewed her last one Every Thing We Keep here. Di is able to access the teen voice with great skill, taking you inside the head and heart of her main characters, while at…

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Reading Pictures – Drawing Words: Database of Picture Books for Older Readers

The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc (NCACL) is an incredible collection of resources about Australian authors, illustrators, publishers and their creative works. The collection holds books, artwork, ephemera, authors’ papers and manuscripts, and author and illustrator research files. It forms a unique and special resource that is the keeper of Australian children’s stories.…

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The Rebels of Mount Buffalo by Helen Edwards

I am standing on the tops of mountains to announce the title of my debut historical fiction time-slip: DRUM ROLL PLEASE! THE REBELS OF MOUNT BUFFALO!! #RebelsofMountBuffalo I LOVE it so much! As well as featuring the setting of stunning Mount Buffalo, it plays on Guide Alice being a rebel of her time, and how…

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