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Skye McKenna on Woodwitch – the sequel to Hedgewitch

Skye McKenna on Woodwitch – the sequel to Hedgewitch

SKYE MCKENNA is the author of the 'Hedgewitch' series. As the second book in the series, Woodwitch, is released, Good Reading for Kids caught up with the author to find out what's next in store for Cassie Morgan.   ABOUT THE BOOK   Cassie, Rue and Tabitha's magical training will be put to the test as they venture deeper into the Hedge and race to find the faery treasure before it falls into the hands of the Erl ...

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Rachael King’s Adventurous Fantasy, ‘The Grimmelings’

Rachael King’s Adventurous Fantasy, ‘The Grimmelings’

In RACHAEL KING's new book, The Grimmerlings, she spins a spellbinding fantasy adventure about loyalty, ...
Gabriel Bergmoser on his new action-packed book

Gabriel Bergmoser on his new action-packed book

GABRIEL BERGMOSER is an award-winning Melbourne-based author and playwright. His latest book Andromache ...
It’s all Smoke & Mirrors with Barry Jonsberg

It’s all Smoke & Mirrors with Barry Jonsberg

Grace McKellon isn't a 'people person'. All she needs is her magic tricks and her wise-cracking ...

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Latest fiction reviews

Tumblagooda: The Story of a Strange Lost Thing by Suzanne Ingelbrecht

Tumblagooda: The Story of a Strange Lost Thing by Suzanne Ingelbrecht

In a small coastal town in Western Australia, 10-year-old George lives a peaceful life with Seamus (her Dad) until ...
Billy and the Giant Adventure by Jamie Oliver

Billy and the Giant Adventure by Jamie Oliver

Yes, it’s the famous chef, Jamie Oliver; and yes, there are recipes and  lots of food ideas. But more importantly, ...
The Perilous Promotion of Trilby Moffat by Kate Temple

The Perilous Promotion of Trilby Moffat by Kate Temple

The Perilous Promotion of Trilby Moffat is the second in the Trilby Moffat time-bending series. She’s almost 13 ...

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Wombats #2: Go to Wizard’s Wharf

Wombats #2: Go to Wizard’s Wharf

Albert and Pickles – a lovable yet unlikely pair of besties – return in the second instalment of Maddie Frost's ...
Licence to Rock: Jawsome 2

Licence to Rock: Jawsome 2

Non-stop adventure, gill-splitting laughs and several krillion fans... Jawsome is AWESOME. Finley, Hunter, ...
Lost: Uncover vanishing wonders

Lost: Uncover vanishing wonders

Lost covers diverse topics within one vibrantly illustrated book: nature, geology, astronomy, archaeology, and ...

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Sensational Australian Animals by Stephanie Owen Reeder

Sensational Australian Animals by Stephanie Owen Reeder

This book looks at 145 unique and wonderful Australian animals and helps us learn about them through sight, ...
The Beehive by Megan Daley

The Beehive by Megan Daley

Willow loves to go to school. She likes to get there early to check on the native stingless bees. They are her ...
Extraordinary Elephants by Tim Flannery & Emma Flannery

Extraordinary Elephants by Tim Flannery & Emma Flannery

Shhh! Do you spy a big animal with wrinkly grey skin and large floppy ears? Maybe you feel a trembling in the ...
Tumblagooda: The Story of a Strange Lost Thing by Suzanne Ingelbrecht

Tumblagooda: The Story of a Strange Lost Thing by Suzanne Ingelbrecht

Latest picture book reviews

The Beehive by Megan Daley

The Beehive by Megan Daley

Willow loves to go to school. She likes to get there early to check on the native stingless bees. They are her ...
The Knight with No Bottom by Levine van Teunenbroek

The Knight with No Bottom by Levine van Teunenbroek

Our brave knight is bereft. In a stoush with a dragon he has lost his bottom! How can he win the heart of his ...
Night Watch by Jodi Toering and Tannya Harricks

Night Watch by Jodi Toering and Tannya Harricks

Out in the bush the day is coming to a close and dusk is settling in. The sky is pink behind the gum tree ...

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Rebel Bicycle Club
Rebel Bicycle Club
A compelling headlong dash. Rich with comedy.
Eighth Grade vs. The Machines
Eighth Grade vs. The Machines
A goofy, fast-paced interstellar adventure. This is a delightful addition to library collections for middle ...
Hilda and the Laughing Merman
Hilda and the Laughing Merman
Based on the hit Netflix series, join Hilda - explorer, adventurer, avid sketchbook-keeper and friend to (almost!) ...
Feather
Feather
The Twitchers have one last mystery to solve – and this time it's a heist! The final unputdownable adventure in ...
How to Avoid Being Eaten By Sharks … and other advice
How to Avoid Being Eaten By Sharks … and other advice
A collection of hilarious, nonsensical, witty and mischievous subjects - the best (and worst) advice for growing ...
Beach Song
Beach Song
A beautiful, expressive story that celebrates a child's love of the beach from a bestselling author and co-founder ...
Licence to Rock: Jawsome 2
Licence to Rock: Jawsome 2
Non-stop adventure, gill-splitting laughs and several krillion fans... Jawsome is AWESOME. Finley, Hunter, ...
Your Brain Is a Lump of Goo
Your Brain Is a Lump of Goo
A funny exploration of the most mysterious organ in the human body from the bestselling and award-winning author ...

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Teachers’ resources

Look Me in the Eye

Leo and Ralph

Elsewhere Girls

The Lost Library

Extraordinary Elephants

Dusty in the Outwilds

Our Family Dragon: A Lunar New Year Story

When I Can Fly

Outlaw Girls

We Are Matildas

Activities for kids

Will You Be My Friend?: From the author of How Are You Feeling Today?

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Our Family Dragon: A Lunar New Year Story

When I Can Fly

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Chickensaurus

Stellarphant

Nedingar – Ancestors

Eddie Woo’s Wonderful World of STEM

Alice-Miranda and the Christmas Mystery