December 2, 2015

Diversity is a hot topic in young adult book titles set for release in Australia in 2016.

Publishers travelled from all over the country to Melbourne last night, spruiking their upcoming releases with the five-minute time limit strictly enforced by the tambourine of doo...

January 30, 2014

That's what I feel like at the moment, as I type, arms outstretched, neck stiff, eyes staring forward.
 

The neck brace I'll be wearing for the next five weeks has robbed me of peripheral vision, and also the ability to look down easily. I eat with the plate pushed half...

December 10, 2013

What's your favourite Christmas book?

When I was a child there were few stories that weren’t set in the white, snow-covered Northern Hemisphere. Nowadays Australian Christmas stories are everywhere, but I don’t mind traditional tales – all that snow has a cooling effect...

December 3, 2013

Our public library is the hub of our small but growing town, and it so much more than a place to borrow books.

Students from the nearby primary school use it daily. Residents awaiting internet connection to their new homes use the free internet to pay bills, check email...

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