The Treasure Box by Margaret Wild and Freya Blackwood

“When the enemy bombed the library, everything burned.” From the very first page, it is clear this is no ordinary picture book. This is really no surprise coming from Margaret Wild, whose prolific writing career features a sizable supply of heavy-going topics, ranging...

Liquid Nitrogen by Jennifer Maiden

Developed from the ‘parallel’ poems of earlier collections – Friendly Fires (2005) and Pirate Rain (2010) – Jennifer Maiden presents her latest collection of poetry, Liquid Nitrogen. Liquid Nitrogen bends history, folds it on itself in pursuit of life-changing...

Book reviews by children from Henty Public School

Keen young bookworms from Kinder to Year 4 at Henty Public School tell it like it is in their reviews on these new picture books.     [Kinder and Year 1]  Wombat Went A’ Racing By Lachlan Creagh  Kinder and Year 1 loved reading about all the bush animals at...

Talking Writing Wrap Up: Monsters & Baddies

For those of you who missed our Talking Writing evening on ‘Monsters and Baddies in Kids and YA Fiction’ with writer Matt Finch, author Kate Forsyth and Masters student Nyssa Harness, who studies zombies, here’s a recap from our intern, Jessica Sanford....