Category Archives: Fiction

The Godwits – Bruce Pickworth

Bruce Pickworh and Lorraine Robertson have presented a thoughtful and thought-provoking visualisation of the plight of the migratory Bar-tailed Godwits due to habitat depletion. Harnessing dual perspectives through the voice of young Goa Wei living on the coast of China’s … Continue reading

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Bounce – YA Fiction series

The Bounce series features senior high-school basketball players at the top of their game. Each title stands alone with different teams and events. The protagonists grapple with challenges on and off the court including a school cheating scandal, suicide, inner-city … Continue reading

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The Atlas of Cursed Places – YA Fiction

A series of short, easy read stories aimed at teen readers with a high interest, supernatural plot revolving around evil places and events. These can only be solved when the teenagers locate the Atlas of Cursed Places to guide them … Continue reading

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CBCA 2016 Book Week Resources

I have just joined with the CBCA Tasmanian judge sharing our thoughts on the 2016 shortlist in a great session hosted by Eduwebinar – wonderful to hear about the judging process and share our thoughts on the fiction works in … Continue reading

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Art’s Supplies & Spare Dog Parts – laughter for the younger reader

Art’s Supplies, written and illustrated by Chris Tougas, is a delightful and very clever picture book that explores a range of art mediums – pastels, pencils, paints, crayons, brushes, ink, markers and more – to tell the tale of how … Continue reading

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New Fiction for Primary Readers

Forensics Squad: Unleashed by Monique Polak.┬áTabitha is thrilled to be attending a summer forensics camp, even if she has to go with her sort-of friend Mason. Soon she is learning to dust for fingerprints, photograph a crime scene and take … Continue reading

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Three – Justin D’Ath

Various launches around the traps this month for Justin D’Ath’s new stand alone thrilling adventure targeting the younger teen market. Three is about three characters whose lives are intertwined through the assassination of Sunday Balewo’s parents – the rulers of … Continue reading

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