Category Archives: Fiction

Tokens and Omens – Jeri Baird

Wow! – What a fantastic teen read in this first title in a trilogy being written by Jeri Baird. Set in Puck’s Gulch, in a country that aimed (but failed) to have all tribes equal, the 16 year-olds in the … Continue reading

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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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