Steven Herrick's Caboolture

Steven Herrick, Caboolture (Five Islands Press 1990)

Steven Herrick has written a number of terrific verse novels for young readers, most recently Bleakboy and Hunter Stand Out in the Rain… 535 more words

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What is children's literature?

Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down. . . . Some writers for children deliberately avoid using words they think a child doesn’t know. 1,255 more words

Young Adult Books

Adorable Zombie Story for the Ankle-Biters

Check out the little adorable book that’s been making a splash at the San-Diego Comic Con: Jack and the Zombie Attack! This cute little book was written by Chris and Amy Hernandez for their son, Jack. 24 more words

Zombies

Comfort reading: what's your guilty pleasure?

I’m sure we’re all familiar with comfort reading and its heart-warming qualities. It’s a bookworms’ equivalent to settling down with a nice cup of tea and switching on your favourite television programme; your guilty pleasure when you know you have a million other things you… 436 more words

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Dog Days of School

Dog Days of School written by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by Braian Biggs (2014)

Charlie is tired of going to school. One night he sees a star and wishes he was a dog…  And in the morning, he realized his wish came true! 267 more words

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Interrupting Chicken

Interrupting Chicken written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein (2010)

Papa only agrees to read Little Chicken a story if he doesn’t interrupt. But that seems impossible, with every story Papa reads, Little Chicken interrupts at a critical point. 248 more words

Picture Book Reviews

Marilla Cuthbert Was A Creepy Church Hag : C+S Book Club

If you’re Canadian, imaginative, bookwormish, or red-headed, chances are at some point you read and loved Anne of Green Gables. Published in 1908, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s story is a timeless tale of orphans and family and imagination and screwing up your hair and dreams and getting your friend drunk by accident and Canada and Canadians and will they/won’t they romance and child-buying. 1,467 more words

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