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Review: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Words take my breath
Begging me to slowly reread
Savor each story

This is the review after I read it the first time. 96 more words

Children's Literature

Bully on the Bus - Launch Pics & Activities

To see the amazing photos from the Bundaberg Library Launch of Bully on the Bus, click herehttp://katswhiskers.wordpress.com/kats-books/2014-release-bully-on-the-bus/bundaberg-library-launch.

To access the craft and poetry activities used at the Bundaberg Library Launch, click… 7 more words


Big City = Big News

On Thursday, 3rd July, my friend Ally, her two kids, and I, loaded into her little red car and made the long drive to… the city! 262 more words


Roses are blue by Sally Murphy : a beautifully moving verse novel for young readers @sallymurphy

Roses are blue
By Sally Murphy
Illustrated by Gabriel Evans

Walker books Australia
ISBN 9781922244376

I have always been a huge fan of verse novels. I love the visual aspect of the text on the page and the brevity of words which creates more impact connecting emotionally with the reader. 169 more words

Primary School

Novels in Verse: A Time to Dance and Caminar

I like novels in verse for lots of reasons, and one is the way that many good ones take readers into corners of our diverse world. 437 more words

Self-Doubt and Stunning Views

This morning, I’ve been feeling very relieved and thankful for the reviews that are starting to appear for ‘Bully on the Bus’.  I’ve also been thinking back on those moments of self-doubt as an author; when wondering if I was the only person who’d ‘get’ Leroy’s story, and if perhaps the heart and emotion invested, clouded my judgement. 186 more words


Alphabet Soup

10 year-old Joseph wrote a thoughtful review of ‘Bully on the Bus’ for Alphabet Soup. So I thought I’d write my response… with Alphabet Soup! Or the pasta, anyway. 59 more words