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Ali Cobby Eckermann, Ruby Moonlight (Review)

Ali Cobby Eckermann has been on my radar for a while, so when Lisa announced her 2016 Indigenous Literature Week, I decided Eckermann’s verse novel… 924 more words

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Verse Novels: What Bears Repeating

Picking flowers for the bud vase, I remind myself, “Not too much.”

It’s a good way to start a morning of writing poetry, though teaching a… 465 more words

Socks and Verse Novels

The local strawberries are so very sweet, and buying at a stand this morning, the kind woman gave me some extras, washed, so I could taste in the car. 390 more words

Freakboy: This Verse Novel Makes Important Waves

Goodreads Rating: 3.96 Stars
431 Pages
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Publishing
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2013
Get a copy here!

From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy.

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A Week of Words

I love sharing the love of words and story with kids. I’m often amazed by their articulation, and deeply moved by their observations. It’s exciting to see them stretching themselves and trying new things in their own wordplay. 370 more words


Australian Stories Threatened

It seems like it wasn’t that long ago, we were fighting to protect Australian stories, and our vibrant Australian publishing industry… and yet here we are again! 232 more words


Bossy Words

This year I’ve been back on class. And the planning, marking and soon-to-come reporting, has been a concern. I can’t seem to write creatively, with such big thinks hanging over my head. 454 more words