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Poetry Friday - Book Week - An Idea

This week’s Poetry Friday post is a snippet from my current WIP, another verse novel for early readers – this one about friendships. On the surface it sounds sweet and light, but as with friendship it’s a balance of the good and bad. 218 more words


Joint Review: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Hardcover, 237 pages
Published March 18th 2014 by HMH Books for Young Readers


A simple basketball move
in which the player dribbles
the ball quickly…

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Verse Novel Review: A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 1st 2014 by Nancy Paulsen Books
Source: Library

“What are you doing, little one?” A priest
steadies my ladder. “You don’t have to climb ladders…

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A Voice on the Coast

The Sunshine Coast was grey and nippy-cool-windy, but the atmosphere was warm and welcoming for Voices on the Coast, organised by Immanuel Lutheran College and co-ordinated by the lovely (super-busy!) Kelly Dunham – with a willing support crew of volunteer adults and students … and family! 402 more words


Book launches: August 2015 VIC and WA

Two more book launches — if you live in Victoria or WA, mark these dates on your calendar!


Come along to the launch of… 199 more words

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Guest Post: Sarah Moon on "Verse Novels That Break Your Heart and Piece it Back Together Again"

Sarah Moon is the founder of Clear Eyes, Full Shelves, a blog and podcast. For the last four years, the site has hosted Verse Novel week, a celebration of all things verse novel.

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Verse Novel Review: Dust of Eden by Mariko Nagai

Hardcover, 121 pages
Published March 1st 2014 by Albert Whitman & Company
Source: Library

 Dust of Eden focalizes on Mina Tagawa who, along with her family and other Japanese Americans, is uprooted from her home and everything familiar and sent to internment camps in America following the bombing of Pearl Harbour by Japan during World War 2. 513 more words