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#MoP16 Poetry Friday Update

Poetry Friday is here again. Well – it is in American-time, anyway. But I’m running late in Australia. Thank-you to Keri at Keri Recommends
 for collating the round-up this week. 393 more words


Review: The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle

Hardcover, 182 pages
Published March 19th 2013 by HMH Books for Young Readers
Source: Publisher

“I envy the trees that grow at crossroads. They are never forced to decide which way to go…”

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On Track - NZ Listener List

How lovely to hear that On Track made the  New Zealand Listener’s 50 Best Books for Kids for 2015. On Track was one of seven Junior Fiction books to make the list, compiled by Ann Packer.


Bully on the Bus Class Activities

Last week I visited a Year 4 class that’s studying Bully on the Bus as their class novel. They’d only recently started, but I was already impressed with the teacher’s creative approach – and the… 412 more words


Ipswich Story Arts Festival

Every kidlit festival I have attended has been a lot of fun – and each of them special in their own way. The first week of… 508 more words


A Rewarding Week

Wow. Poetry Friday again. After such a busy, fun and exciting week! I’m currently at the Ipswich Story Arts Festival, where I’ve been presenting sessions titled ‘ 270 more words


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