Monthly Archives: August 2014

Do your children read books by Australian authors?

Do your children read books by Australian authors? I am a member of writing group, The Ten Penners, a sub group of Gold Coast Writers, meeting regularly to create short stories for children and young adults. The group has evolved, … Continue reading

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Books read to 15 Aug 2014 – will I reach my 50 books read target?

The Help by Kathryn Stockett The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Shadows by Paula Western London’s Falling by David Byerlee Shadow of a Soldier by Kate Russell Chameleon by Kathy Stewart I re read two of my all time best … Continue reading

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Fan-tas-tic-al Tales is great book for kids 8 to 12

At the Ten Penners meeting yesterday we discussed our new ebook project follow up collection of work by the original ‘Shock, Horror, Gasp’ and ‘Fan-tas-tic-al Tales’ team. I thought it timely to say that several copies of this great book … Continue reading

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The Tournament by Matthew Reilly reviewed by Jill Smith

Book Review by Jill Smith©May14   Title: The Tournament Author: Matthew Reilly Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia   This is a fascinating ‘what if’ scenario with a future monarch being taken on a great adventure with her tutor to a … Continue reading

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