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Darkmouth

Looking for a new series to recommend to your child or students? You have to check out Darkmouth, a monstrously funny debut from the new star of middle-grade adventure, Shane Hegarty. Shane Hegarty was the Arts Editor of the Irish Times, but left to be a full time writer after Darkmouth sold in a frenzied auction at Bologna Book Fair in 2013. Continue reading

Finding Your Path

Would you like Amba Brown to talk to your graduating students?

Finding Your Path is a handbook for the transition from school to adulthood. 

“One of the greatest advantages of this day and age is the range of opportunities at your fingertips. But this also means an overload of information and choice! Not to mention the different pressures from either school or parents. The daunting question “What will you do next?” can be extremely stressful when you’re wracked with indecision and lacking direction.” (Book excerpt – Amba Brown) 

Australian author, Amba Brown holds a Psychology Degree (Honours) in Positive Psychology, is currently a member of the ‘International Positive Psych Association’ & is passionate about alleviating youth anxieties.

Amba will talk to students about and the different pathways they can explore when considering their future. Amba will touch upon exploring the world, planning for their career and finding your own way. Continue reading

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Reviews: The Shop at Hoopers Bend by Emily Rodda

The Shop at Hoopers Bend is a story with a distinctively Australian flavour, infused with eucalyptus smells, cicada sounds, and nostalgia for simpler times. Written by Emily Rodda, one of Australia’s premier storytellers, having authored or co-authored over ninety books for children, this atmospheric tale centres around a forgotten country shop and the serendipitous events which bring it back to life.  Continue reading

School Holiday Reading Recommendations

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The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
— Dr. Seuss

With the school holidays ahead, we thought we’d take the time to remind you why reading a book can be one of the best boredom-eliminating activities for children (and a welcome school-holiday sound-reducer for parents!). Continue reading