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Debut Australian author Matilda Woods has taken three very different ingredients – a boy, a bird and a coffin maker – and combined them to come up with a beautifully written novel for young and not-so-young readers.
Mårten Sandén is one of Sweden’s bestselling children’s writers. Now translated into English, his evocative ghost story is set to reach a wider readership, which it thoroughly deserves.
Charlie Law is fourteen, and has always lived in Little Town. But even Charlie has seen the place change for the worse. Little Town is not the community it used to be.
Empress Dowager Cixi was a woman who ruled China in the 19th century and arguably the most important Chinese woman in history.
If you’ve already bingewatched A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix but you still want a Snicket-fix, we’ve found five awesome apps to keep that creepy spirit alive
Some authors write a book that becomes so famous that everything else they write afterwards plays second fiddle.
It’s not easy to find time for leisure reading when your day is packed with school, extra-curricular activities, tutorials, homework, social media ... But it’s not impossible.
A title as bland as Missing Arabella isn’t going to say “Read me! I’m interesting!” to many, which is a great pity, because behind this unimaginative intro is an excellent novel.
If you’re searching for literary inspo, and/or would like to help fellow bookworms broaden their bookshelves, read on.
Over the past 12 months, young adult publishing mercifully sprang free of the big-three teen series that have been spawning copycat novels at the expense of fresh new ideas for much too long.
Colder days and darker nights don’t have to be a bad thing, they just give us more time to stay inside and enjoy great books!