11 December 2015 | Children's Fiction

Buying stand-alone Christmas books for kids

Children’s books that can stand alone, without any need to continue the drama or extend the characters, are pretty special because they are their own entity. We don’t need to look at the library for number 17, we’re not bored with the characters by book 11 and we can’t predict the pattern of the plot…

17 August 2015 | Children's Fiction

Footy dreaming

Footy dreaming Michael Hyde Ford Street Publishing 2015 The story: Ben Meredith and Noah Davies are fifteen-year-old boys, living and playing footy for opposing teams in a small country town. They both eat, live and breathe footy, and both have the potential to play for an AFL team, should they be selected for the Bushrangers…