Longbow Girl by Linda Davies

Fifteen-year-old Merry Owen is the longbow girl. Her father has trained her since she was five years old to shoot straight and true following a tradition that has been passed down the Owens family line for seven hundred years. When her family risks losing their farm Merry is determined to find a way to save …

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Books About Boarding School

All through primary school and up until the grade eleven I went to boarding school. Some of my favourite books were those that had boarding schools in them. I think I just loved knowing that there were books where characters had similar experiences to me. Of course every boarding school is different. My school in …

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The White Tower

Livy Burgess is having a hard time living life. Her best friend Mahalia died from Leukaemia and questions swirl around Livy’s head. Can Mahalia still see her and hear her? Where has she gone? When her father is offered a new job that comes with a house and a place for Livy in a prestigious …

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My Novel and Growing up with Alopecia

My first full length novel is about a young girl who loses her hair because she alopecia. Alopecia is an autoimmune condition that affects hair follicles, causing hair to fall out and not grow back again. I’ve been working on my junior fiction novel, Considering Lily for over four years. I’m hoping that subsequent novels won’t …

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Jewel of the Stars – Earth’s Remnant

Les Miller is the captain of the luxury cruise star liner, Jewel of the Stars. He has a starship full of passengers who are ready for the holiday of a lifetime. Having received a mysterious warning to stay on earth Captain Miller can’t shake the feeling that this trip will be anything but normal. Braxton …

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Children’s Book Council of Australia Winners 2017

Today, I am sending you over to the CBCA website where you can peruse the wonderful books that have been honoured and chosen as winners for this years Children’s Book Council of Australia awards. I always look forward to reading this list of notable books and winners. It’s great to see what books I can …

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I Am Jack

Jack loves jokes, photography, and cars. He lives with his unconventional mum and annoying sister in a small apartment above a fruit shop. His nana loves to buy them clothes that are on special, especially underwear and his mum’s boyfriend is a fanatical dishwasher. Usually, Jack loves school and playing soccer but Jack is having …

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Kids Books Aren’t Just for Kids

Well who are they for then? I love reading books that are classified as children’s books. I’m thirty-five and I have two children. I love reading picture books, junior fiction, middle grade fiction and young adult fiction. As a kid, reading was my recharge button. I lived at boarding-school with a dozen other kids and …

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Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Frog and Toad are best friends. They do everything together, go for walks, swim, and even take care of each other when they are sick. It is Spring and Frog is lonely. He want his best friend to come out of hibernation but Toad wants to keep sleeping. What will Frog do? One day Frog …

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Reading Habits

One of the things that keeps my life interesting is reading more than one book at a time. I can’t seem to just read one book all the way through without picking up another one. It is probably a habit that I picked up during highschool and university—studying all those different subjects at the one …

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