The Seeds of Time: Book One of The Animal Talkers Series by Shamini Flint

You may connect Shamini Flint with her crime fiction novels the Inspector Singh Investigates series but did you know that she also writes books for children? These include the Sasha in Singapore series (picture travel books), novels Diary of a Cricket God, Diary of a Soccer Star, and Ten (about a little girl dealing with […]

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie: My choice for Banned Books Week

I love a banned book don’t you? Neil Gaiman’s back of book blurb snippet for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian says: “Excellent in every way, poignant and really funny and heart-warming and honest and wise and smart … I have no doubt that in a year or so it’ll be winning awards […]

Words, Images, Voices: Literature for Children and Young Adults – Speaking of Justice

A group of Australian authors and social change agents gathered at Sydney’s Santa Sabina College last week to speak about their writing, social justice, eco justice and human rights issues at the second Words, Images, Voices literary event. The conference was convened by the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education, an organisation which […]

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