Guest Post: Tess Evans on the Power of Community Activism

In her new novel, The Ballad of Banjo Crossing, Tess Evans deals with what happens when a small town community is fractured by big business - when armchair critics become activists. Once a proud farming community, Banjo Crossing could become a mining town, their sweet water compromised, their fertile soil degraded, the food they produce, suspect. What are the ramifications when an issue like this has the power to divide even the most closely knit community? READ MORE

Which David Walliams book should your child be reading?

December 13, 2017 Children's Books 2 Comments

While the name, David Walliams, might ring a bell for lovers of Little Britain, it’s his kids books that have made Walliams a household name. Since 2008 he has taken the children’s literary world by storm, with some even crowning him 'the new Roald Dahl'. And it's not hard to see why. Walliams' stories touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children of all ages. So, to help you make the right choice for the child in your life, here's a handy guide! READ MORE

Great Outdoors Reading Guide

We've put together two lists of books to get you outside, moving and seeing things this summer in our Great Outdoors Reading Guide. Have you caught the travel bug? Browse through our list for exotic inspirations to add to your bucket list, inspiring memoirs and even a guide on how to pack more efficiently. Or maybe you're after things to try from the comfort of your backyard? Scroll down to our backyard list to learn how to have a ripper of a BBQ, get a greener garden and a few alternative hobbies that may pique your interest. READ MORE

A day in the life of Judith Rossell, author of the Stella Montgomery series

Garden of Lilies - close up

Judith Rossell is the multi-award-winning author-illustrator of the bestselling Stella Montgomery series. Judith has written thirteen books and illustrated more than eighty, and her work has been published in the US, UK and has been translated into more than twenty languages. Judith lives in Melbourne, Australia with a cat the size of a walrus. READ MORE

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