Archive for November, 2011

Traveling with style

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Breaking out the travel guide  is a great way to pass the time plotting and planning your dream vacation until you’re actually there. But many guidebooks either assume that readers are either wealthy beyond belief or willing to walk ten miles to save 20 cents on dinner; it’s all 5 star hotels at one end […]

ALEESAH DARLISON & UNICORNS

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Aleesah Darlison is the author of the new Unicorn Riders series from Walker Books for readers aged 8+. Books 1-4 have just been released and Aleesah is currently working on books 5 & 6 in the series. Today she visits Kids’ Book Capers to talk to us about her magical unicorn journey. What inspired you […]

Sins of the Father – the untold Schapelle Corby story

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Sins of the Father: The untold story behind Schapelle Corby’s ill-fated drug run by Eamonn Duff published on Wednesday, 9 November at 10.00am 9781742378176 Buy it here… Embargoed until today, Allen & Unwin today releases one of the most explosive titles of the year – up until now the book has been referred to as […]

More poetic musings

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Today, there are two books I want to write about — The Norton Anthology of Poetry and The World’s Contracted Thus. The Norton Anthology of Poetry. If you look it up on the Boomerang Books database, you’ll see that it’s up to its fifth edition, published in 2005. I own a copy of the third […]

Author Interview – Emma Quay

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Hello, Emma, and welcome to Kids’ Book Capers! Tell us a little about you. I grew up in the English countryside with my sister Lucy, my music teacher mum, psychologist dad and two cats. I have always had an obsession with drawing and telling stories through pictures. At school I would draw for my classmates […]

Real politicians, sex scenes and Dad: Jess Rudd

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Read on to find out everything you need to know about Jessica Rudd’s latest book. We asked Jess a question or two on the eve of the publication of Ruby Blues (and if you’d like to win a paperback edition of the book and its predecessor, just leave a comment below explaining why you think […]

Doin’ it for the kids – the Boomerang Annual Survey

Monday, November 7th, 2011

It’s that time of year again – time for 2011 Boomerang Books survey, their Christmas advent calendar count-down, and the time when I traditionally reveal my lack of knowledge of Australian literature. This time it’s kids’ books exposing my ignorance. Boomerang have compiled a list of 85 of the most-loved Aussie Kid’s Books and are […]

Poetic musings – TS Eliot

Friday, November 4th, 2011

I don’t read a lot of poetry. It’s not that I don’t like it. In fact, I really enjoy reading a good bit of verse. Mostly it’s because I don’t think to. My recent reading of TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats was prompted by my daughter, and my reading of Amy Allen’s […]

MR SERGEANT & THE DODGEBALLS OF DOOM

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Mr Sergeant and the Dodgeballs of Doom is a hilarious new book by Matt Porter set at Outback Creek Primary School. It features Steele Buckle, class leader of Grade 6 B, in charge of a mission – to defeat the Dads in the annual Dodgeball Challenge. The kids have never won and Steele knows that […]

Inheritance only 6 days away

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

There are only 6 days to go until the Day of the Dragon dawns for the final time in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance, which is released on 9 November 2011. You can order it now here… Not so very long ago, Eragon – Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider – was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and […]

Win! Rudie Nudie by Emma Quay

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

THIS COMP IS NOW CLOSED. ′One, two Rudie Nudie, Rudie Nudie in the bath…′ Emma Quay captures all the joy and energy of childhood in this irresistible rhyming tale, featuring striking colour-blocked illustrations and priceless scenes that will have both tots and parents smiling from ear to ear. In celebration of the release of this […]

Unveiling my new blog!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Hey folks — guess what? I’ve got a new blog. That’s write right, I’ll now be writing two regular blogs. Want to know more? (Of course you do!) Read on… Inspired partly by fellow author and Boomerang blogger Dee White, who writes three different blogs (And all three of them are pretty damn good. Go […]

ALL I EVER WANTED

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

All I Ever Wanted is the debut novel of Vikki Wakefield. Mim knows what she wants, and where she wants to go – anywhere but home, stuck in the suburbs with her mother who won’t get off the couch, and two brothers in prison. She’s set herself rules to live by, but she’s starting to […]

Taking the Nano-vella-wrimo challenge

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Do you love books? Silly question. You’re reading a blog all about things related to these literary objects of desire. Of course you do. If you’re as much as a book lover as me, you’ve probably contemplated boosting your involvement with books by opening a bookshop (or working in one or spending all your disposable […]

From practical cats to piggy Prada

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Today’s post has a bit of a poetic slant, inspired by a birthday present and my daughter’s school reading. Two books of poetry that couldn’t be more different — TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and Amy Allen’s This Little Piggy Went to Prada. My eldest daughter, Nykita, recently attended a special school […]