Staff picks for the Winter Reading Challenge (for ages 13 to 18)

How are you going with the Winter Reading Challenge? We have highlighted some of the fab books picked by teens, now here are some staff picks to help you tick off some challenges: The first book in a series Truly…

Mars is not the only other world we can travel to

They may have just landed a rover on Mars, but I’ve been travelling to other worlds since I was 13. I love travelling in particular to dystopian worlds, if only using books and movies. Dystopian societies are repressive and controlled, often…

Children’s book awards start off year with a bang

Some of the best children’s books of 2009 have been recognised in the first few weeks of 2010 with the announcement of the Costa Book Awards, the Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Medal. I was pleased to hear that one of…