SPICE ROAD by Maiya Ibrahim

SPICE ROAD by Maiya Ibrahim An epic Young Adult fantasy set in an Arabian-inspired land Debut author Maiya Ibrahim has written Spice Road (first in the Spice Road fantasy series), her fantastic #ownvoices story inspired by her heritage and the stories passed down to her from her parents, who fled Lebanon and resettled in Australia […]

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Big Magic by Sarah Armstrong

Big Magic by Sarah Armstrong Sarah Armstrong, writer of awarded literary fiction, explains how she wrote her imaginative first middle-fiction novel, Big Magic for Joy in Books at PaperbarkWords blog: A few years ago – squashed beside my six-year-old daughter on her narrow bed, reading her the classic kids’ novel, The Borrowers – it struck me that […]

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David Almond & Paper Boat, Paper Bird

Paper Boat, Paper Bird by David Almond, illustrated by Kirsti Beautyman (published by Hodder Children’s Books, Hachette) Author interview with David Almond David Almond is a creator of Promethean depth and reach. He has won the world’s most prestigious literary awards for young readers and his books are devoured by children, young adults and beyond. […]

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BERANI by Michelle Kadarusman

BERANI by Michelle Kadarusman (published by Allen & Unwin) Everything Michelle Kadarusman writes is thoughtful, original and important. Music for Tigers (I also reviewed for The Australian) Girl of the Southern Sea The Theory of Hummingbirds Michelle tells us more about her latest middle-fiction novel, Berani, at PaperbarkWords blog: Environment, conservation and how we interact […]

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