SCIS has catalogued these book review websites recommended by colleagues in Australia and New Zealand. They are a great selection tool for library staff. The SCIS number for each site is listed, which you can paste into the
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Just So Stories by Sue Warren (SCIS No. 1664473)
Random Reviews and Ramblings from Redcliffe
The bottom shelf by Barbara Braxton (SCIS No. 1641811)
The bottom shelf of the bookcase is the one that the little people in my life always go to. There they find the books they love to read and share – the familiars and the favourites, and often some first-reads that have been added since their last visit.
The Children’s Daily by Megan Daley (SCIS No. 1702039)
Did you know that the single most important person in your child’s reading development is YOU? A LOVE of reading, that most important factor in becoming a lifelong reader, begins at home with powerful children’s books and a house full of words.
The book chook by Susan Stephenson (SCIS No. 1664473)
Book reviews, resources, tips for parents and teachers from an Australian writer who is passionate about children literacy, learning and literature
Senga White from New Zealand recommends the following sites from New Zealand
Bobs Books Blog by Bob Docherty (SCIS No. 1702486)
I offer my knowledge and passion for Children’s Literature to promote reading and literacy in your school using your own library resources plus new books sent to me by authors and publishers.
Beattie’s Book Blog by Graham Beattie (SCIS No. 1702490)
Judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn’t, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
The reading doctor by Kate de Goldi (SCIS No. 1702492)
Author Kate de Goldi has a regular Reading Doctor segment in Bootnotes, the online magazine from Book Council of NZ