The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

William Joyce

The book that inspired the Academy Award–winning short film. From New York Times bestselling author and beloved visionary William Joyce, this is a modern masterpiece, showing that in today’s world of traditional books, eBooks, and apps, it’s story that we truly celebrate—and this story, no matter how you tell it, begs to be read again and again. =>

… a good children’s story

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” 

― C.S. Lewis

From the author of Tashi and Horrendo’s Curse – “Louis beside himself”

Louis Beside Himself

Anna Fienberg

When a burglar jumps through the kitchen window one night, Louis knows he should get him in a wrestling-hold while he has the advantage, but his heart is hammering and his legs feel like wobbly air… A larger-than-life story from Anna Fienberg, author of the classic Tashi series and Horrendo’s Curse.

Watch the author discussing her book

Kids’ bestseller from John Grisham

Theodore Boone: The Abduction

John Grisham

Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are even higher. When his best friend, April Finnemore, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo—who knows April better than anyone—has answers. As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it’s up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April. =>

Strong fathers – strong daughters

‎10 Secrets Every Father Should Know …

The most important person in a young girl’s life? Her father.

That’s right—and teen health expert Dr. Meg Meeker has the data and clinical experience to prove it.

(From the Pivotal Package – Books for Families)

Action novels for kids

The Alpha Force Series by Chris Ryan – great adventure titles for boys (and girls!) – from the Kids Booklists package Action Novels

Books for flood-stricken school

The librarian of a flood-stricken Queensland school was moved to tears last week by the generosity of Blackheath Public School captain Brendan Davis, whose love of reading is the inspiration behind a book drive to help students north of the border =>

From the kids blog – Inkys, Where the Wild Things are, Text to voice

The Inkys are Australia’s only teenage choice book award

See the 2010 shortlist and longlist, where to vote, and a display competition for schools and libraries

Maurice Sendak reads his book “Where the wild things are” and so does Barak Obama – videos =>

Free Software that converts text to voice – reads text directly from other applications, without copying or pasting Free downloads available =>

The Inkys are Australia’s only teenage choice book award

See the 2010 shortlist, longlist and click through to vote

Young people (under 20 yrs) can now vote for their favourite book and go in the running to win a prizepack of every shortlisted book. Voting closes on 19 November.

There’s also a display competition that schools and libraries can enter


A new fairy tale from Graeme Base

The Legend of the Golden Snail

All the details at Pivotal Kids the blog =>