"There is a lot more in him than you guess, and a deal more than he has any idea of himself. You may (possibly) all live to thank me yet.” The Hobbit is a legendary story of courage and friendship set in "Middle Earth" - a fantastic land of Goblins, Elves, Dwarves and most notably Hobbits, of course.More...
** NEWS: WIN this book, plus Diary of a Taekwondo Master, in our latest competition. ** Diary of a Rugby Champ from Shamini Flint is the latest in the 'Diary' series. Utiliszing the ever popular, cartoon / dairy format Flint has ensured her books are perfect for emerging readers.More...
This is a gorgeous collection of beautiful readers aimed carefully at those who are just branching out on the exciting journey of reading books for the very first time.More...
Can we count you in?
Wednesday 22nd May 2013, at 11am AEDT is THE day.
National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS), is such a fabulously popular event, and is now in its 13th year. Wow!
The chosen book of the year is read and enjoyed up and down the country, in schools, homes, libraries and kinders
at the SAME time
on the SAME day.
How awesome is that?!
9th April 2013, means THE announcement that many are holding their breaths for.
Fanfare please ...
... the CBCA (The Children's Book Council of Australia) esteemed shortlist for 2013 is here.
I ADORE a good book award.
I revel in the excitement it creates, the celebration of really great children's literature that it sparks, and the endless discussions about those all important books.
Our latest author interview is with Heather Rose. She is one half of the awesome duo who penned Finding Serendipity, published by Allen & Unwin.
In fact, we thought the book was so good - we've manage to snaffle three lovely copies for our latest competition, which you can enter here.
Now, I like to think that My Book Corner's particular questions bring out the best in people. I have to say ...
I REALLY enjoyed reading Heather's answers. Keep reading for the link to Danielle Wood's answers too!
You are going to love our latest author interview ...
On the tenth and a half of August, Tasmanian writer Danielle Wood joined forces with the talented Heather Rose, and together they formed the pen name, Angelica Banks.
I just know that you are going to love Danielle's answers as much as I did. (Scroll down to find the link to the answers from Heather Rose too).
Described by Sonya Hartnett as "the most graceful, most original writer for young people in Australia - probably the world," I'm absolutely delighted to welcome Ursula Dubosarsky to My Book Corner.
I particularly loved her thoughts on working with Terry Denton!
Ursula recently teamed up with the highly talented Terry to create The Perplexing Pineapple: The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno (and Alberta) Book 1 for young readers. This chapter book, with a little twist, is perfect for emerging readers.
It has been incredibly popular at My Book Corner HQ, in fact I had to be quite sneaky in order to get my own hands on it!
The finalists for the Australian Book Industry Awards 2013 have been announced! Run by the Australian Publisher's Association (APA), the overall winners for each category will be announced on Friday 24th May 2013.
We've highlighted the childrens' categories for you below.
So pleased to see some of our favourites make the list!