Category Archive: Book Chat

General Stuff about Books in General and Books about Generals if that's your thing, I guess.

Jul 01

Books Read – April, May and June 2016

Books read in May 2016. Links in titles take you to reviews either here on Reading Upside Down or on Kids’ Book Review. It’s been a chaotic couple of months for me at home and my reading time has been all but non-existent. I’ve really struggled to concentrate when I’m reading, so I’ve concentrated on picture …

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Apr 01

Books Read – March 2016

Books read in March 2016. Links in titles take you to reviews either here on Reading Upside Down or on Kids’ Book Review. READ IN MARCH 2016   Picture Books A Perfectly Messed-Up Story by Patrick McDonnell (Little Brown & Company) Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson (HarperCollins) In My Heart: A Book of Feelings …

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Mar 01

Books Read – February 2016

Books read in February 2016. Links in titles take you to reviews either here on Reading Upside Down or on Kids’ Book Review. READ IN FEBRUARY 2016   Picture Books Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat by Emily MacKenzie (Bloomsbury) Echidna Jim Went for a Swim by Phil Cummings and Laura Wood (Scholastic) Smile Cry by Tania …

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Jan 31

Books Read – January 2016

These are the books I read in January 2016. Links in titles take you to reviews either here on Reading Upside Down or on Kids’ Book Review. READ IN JANUARY 2016 Picture Books (11) Nellie Belle by Mem Fox and Mike Austen (Scholastic) A Patch from Scratch by Megan Forward (Penguin Viking) Dream Little One, …

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Dec 31

Books Read – December 2015

Instead of posting a TBR list at the beginning of each month, I’ve decided to simply share a list of books I’ve read in a post at the end of the month. Posting a regular TBR list helped to get me back into the habit of reading more diversely, but I’m trying to minimise the …

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Dec 07

December TBR List

In an attempt at both organisation and motivation, at the start of each month I’m sharing a list of books I read during the previous month and a selection of titles from my TBR pile(s) that I would like to read during the coming month. November has been busy with school visits and other writing …

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Dec 04

Books Writers Read with Hazel Edwards

I am very pleased to welcome Hazel Edwards to Reading Upside Down. I have been delighted over the past couple of years to develop a friendship with Hazel via email and social media and more recently to have the opportunity to meet Hazel personally at the Writers in the Park festival in Sydney. Hazel’s There’s …

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Nov 01

November TBR List

In an attempt at both organisation and motivation, at the start of each month I’m sharing a list of books I read during the previous month and a selection of titles from my TBR pile(s) that I would like to read during the coming month. October was a hectic month and I tried to focus …

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Oct 11

Blog Tour: Sad the Dog – Meet the Team

  Sandy Fussell and Tull Suwannakit are Team Sad, the author and illustrator behind the picture book, Sad the Dog. Today they answer a few questions about their shared work and each other. Sandy Fussell What were your first thoughts when you saw the illustrations for Sad? I almost didn’t recognise him. The Sad I …

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Oct 09

Books Writers Read with Dianne Bates

Di Bates

I am very pleased to welcome Di Bates to Reading Upside Down. I have been aware of Di’s work for some time. Di has published numerous books for children of all ages and she is also the editor of the children’s publishing industry ezine Buzzwords which is filled with fantastic information and opportunities for writers …

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