VATE book reviews

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2022 Term 3 book reviews available to read here.
2022 Term 2 book reviews available to read here.

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VATE regularly receives review copies of new texts from writers and publishers. This is a great way to trial new textbooks and novels with your class and gain feedback from your colleagues. You then get to share your review with all VATE members who often rely on the text reviews to help them select items for their own and professional use. If you would like to receive and review one of the books listed below, please email Josephine Smith, Publications and Communications Officer, publications@vate.org.au for further information. Please note: All review books are only available to current VATE members (both individual and organisational). Members with close links to institutions or companies should avoid reviewing titles published by these bodies.

Writers and publishers who are interested in having their books reviewed by VATE members are invited to email Josephine Smith, Publications and Communications Officer, publications@vate.org.au for further information.

Available titles for review

Fantasy

The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computers, Janelle Monáe, Harper Voyager Books (2022). Read more...

Fiction

Family of Liars, E. Lockhart, Allen & Unwin (2022). Read more...

Interned, Pamela Rushby, Walker Books (2022). Read more...

Something About Alaska, J.A. Cooper, MidnightSun Publishing (2022). Read more...

The Comedienne's Guide to Pride, Hayli Thomson, Harper Collins (2022). Read more...

NEW The Killing Code, Ellie Marney, Allen & Unwin (2022). Read more...

The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School, Sonora Reyes, Harper Collins (2022). Read more...

The Lost Ryu, Emi Watanabe Cohen, Allen & Unwin (2022). Read more...

NEW The Raven's Song, Zara Fraillon & Bren MacDibble, Allen & Unwin (2022). Read more...

The Wearing of the Green, Claire Saxby, Walker Books (2022). Read more...

NEW Where You Left Us, Rhiannon Wilde, University of Queensland Press (2022). Read more...

Non-fiction

NEW The Wonder of Little Things, Vince Copley with Lea McInerney, ABC Books (2022). Read more...

Poetry

The Way of Dog, Zana Fraillon, University of Queensland Press (2022). Read more...

Graphic novels

Girl on Fire, Alicia Keys & Andrew Weiner, Harper Collins (2022). Read more...

Teaching resource

NEW A new Grammar Companion for teachers (3rd edition), Beverly Derewianka, PETAA (2022). Read more...

NEW Grammar in its Place: Rules, skills and activities (2nd edition), Rod Campbell & Graham Ryles, Amba Press (2022). Read more...