VATE book reviews

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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. 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).

Fantasy

The Rise of the Remarkables: Brasswitch and Bot, Gareth Ward, Walker Books (2020). Read more...

Fiction

Across the Risen Sea, Bren MacDibble, Allen & Unwin (2020). Read more...

As Fast As I Can, Penny Tangey, UQP (2020). Read more...

*NEW* catch me if I fall, Barry Jonsberg, Allen & Unwin (2020). Read more...

Challenger Deep, Neal Shustermann, Walker Books (2020). Read more...

*NEW* Future Girl, Asphyxia, Allen & Unwin (2020). Read more...

From Stella Street to Amsterdam and everything that happened, Elizabeth Honey, Allen & Unwin (2020). Read more...

Mind the Gap, Dash & Lily, Rachel Cohn & David Levithan, Allen & Unwin (2020). Read more...

Nightshade, Anthony Horowitz, Walker Books (2020). Read more...

*NEW* Pierre's Not There, Ursula Dubosarsky, Allen & Unwin (2020). Read more...

Sky Dragon, Anh Do, Allen & Unwin (2020. Read more...

*NEW* The Left-handed Booksellers of London, Garth Nix, Allen & Unwin (2020). Read more...

The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst, Jaclyn Moriarty, Allen & Unwin (2020). Read more...

The Theory of Hummingbirds, Michelle Kadarusman, UQP (2020). Read more...

This is One of Ours, Kate O'Donnell, UQP (2020). Read more...

*NEW* Treasures of the Deep, Andrew McGahan, Allen & Unwin (2020). Read more...

*NEW* Tribal Lores, Archimede Fusillo, Walker Books (2020). Read more...

Graphic books

Non-fiction

A Mouthful of Petals Three Years in an Indian Village, Wendy and Allan Scarfe, Wakefield Press, (2020). Read more...

Dignity in a Teacup. True stories of courage and sacrifice from Christmas Island, Christine Cummins, ARCADIA (2019). Read more...

Picture books

*NEW* Diamonds, Armin Greder, Allen & Unwin (2020). Read more...

*NEW* Dog, Shaun Tan, Allen & Unwin (2020). Read more...

*NEW* How to Make a Bird, Meg McKinlay and Matt Ottley, Walker Books (2020). Read more...

*NEW* The Bushfire Book, Polly Marsden and Chris Nixon, Hachette Australia (2020). Read more...

Poetry

Professional reading

*NEW* The Music Advantage, Dr Anita Collins, Allen & Unwin (2020). Read more...

Reference

Short stories

Teaching resources

*NEW* Stand Up For Literature: Dramatic Approaches in the Secondary English Classroom, John O'Toole and Julie Dunn, Currency Press (2020). Read more...

*NEW* The Social Dilemma (film), digital teaching pack, White Space Words (2020). Read more...

Textbooks