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Books for review

VATE regularly receives review copies of 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 through the Idiom website. If you would like to receive and review one of the books listed below, please email Josephine Smith, Publications and Communications Officer,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for further information. 

Please note: Review books are only available to VATE members.



graphic novels



professional reading


*NEW TEXT*: How Writing Works: A field guide to effective writing, Roslyn Petelin, Allen and Unwin (2016). Read more...

short stories


Analysing Texts, Ally Chumley, Macmillan Education (2016).

Insight Comparisons. Into the Wild and Tracks, Anica Boulanger-Mashberg, Insight Publications (2016). Read more...

Insight Comparisons. Nineteen Eighty-Four and Stasiland, Blair Mahoney, Insight Publications (2016). Read more...

Insight Comparisons. Ransom and Invictus, Claire Warr, Insight Publications (2016). Read more...

Insight Comparisons. The Crucible and Year of Wonders, Virginia Lee, Insight Publications (2016). Read more...

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