Review for VATE

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 page. If you would like to receive and review one of the books listed below, please email Josephine Smith, Publications and Communications Officer,  jsmith@vate.org.au for further information. 

Please note: Review books are only available to VATE members (both individual and organisational).

Fantasy

The City of Guardian Stones: A Magical Quest to Save London, Jacob Sager Weinstein, Walker Books, (2018)

Fiction

47 Degrees, Justin D'Ath, Penguin Random House, (2019)

A Winter's Promise: The Mirror Visitor (Book 1), Christelle Dabos, Text Publishing (2018). Read more...

Enola Holmes Mystery: Books 1 and 2, Nancy Springer, Allen & Unwin (2018). Read more...

Just breathe, Andrew Daddo, Penguin Books (2018). Read more...

Lenny's Book of Everything, Karen Foxlee, Allen & Unwin (2018). Read more...

Neverland, Margot McGovern, Penguin Books (2018). Read more...

Shakespeare Now! A Trilogy, Goldie Alexander, Five Senses Education (2018).

The Anger of Angels, Sherryl Jordan, Walker Books (2018). Read more...

The Case of the Bizare Bouquets, Nancy Springer, Allen and Unwin, (2019)

The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan, Nancy Springer, Allen and Unwin, (2019)

The Chaos of Now, Erin Lange, Faber & Faber (2018). Read more...

The Dog Runner, Bren MacDibble, Allen and Unwin, (2019)

The Finder, Kate Hendrick, Text Publishing (2018). Read more...

The Peacock Detectives, Carly Nugent, Text Publishing (2018). Read more...

*NEW* The Rift, Rachael Craw, Walker Books (2018). Read more...

The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars, Jaclyn Moriarty, Allen & Unwin (2018). Read more...

Tin Heart, Shivaun Plozza, Penguin Books (2018). Read more...

*NEW* Undying, Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, Allen & Unwin (2018). Read more...

Unpacking Harper Holt, Di Walker, Walker Books (2018). Read more...

What the Woods Keep, Katya De Becerra, Allen & Unwin (2018). Read more...

White Rabbit, Red Wolf, Tom Pollock, Walker books (2018). Read more...

Graphic novels

Non-fiction

*NEW* The Balfour Correspondent, James Dryburgh, Bob Brown Foundation (2018). Read more...

The Upside-down History of Down Under, Alison Lloyd and Terry Denton, Penguin Books (2018). Read more...

Poetry

Limelight, Solli Raphael, Penguin Books (2018). Read more...

Professional reading

Reference

Short stories

Textbooks

*NEW* English Year 11 (2nd edn), Robert Beardwood, Insight Publications (2018). Read more...