Kids' Contributions

Thank you for visiting our website.

We hope you like it. Here are some of the ways you can join in.

Comment on posts and make recommendations

A number of Australian authors and other creators – all book lovers – are writing guest posts. If you’re interested in that post or that author’s work, you can comment in the comments section and, if enough people contribute, we’ll have a discussion on our hands.

On Fridays, we’ll recap on the week’s events and swap recommendations. So, if you’d like a book recommendation, write in and tell us what sorts of books you like to read and other readers can suggest books you might like. And, of course, you can recommend books for others, in return.

Book Reviews

Write reviews of books you think other readers might be interested in and send them to us at:

You might like to include an intriguing question about the story in your review – something that will make someone who hasn’t read the book want to read it to find out the answer to your question. Like:

  • What was the secret in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?
  • What bird was tricked into eating poo by Baa Baa Smart sheep?
  • Why was Katniss known as ‘the girl on fire’ in The Hunger Games?
  • How did Alex Rider manage to escape from being fatally stung to death by the Portuguese man-of-war inside Herod Sayle’s large aquarium?

When you send in your review, please tell us the title of the book and the name of the author.

Also tell us who published the book. Publishers like a bit of recognition too - after all, without publishers we wouldn't have books to read.

If you're being thorough, you could also let us know the year in which your copy of the book was published. You'll find this information with the publisher's details on the imprint page inside the front cover.

Please also tell us your first name, age and city. Here’s an example:

“Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak”, published by Picture Lions, 1992. Submitted by Indigo,10, Adelaide.

If you can, send in a photo of the cover of the book you are reviewing.

One Rule

That’s one rule, not one ring, Tolkien fans.

We have one rule – that everyone is respectful of other people’s opinions and work.

Lots of kids need to feel safe to talk confidently and they can’t do that if others are dismissive or rude. We also need to look after our authors. We want everyone to feel safe here.

This doesn’t mean you have to agree with everything that is said. We don’t all like the same books, which is just as well because that gives us more to talk about. It’s OK not to like a book and to tell us why you didn’t like it but it not OK to just say, “it sucked”. That says more about you than the book and, seeing as we don’t know you (yet), is unhelpful.

If you find that topics that are being discussed, don’t really interest you, then tell us what sorts of books you do like (and why) and let us know the questions you’d like authors and other writers to answer and the topics that do interest you.

Just send us an email at:

Happy reading, everyone!


This initiative depends on the good will and endorsement of its participants. Contributors, please let us know any specific requirements such as credits, acknowledgements and attribution.

By submitting work for publication on this site, contributors warrant that they either own copyright in any materials submitted to us for publication or that they are authorised by the relevant rights holder to submit it to us for publication on the site. Permission of the rights holders is not required for book reviews in most cases (s41 Copyright Act).

All views expressed by guest contributors are those of that author.

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