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Young Readers

Get Your Child to Read More
21 November 2012
  Every parent knows how important reading is for a child’s development, but it’s not always easy to get your children reading even the best books – especially with TV, sports and toys to compete with. Here are 10 top tips to help you get your children reading more and to love it too! #1: Read to your child right from the...
Tammy February Reviews Melina Marchetta's On the Jellicoe Road
05 November 2012
I first fell in love with Melina Marchetta’s writing a couple of months ago when I read Saving Francesca.   This wonderful author has a way of making the lives of her characters seep into your veins, filling your soul with a bittersweet ache that refuses to go away long after you’ve turned the last page.   And with On...
Lemony Snicket's Who Could That Be at This Hour
26 October 2012
In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organisation nobody knows about. He started by asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn't be read. This is the first volume....
Zan-Mari Vosges reviews the Mall Rats series
18 May 2012
To be honest - I only bought Deadlands (the first in the Mall Rats series) because I was looking for a replacement for Twilight. You have to understand one thing - I suffer from OED (Obsessive Edward Disorder) and I love all things Twilight but because Stephenie Meyer decided to leave Bella and my Edward to indulge in their happy ending, I was...
Like The Wall on Facebook and win R5000
18 April 2012
On 10 April we launched The Wall – a Penguin Facebook page aimed at Young Adult readers in South Africa. This is a place where people who enjoy YA fiction can unleash their creativity, talk about the books they are reading, become book reviewers and generally debate any topic under the sun (plus win some great prizes!). To...