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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*: Nganga. A Dictionary of Aboriginal Terms and Phrases, Aunty Fay Muir and Sue Lawson, Walker Books (2017).

*NEW TEXT*: Writing Feature Stories. How to research and write articles - from listicles to longform, Matthew Ricketson and and Caroline Graham, Allen and Unwin (new 2nd edition - 2017). Read more...

short stories


Creative Horizons. Crafting Creative Writers, Mel Dixon, ETANSW (2016). Read more...

*NEW TEXT*: How to get an A+ for the Argument Analysis Oral, Jessica Ward, Enhance Academic Services (2017).

*NEW TEXT*: Writing Projects. Practical lessons based on classical methods (Vols 1 and 2), Brian Moon, Chalkface Press. Read more...

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