VATE book reviews

Book reviews

Read the latest book reviews prepared by VATE members – download here. A selection of these are also available in the latest edition of Idiom, Vol 55 No 2, Focus on Text.

Write a review for VATE

VATE regularly receives review copies of new 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. If you would like to receive and review one of the books listed below, please email Josephine Smith, Publications and Communications Officer, for further information. Please note: All review books are only available to current VATE members (both individual and organisational).



*NEW* As Fast As I Can, Penny Tangey, UQP (2020). Read more...

*NEW* Peta Lyre's Rating Normal, Anna Whateley, Allen & Unwin (2020). Read more...

*NEW* The Theory of Hummingbirds, Michelle Kadarusman, UQP (2020). Read more...

Graphic books

*NEW* Landing with wings, Trace Balla, Allen & Unwin (2020). Read more...


*NEW* A Mouthful of Petals Three Years in an Indian Village, Wendy and Allan Scarfe, Wakefield Press, (2020). Read more...


Professional reading


Short stories