Since 2001 Aussie Reviews has been drawing attention to the wonderful literary talent in this country by providing online reviews of all kinds of Australian books – from adult fiction to children’s books to non-fiction.

Aussie Reviews is primarily managed by Australian author Sally Murphy. Reviews are also contributed by fellow author Claire Saxby, Sally’s children and other guest reviewers.

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About the reviewers

Sally Murphy

Sally Murphy is a children’s author living in regional Western Australia. She published her first book in 1996 and has since published 35 children’s and educational titles. Along the way her books have won various awards, including the Premier’s Literary Award (Children’s category) in both Queensland and Western Australia for her verse novel Toppling. Sally is also a mother of six, a blogger, and, of course, a book reviewer. She loves to talk to kids or adults about kids, books, life, or anything else. Visit her official website.

Claire Saxby

Claire Saxby writes fiction, non fiction and poetry for children. She has more than 35 books in print with more in production. Her poetry appears in magazines, anthologies, on train walls and in museum resources. Claire lives in Melbourne and loves it, despite what anyone says about the weather


Claire’s most recent picture books are SCBWI Crystal Kite Award winner ‘There Was an Old Sailor’, a nautical take on an old rhyme, illustrated by Cassandra Allen (Walker Books), and ‘Carrum Sailing Club’, a visit to the beach, illustrated by Christina Booth (Windy Hollow Books). Other titles include ‘Sheep, Goat and the Creaking Gate’ illustrated by Judith Rossell (WHB) and ‘Snow Play’ a Go Girls chapter book (HGE).


Claire blogs regularly on her blog Let’s Have Words, and more info on her books can be found on her website.

The Murphlets

Sally’s children, the ‘Murphlets’, also write reviews from time to time.


Occasionally, Aussie Reviews features reviews from readers who aren’t regular contributors. They are credited in the body of each review.