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Reviews & Awards
Lines upon the Skin
Dark Zones
Nelson Focus
Scientists at Work
Fast Forward
PM Writing
Oxford Literacy
The following are excerpts from reviews of Lines upon the Skin.

Herald Sun Weekend, August 5 1995
review by Alison Aprhys


...a refreshing and enchanting addition to the ranks of Australian fantasy literature. Upbeat and delightful without resorting to the traditional cliches of fantasy...

EIDOLON The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy 17/18, winter 1995
review by Martin Livings


…The world which Haydon portrays is incredibly civilized and balanced... with a very real and workable equality between the sexes and a largely nonjudgemental attitude towards religion and sexuality... Most impressive, and appropriate, is her use of scenery. Lines upon the Skin... contains some of the most vivid descriptive writing I've read in a very long time, regardless of genre...

Aurealis Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction No.16, March 1996
review by Bill Congreve


…Lines upon the Skin is a gentle-paced romantic fantasy that augurs well for the career of its author.

Lines upon the Skin was longlisted for the 1996 James Tiptree, Jr. Award and was recommended in the 1995 Aurealis Awards.




The following is an excerpt from a review of Dark Zones: Exploring Caves.

Australian Caver No.156, Summer 2001
review by Ken Grimes


This is a small... introductory book about caves for children and young adults - something that cavers tend to shudder away from! However, do not be put off by the rather lurid cover; inside is a text that manages to instruct as well as arouse interest...

Julie did some serious research and turned up at a meeting of the VSA [Victorian Speleological Association] asking for advice - which she got! She has obviously listened to what they told her...




The following is an excerpt from a review of Nelson Focus.

Let's Find Out (magazine of the Science Teachers' Association of Victoria) Volume 19, No.1, 2002
review by Karen Rehberger


Nelson Focus presents a colourful, informative and vivid presentation of science in everyday life. Titles such as 'Mix It Up!', 'Now It's Hot' and 'Planet Earth' provide explanations and answers to many of the questions surrounding science in everyday life...




The following is an excerpt from a review of Scientists at Work.

Reading Time Volume 48, No.2, May 2004
review by PH


Macmillan has excelled itself with this collection of scientific occupations. Each book presents a lively discourse…on what the scientist does using case studies, interviews and activities to enhance the information...




The following is an excerpt from a review of Fast Forward.

Judges' report from the Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing, 2007

Fast Forward is an outstanding reading intervention program for students in the middle years of schooling. The texts present curriculum content highly appropriate to the interests of students in the middle years (Years 5-8) who have reading levels below national benchmarks...

Fast Forward was the overall winner of the Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing in 2007. It also won the Primary Literacy Series Award.

Fast Forward Independent Texts Levels 21-25 Box Set was shortlisted for the Primary Literary Series Award in the Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing in 2010.




The following is an excerpt from a review of PM Writing.

Judges' report from the Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing, 2008

[PM Writing] is a comprehensive writing program for the first three years at school that links reading to writing as it sequentially introduces different text types. It includes levelled exemplar texts for guided writing instruction...

PM Writing won the Primary Literacy Series Award in the Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing in 2008.

The following is an excerpt from a review of PM Writing 4.

Judges' report from the Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing, 2010

[PM Writing 4] provides a comprehensive suite of print and digital tools centred on high-quality text type exemplars...

PM Writing 4 won the Primary Literacy Series Award in the Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing in 2010.




The following are awards won by Oxford Literacy.

Oxford Literacy (levels 24-30) won the Primary Student Resources - English (Literacy/Literature/Language) Award in the Australian Educational Publishing Awards in 2012.

Oxford Literacy Assess won the Primary Teaching Resource Award, the Outstanding Digital Resource Award and the Most Outstanding Resource of the Year (which is the overall Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing) in the Australian Educational Publishing Awards in 2014.




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