The Daddy Animal Book

Written and illustrated by Jennifer Cossins Reviewed by Mia Macrossan This is the companion title to THE MUMMY ANIMAL BOOK from the author of the CBCA Notable THE BABY ANIMAL BOOK and the bestselling 101 COLLECTIVE NOUNS. It is the same size, same format but in blue not pink  and features the male parent with offspring. Each spread again … Continue reading The Daddy Animal Book

The Painted Ponies

by Alison Lester reviewed by Mia Macrossan A new book by Alison Lester is always cause for celebration. The Painted Ponies doesn’t disappoint. It’s starts with Matilda who loves to stay at her Grandma Lucky’s house with the pony called Luna, the ginger cat, Big Dog and the painted ponies. The Painted Ponies are models … Continue reading The Painted Ponies

STORYLINKS 2020 Short Story Competition for Young Writers

Children in Grades 4, 5 and  6 are invited to write a short story of between 1000 and 1500 words - on any subject. The winner will receive $100 and have their story published on the StoryLinks website. IMPORTANT DATES Entries due by 9 OCTOBER 2020 Shortlist announced 19 OCTOBER 2020 Winner announced 1 NOVEMBER … Continue reading STORYLINKS 2020 Short Story Competition for Young Writers

House of Dragons

by Jessica Cluess reviewed by Margaret McKay-Lowndes The author's  website describes her new book House of Dragons as “the intrigue of the Three Dark Crowns meets the cast of The Breakfast Club if they rode dragons into battle” and it is difficult not to agree with the author’s  assessment. The ‘loser teens’ story is played … Continue reading House of Dragons

Edie’s Experiments 2: How To Be the Best

by Charlotte Barkla illustrated by Sandy Flett reviewed by Barbara Braxton Edie has settled into her new school and is starting to make friends, despite her somewhat catastrophic early attempts (Edie's Experiments 1 How To Make Friends) to treat the process like a science experiment.  Her love of science and concern for the environment is … Continue reading Edie’s Experiments 2: How To Be the Best