We Love You, Magoo

written and illustrated by  Briony Stewart reviewed by Mia Macrossan Magoo is puppy, a red setter by the look of the illustrations and he has a mind and will of his own. He is interested in everything around him and wants to try it all out – the eggs and bacon breakfast on the table, … Continue reading We Love You, Magoo


by Esther Krogdahl illustrated by Aleksandra Szmidt reviewed by Mia Macrossan This amusing and timely story is about a toddler who has missed the ‘terrible twos’ period but has become a grumbling contrary creature overnight at three and a half years old. It was inspired by Esther Krogdahl’s own daughter. When we are introduced to … Continue reading Grumbelina

Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club

by Tamsin Janu reviewed by Sarah Custance Tamsin Janu is the multi award winning author of the ‘Figgy’ books, most notably ‘Figgy in the World’ which received much critical acclaim. In ‘Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club’ Janu once again focuses on family, friends, and fighting for what you believe in but in a … Continue reading Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club

Before the Beginning

by Anna Morgan reviewed by Margaret McKay-Lowndes “What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul” Mark 8:36 This quote opens this gripping coming-of-age story from Anna Morgan author of All that Impossible Space, and provides an apt theme connecting the stories of all four main characters: Grace, Noah, … Continue reading Before the Beginning

Salt to the Sea

by Ruta Sepetys reviewed by Margaret McKay-Lowndes Ruta Sepetys is the award winning author of “Between Shades of Grey”. In “Salt to the Sea”, published in 2016 she presents a fictional account of one of the worst disasters in maritime history, the torpedoing of the ship Wilhelm Gustloff which killed thousands of Europeans fleeing the … Continue reading Salt to the Sea