The Land of Neverendings

Written by Kate Saunders  Kate Saunders is a full-time author and journalist in London who writes for children and adults. She won the Costa Children’s Book Award for Five Children on the Western Front. Reviewed by Renee Hills Imagination makes the world go round is the subtitle to this middle grade blend of fact and … Continue reading The Land of Neverendings

The Best Medicine

Written by Christine Hamill Reviewed by Lyn Halliday In her first book for children, Christine Hamill demonstrates her exceptional skill at handling delicate subject matter in the most hilarious way — one that will appeal to any middle-grade audience. The Best Medicine won the UK’s 2017 Laugh Out Loud Book Awards for 9 to 13 … Continue reading The Best Medicine

The Vampire Knife #1 The Witching Hours

Written by  Jack Henseleit Illustrated by Ryan Andrews Reviewed by Sandy Driessens WARNING: DO NOT look for fairies. You will not find them. And if you do. YOU WILL REGRET IT. With a warning like this on the cover, this thrilling novel has a twisted take on all that we’ve learned about fairies. On a … Continue reading The Vampire Knife #1 The Witching Hours

The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls

by Adam Cece illustrated by Andrew Weldon reviewed by Rebecca Sheraton Adam Cece, winner of the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, has written a humorous and wacky junior fiction book. The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls follows the trio Kipp Kindle, Tobias Treachery and Cymphany Chan who try to work out … Continue reading The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls

Stephanie Chiocci and the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Chase

written by Matt Porter reviewed by Rebecca Sheraton This is the first book in the Footy Stars series and features AFLW Stephanie Chiocci, who captains and plays for the Collingwood women’s team. It is great to see a female sporting hero children can relate to as one of the main characters. Stephanie jets off to … Continue reading Stephanie Chiocci and the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Chase

Bravelands#1 Broken Pride

written by Erin Hunter reviewed by Lucy McGinley Prepare yourself for an emotional roller coaster as you are immersed into the world of wild animals. Bravelands: Broken Pride, will have you crouching in the savannah grasses like a lion cub, pounding your chest like a baboon and proudly striding like an elephant as you live … Continue reading Bravelands#1 Broken Pride

The Legends series

by Michael Panckridge reviewed by Lucy McGinley You can tell Michael Panckridge, the author of The Legend Series, enjoys sport. He has packed these books with action, sporting challenges and quizzes galore. Right from the start, when you flick past the updated covers, you feel like you are one of the competitors. There is a … Continue reading The Legends series