Atticus Van Tasticus

by Andrew Daddo illustrated by Stephen Michael King reviewed by Sarah Custance Adults will know Andrew Daddo from his many TV and radio shows, podcasts, stage productions, movies and even some of his other books. Daddo writes across many genres including picture books, chapter books, biographies, short stories and YA. With the release of his … Continue reading Atticus Van Tasticus

Running with the Horses

written and illustrated by Alison Lester reviewed by Mia Macrossan Running with the Horses written and illustrated by Australian national treasure Alison Lester is a new edition of an old picture book favourite. Now in a smaller hardback format it is more of an illustrated story for emerging readers. It is a stirring adventure tale … Continue reading Running with the Horses

Vognox the Viking and the Island of Skeletons

by Nick Falk illustrated by Tony Flowers reviewed by Mia Macrossan This is the  laugh out loud highly illustrated, almost graphic novel of a very reluctant Viking adventurer. Vognox is frightened of everything. He doesn’t want to go outside because there are horrible monsters out there with terrible fangs who will bite him on the … Continue reading Vognox the Viking and the Island of Skeletons

The Dragon in the Library

by Louie Stowell illustrated by Davide Ortu reviewed by Sarah Custance Louie Stowell is an English author of many books, both fact and fiction, for children as well as being the Editorial Director at Ladybird. The Dragon in the Library is her first middle grade novel that will become a series with the second book … Continue reading The Dragon in the Library

Eco Rangers Series

#1 Pelican in Peril  #2 Microbat Mayhem written by Candice Lemon-Scott Illustrated by Aska reviewed by Maria Parenti-Baldey Two snappy adventure stories with Eco Rangers, Ebony and Jay. In Pelican in Peril, the kids rescue an oil-covered pelican, Poseidon, who becomes an unexpected hero. They uncover a plot to pollute their little town’s ocean waters … Continue reading Eco Rangers Series

Mr Walker Series

Mr Walker and the Dessert Delight Mr Walker Gets the Inside Scoop written by Jess Black illustrated by Sara Acton reviewed by Leslee Anne Hewson These two new hardcover books in the series by Jess Black were published this year. Both are written in an engaging way with easy to follow storylines for the young, … Continue reading Mr Walker Series