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

Hotel Flamingo

Written and Illustrated by Alex Milway Reviewed by Zewlan Moor Anna Dupont’s Great-Aunt Mathilde has left the Hotel Flamingo to Anna in her will. Anna arrives to a decrepit old hotel with skeleton staff and empty books. Worse than this, The Glitz hotel has opened on top of the hill, in direct competition. It takes … Continue reading Hotel Flamingo

The Adventures of Jellybean

Written by Bill Condon and Dianne Bates Illustrated by Lucia Masciullo Reviewed by Rebecca Sheraton Co-authors Bill Condon and Dianne Bates have written a delightful early chapter book for ages 6 and above, published by the University of Queensland Press. Eight-year-old best friends, Rory Hunter and Trang Nguyen live next door to each other in … Continue reading The Adventures of Jellybean