A Flight of Dragons

What is the collective term for a lot of dragons? Apparently terms used include : a flight of dragons; a weyr of dragons; a school of dragons; or a wing of dragons. The term 'weyr' comes from Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders series set in the fictional world of Pern. At StoryLinks we have been busy collecting … Continue reading A Flight of Dragons

Sick Bay

by Nova Weetman reviewed by Tyrion Perkins Sick Bay is Nova Weetman’s eighth  novel and she has again written a heart-warming story of a developing friendship between two girls who each have their own particular problems. Meg and Riley are two girls in year six who meet in the sick bay of their school. Meg … Continue reading Sick Bay

Unpacking Harper Holt

Written by Di Walker  Reviewed by Margie McKay-Lowndes In this emotive coming of age story, set in a picturesque beach-side suburb of Melbourne, Di Walker’s debut novel presents a story of hope in the face of unimaginable grief and loss. The Holts - Mum, Dad and Harper are constantly on the move due to Dad’s … Continue reading Unpacking Harper Holt

The Dog Who Saved The World

written by Ross Welford reviewed by Mia Macrossan Best friends Georgie and Ramzy while at their local beach meet an interesting woman Dr Pretorius, who invites them up to her laboratory to trial her experimental virtual reality set up. Despite initial misgivings - both are very aware of the perils and pitfalls of wandering off … Continue reading The Dog Who Saved The World

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 Grand Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler

By Lisa Shanahan Allen & Unwin 2017 216 pp paperback $14.99 ISBN: 9781760293017 Reviewed by Zewlan Moor As summer comes to an end, I’d like to draw your attention to a quiet middle-grade book that seems to have escaped much hype, despite being critically acclaimed. My 8-year-old daughter and I loved it as a read-aloud. … Continue reading The Grand Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler

Little Witch #1 Secrets and Spells

by Aleesah Darlison Big Sky Publishing 2017 176 pages Paperback $14.99 ISBN: 9781925520101 Reviewed by Charlotte Barkla Aleesah Darlison is an award-winning Queensland author of picture books, chapter books and junior fiction novels. This is the first book in the “Little Witch” series, published by Big Sky Publishing in 2017. Twelve-year-old Courtney has been dragged … Continue reading Little Witch #1 Secrets and Spells