In the Key of Code

by Aimee Lucido reviewed by Mia Macrossan This debut novel combines computers, music and poetry into an original package for young middle grade readers. Told in verse that often roams across the page, takes over, dominates or quivers in a corner, this story is about developing friendships in a new home and finding your own … Continue reading In the Key of Code

Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure

by Jeff Kinney, reviewed by Mia Macrossan This is the second title in a new series by Kinney, the author of the popular Diary of A Wimpy Kid series, the first being Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal. In this second instalment Rowley is writing an epic adventure about Roland and his … Continue reading Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure

Wolf Girl 3: The Secret Cave

by Anh Do illustrated by Lachlan Creagh reviewed by Sarah Custance If you have children or work with children in any way, then I have no doubt you now no longer think of Anh Do as a T.V. personality or comedian but rather as a children’s writer with many successful middle-grade series like ‘WeirDo’, ‘HotDog’, … Continue reading Wolf Girl 3: The Secret Cave

Elementals: Battle Born

by Amie Kaufman reviewed by Sarah Custance Amie Kaufman is the co-author of many well-known series such as ‘The Unearthed Duology’ and ‘The Starbound Trilogy’ both written with Meagan Spooner and the ‘Illuminae Files’ and ‘Aurora Cycle’ both written with Jay Kristoff. The Elementals Trilogy are her first solo novels. ‘Battle Born’ starts off straight … Continue reading Elementals: Battle Born

Edie’s Experiments 2: How To Be the Best

by Charlotte Barkla illustrated by Sandy Flett reviewed by Barbara Braxton Edie has settled into her new school and is starting to make friends, despite her somewhat catastrophic early attempts (Edie's Experiments 1 How To Make Friends) to treat the process like a science experiment.  Her love of science and concern for the environment is … Continue reading Edie’s Experiments 2: How To Be the Best