Before the Beginning

by Anna Morgan reviewed by Margaret McKay-Lowndes “What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul” Mark 8:36 This quote opens this gripping coming-of-age story from Anna Morgan author of All that Impossible Space, and provides an apt theme connecting the stories of all four main characters: Grace, Noah, … Continue reading Before the Beginning

Salt to the Sea

by Ruta Sepetys reviewed by Margaret McKay-Lowndes Ruta Sepetys is the award winning author of “Between Shades of Grey”. In “Salt to the Sea”, published in 2016 she presents a fictional account of one of the worst disasters in maritime history, the torpedoing of the ship Wilhelm Gustloff which killed thousands of Europeans fleeing the … Continue reading Salt to the Sea

The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator

by Matilda Woods reviewed by Bryani-Rose, age 11 Eleven-year old Oona Britt is from Nordlor, the village of one thousand ships. She lives with her father, mother and six sisters.  Oona is very unlike her sisters, instead of wanting to marry a prince, travel South and look fantastic all the time, she wants to go … Continue reading The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator

The World’s Worst Parents

by  David Walliams illustrated in glorious colour by Tony Ross reviewed by Sarah Custance David Walliams is a well known British comedian, actor, and writer. He is the author of over 20 children’s books including the acclaimed ‘The Boy in the Dress’, ‘Gangsta Granny’, ‘The Beast of Buckingham Palace’, and ‘The World’s Worst Children’ series. … Continue reading The World’s Worst Parents

Books for Children by and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Introducing a Unique, Comprehensive and Free Resource of Books for Children by and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature has produced a new Resource that celebrates children’s books by and about Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Stage 1, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education, … Continue reading Books for Children by and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples