Evie and Pog: Party Perfect!

by Tania McCartney reviewed by Sarah Custance Tania McCartney is a children’s book writer, illustrator, and editor. She is the founder of ‘Kids’ Book Review’ and the ‘Happy Book’ podcast. Tina has written and/or illustrated dozens of picture books and children’s information books as well as having written a few books for adult audiences. The … Continue reading Evie and Pog: Party Perfect!

The Theory of Hummingbirds

by Michelle Kadarusman reviewed by Mia Macrossan Michelle Kadarusman is an Australian  teen and middle-grade fiction writer.  She grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and has also lived many years in Indonesia and in Canada. The Theory of Hummingbirds is her first publication for UQP and its a terrific book. Levi and Alba are longtime friends … Continue reading The Theory of Hummingbirds

Deeplight

by Frances Hardinge reviewed by Margaret McKay-Lowndes The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, an epic poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, brings home the excitement, wonder and poetry of the sea. Voyages to far flung places have inspired dramatic and heroic tales. And so it is with the fantasy, Deeplight, the ninth novel for award winning … Continue reading Deeplight

Nevertell

by Katharine Orton This debut novel is an interesting and unusual combination of historical novel and fantasy for readers of 8 to 12. Nevertell is set in Siberia in a prison camp during Stalin’s rule of Russia. 12-year-old Lina knows no other world than the labour camp where she was born. She endures hunger, cruelty … Continue reading Nevertell

Annabel, Again

by Meg McKinlay reviewed by Sarah Custance Meg McKinlay is the award winning author of ‘A Single Stone’ and the more recently acclaimed ‘Catch a Falling Star’. The book ‘Annabel, Again’ was first published in 2007 to much critical acclaim and is now being republished for a new generation and audience. There is a lovely … Continue reading Annabel, Again