The Sleeping Beauty: The Story Orchestra

Retold by Katy Flint Illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle Reviewed by Kerry Neary Music is as much a way of telling stories as producing beautiful melodies. When the beauty of music is represented through visual images and words we have some of the most wonderful books in children’s literature. The books in this series, The Story … Continue reading The Sleeping Beauty: The Story Orchestra

The Vampire Knife #1 The Witching Hours

Written by  Jack Henseleit Illustrated by Ryan Andrews Reviewed by Sandy Driessens WARNING: DO NOT look for fairies. You will not find them. And if you do. YOU WILL REGRET IT. With a warning like this on the cover, this thrilling novel has a twisted take on all that we’ve learned about fairies. On a … Continue reading The Vampire Knife #1 The Witching Hours

Once Upon an ABC

Written by Sophie Masson Illustrated by Chris Nielsen Reviewed by Danielle Freeland Sophie Masson is a prolific writer who has written many books for children, many of which have been shortlisted or received awards. Illustrator, Christopher Nielsen, is a relative newcomer by comparison, and has here created an interesting and colourful visual narrative. Once Upon … Continue reading Once Upon an ABC