Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club

by Tamsin Janu reviewed by Sarah Custance Tamsin Janu is the multi award winning author of the ‘Figgy’ books, most notably ‘Figgy in the World’ which received much critical acclaim. In ‘Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club’ Janu once again focuses on family, friends, and fighting for what you believe in but in a … Continue reading Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club

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

Small Town

by Phillip Gwynne and Tony Flowers reviewed by Sarah Custance Phillip Gwynne is an Australian author of Young Adult novels, middle-grade novels, and picture books. Some of his works include ‘The Debt’ series, ‘Deadly Unna?’, ‘Stuff Happens: Michael’, and more recently ‘The Lords of Melody’. ‘Small Town’ is the story of Milly, a young girl … Continue reading Small Town

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

Aussie Kids: Meet Taj at the Lighthouse

by Maxine Beneba Clarke and Nicki Greenberg reviewed by Sarah Custance This is the newest instalment in the ‘Aussie Kids’ series written about Australian children by Australian authors. Some of the other titles include ‘Meet Zoe and Zac at the Zoo’, ‘Meet Eve in the Outback’, ‘Meet Katie at the Beach’, and many others. This … Continue reading Aussie Kids: Meet Taj at the Lighthouse