Harrow Lake

by Kat Ellis reviewed by Margaret McKay-Lowndes This is the fourth YA novel for UK writer Kat Ellis, who professes to write“YA thrillers with a touch of the weird”. There is no doubt that Harrow Lake has a touch of the weird. With scary ‘jitterbugs’ which make a chillingly chattering sound, to sink holes which … Continue reading Harrow Lake

Snow

by Ondine Sherman reviewed by Sarah Custance ‘Snow’ is the second book in Sherman’s ‘Animal Allies’ series,  the first book is ‘Sky’ and the third, (coming out in 2020) is ‘Star’. Ondine is a life-long animal activist and the co-founder and MD of ‘Voiceless’, an animal protection institute. This book series focuses on raising teenage … Continue reading Snow

Running with the Horses

written and illustrated by Alison Lester reviewed by Mia Macrossan Running with the Horses written and illustrated by Australian national treasure Alison Lester is a new edition of an old picture book favourite. Now in a smaller hardback format it is more of an illustrated story for emerging readers. It is a stirring adventure tale … Continue reading Running with the Horses

The Year We Fell From Space

by Amy Sarig King reviewed by Mia Macrossan Amy Sarig King has  published many critically acclaimed young adult novels under the name A.S. King, including Please Ignore Vera Dietz, which was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, and Ask the Passengers, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. This latest title, writing as Amy Sarig … Continue reading The Year We Fell From Space

Fly

by Jess McGeachin reviewed by Kerry Neary Sometimes children’s stories take a leap of the imagination but children are so used to this from their let’s pretend games it doesn’t bother them. In Fly, Lucy finds a small bird that can’t fly. Being a fix-it sort, she thinks she can help. She gathers a few … Continue reading Fly