The List of Things That Will Not Change

by Rebecca Stead reviewed by Sarah Custance This is the amazing new book by award-winning author Rebecca Stead. Her other books include ‘First Light’, ‘Liar & Spy’, ‘Goodbye Stranger’, ‘When You Reach Me’ which won the American Newbery Medal in 2010, and ‘Bob’ which was co-authored by Wendy Mass. With each new book Stead manages … Continue reading The List of Things That Will Not Change

What Zola Did on Monday

by Melina Marchetta illustrated by Deb Hudson reviewed by Mia Macrossan This is the first in a new series,  by acclaimed Australian author, Melina Marchetta, most famous for her books  for older children including Looking for Allibrandi, but here writing for emerging readers aged 6+. The series is planned to have seven titles one for … Continue reading What Zola Did on Monday

Zelda Stitch Term Two: Too Much Witch

by Nicki Greenberg reviewed by Sarah Custance Nicki Greenberg is a double banger author who both writes and illustrates her novels. Her works include the graphic novel adaptions of ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Hamlet’; the younger readers series ‘The Naughtiest Reindeer’, and the first Zelda Stitch book ‘The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch: Bad … Continue reading Zelda Stitch Term Two: Too Much Witch

Edie’s Experiments: How to Make Friends

by Charlotte Barkla reviewed by Sarah Custance Charlotte Barkla is the exact person you want to have written a book about a young girl having fun with science while getting into a bit of mischief and trouble. Having worked as both a civil engineer and physics teacher she knows her science and having two kids … Continue reading Edie’s Experiments: How to Make Friends

The Space We’re In

by Katya Balen illustrated by Laura Carlin reviewed by Sarah Custance ‘The Space We’re In’ is UK author Katya Balen’s debut novel and if this book is anything to go by then she is an author to look out for in the future. Katya is off to a strong start with an emotional, empathetic, thought … Continue reading The Space We’re In