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

As Fast As I Can

by Penny Tangey reviewed by Mia Macrossan Penny Tangey is a successful author with three well regarded novels to her credit: Two for older readers - Loving Richard Feynman , Clara in Washington  and, for middle grade readers. - Stay Well Soon. As Fast As I Can is about a young girl, Vivian,  in year five, … Continue reading As Fast As I Can

Stephanie Chiocci and the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Chase

written by Matt Porter reviewed by Rebecca Sheraton This is the first book in the Footy Stars series and features AFLW Stephanie Chiocci, who captains and plays for the Collingwood women’s team. It is great to see a female sporting hero children can relate to as one of the main characters. Stephanie jets off to … Continue reading Stephanie Chiocci and the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Chase

The Legends series

by Michael Panckridge reviewed by Lucy McGinley You can tell Michael Panckridge, the author of The Legend Series, enjoys sport. He has packed these books with action, sporting challenges and quizzes galore. Right from the start, when you flick past the updated covers, you feel like you are one of the competitors. There is a … Continue reading The Legends series