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Nell’s Festival of Crisp Winter Glories

Nell’s Festival of Crisp Winter Glories by Glenda Millard My rating: 5 of 5 stars This mustn’t be the end of this divine series. It can’t be! Over the seven books of the Kingdom of Silk series, Glanda Millard has maintained the characterisation, writing, heart and soul with absolute skill and class. From the heart-breaking […]

The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk

The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk by Glenda Millard My rating: 4 of 5 stars This excellent series continues with the story of Saffron Silk. Quiet and unassuming, she has enough worry for the whole Silk family. But Saffron really struggles when it is her that has a problem. Millard writes about family with such […]

The Naming of Tishkin Silk

The Naming of Tishkin Silk by Glenda Millard My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve read this book so many times – sometimes to myself and often to Year 5s. Every. single. time I get to the bit where Tishkin discovers what has really happened, and I just cry and cry and cry – even […]

The Zigzag Effect

The Zigzag Effect by Lili Wilkinson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a terrific mystery story, which includes moving interstate, Vietnamese food, rabbits, and a vanishing magician. There is also romance, mixed messages, deception and worry. It is a lot of fun, while being just a little bit scary as well.Sage (photographer, state-mover […]


Players by Tony Wilson My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you love footy (AFL) with all your heart, and you detest The Footy Show and all its ilk as much as I do, then you will enjoy Players immensely. Funny, squirm inducingly gross, and with more than a touch of criminal activity, manipulation, and […]