Archive | June 2016

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The Terrible Suitcase

The Terrible Suitcase by Emma Allen My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lovely story about the first day of school, and how one little thing can ruin the day – or does it. Great illustrations and good writing. Blackwood’s trademark pencil and watercolour illustrations are excellently suited to this story for pre-schoolers and preps. View […]

The Flywheel

The Flywheel by Erin Gough My rating: 4 of 5 stars This took me a while to read because I got sidetracked testing our OverDrive collection at work – let that be no reflection on how good this book is!Despite the fact that I wanted to slap Delilah for being a selfish, irritating, judgemental teenager […]

A Mother’s Story

A Mother’s Story by Rosie Batty My rating: 5 of 5 stars Harrowing, emotional, heartbreaking, and a ‘must read’. I read it in a single sitting. View all my reviews

A Mammoth in the Fridge

A mammoth in the fridge by Michaƫl Escoffier My rating: 4 of 5 stars A funny book with a lovely twist at the end. Perfect for younger readers. View all my reviews

Alex and the Watermelon Boat

Alex and the watermelon boat by Chris McKimmie My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read Sarah Mayor Cox’s review on Goodreads. It much better than anything I could write! View all my reviews

George and the Dragonfly

I’m having a Picture Book Month in June, so plenty of bonus posts! George and the Dragonfly by Andy Blackford My rating: 3 of 5 stars A lovely book about opening your eyes to the animal life that’s in your own backyard. Perfect companion book to Ten Tiny Things. View all my reviews