Tag Archive | Younger Readers


Coraline. An Adventure too Weird for Words by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I listened to this walking the darkened streets of my suburb. Scared the bejesus out of me. Definitely one to read with the lights on. Dawn French is a perfect choice to read this – alternately funny and scary […]

Angel Creek

Angel Creek by Sally Rippin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Loved this family-based fantasy.Jelly is struggling with moving away from her primary school friends, She is worried about starting high school, doesn’t get along with her cousin, Gino, and there a family undercurrents that are making her very uneasy.It all adds up to one […]

Phantom of Blood Alley

Phantom of Blood Alley by Paul Stewart My rating: 4 of 5 stars Barnaby Grimes is an excellent series. The characters are engaging, the plots intriguing and the world building is great. The whole is enhance by the wonderful illustrations from Chris Riddell. 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


Rivertime by Trace Balla My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a great book. I like it a lot, as it reminds me of my childhood, which we spent adventuring to the hills around Dargo, an island in the middle of Bass Strait, camping at Port Campbell, Cape Patterson, Cumberland River and Saltwater, and […]

Maybe Tomorrow – Australia Day post

Maybe Tomorrow by Boori Monty Pryor My rating: 4 of 5 stars There should be more stories like this in the world. Monty Pryor’s heart-breaking, uplifting, and funny recollections of his life – so far – will fill your heart and feed your soul. If you think that you know about ‘the Aboriginal history’ of […]

The Whisperer

The Whisperer by Fiona McIntosh My rating: 4 of 5 stars What if you could hear everyone else’s thoughts? All the time? And what if one of the voices you could hear was that of the Crown Prince? And What if that Crown Prince was under threat from his ambitious and ruthless uncle?Well then. You’d […]