Tag Archive | Younger Readers

Blossom

Blossom by Tamsin Janu My rating: 3 of 5 stars There’s lots to like about this story. Lottie is a sweetie. She’s had a lot to contend with in her life so far, and when a waif in a potato sack appears on her doorstep, Lottie knows exactly what to do – take her in […]

The Elephant

The Elephant by Peter Carnavas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Oh, this is divine. Just the most beautiful, beautiful, book. So much heart, so thoughtful, such a wonderful twist in the tale. 5 glorious, wonderful, colourful stars! View all my reviews

Coraline

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

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 […]