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The Power of Six

The Power of Six succeeds the first novel (I Am Number Four) in the Lorien Legacies series and continues John Smith’s story as he travels around in search of places to hide. He meets more of his own kind and his buddy Sam is there with him. The story switches perspectives between John and another …

I Am Number Four

I Am Number Four is the 1st of 7 books in the Lorien Legacies. It starts the journey of John Smith (Number 4) and his Cêpan, Henri Smith. He travels to Ohio and meets his first two friends: Sam Goode and Sarah Hart. They try to live a normal life, but something big goes down …

My Hero Academia: School Briefs 1

This book is set in a supernatural world where everyone has superpowers called “quirks”. A 16-year-old boy named Izuku Midoriya appears quirk-less, however, he has been passed down the quirk of the number one hero All Might, becoming his successor. This novel is about Izuku’s adventures with his friends in UA High School. This novel …

Skulduggery Pleasant

Skulduggery Pleasant is about a girl in Ireland named Stephanie Edgley. The book starts with the revelation that her uncle is dead. Attending the reading of his will is Stephanie’s family, and one stranger, named Skulduggery Pleasant. When there is a break-in at her late uncle’s house, Skulduggery Pleasant saves Stephanie with magic. Now Stephanie …

Follow Your Feelings – Max and Worry

Follow Your Feelings – Max and Worry by Kitty Black is an inspiring children’s story that helps children to know how they should deal with worry. I love the use of animals to represent the emotions Max is feeling. This is a book that I would recommend for young children to help them learn how …

A Weekend With Oscar

A Weekend with Oscar by Robyn Bavati is a story that captivates its readers by showing them what it is like to live with a sibling that has a disability. This story has themes of mild romance with the new girl called Zara and also displays being there for your family and how Jamie takes …

I’m A Fabulous Crab!

Henry the hermit crab wanted MORE. He was sick of not having sequins, sparkles, flounces and frills like other sea creatures and wished hermit crabs didn’t just hide in the sand with their boring shell. The 6 year olds who read it loved the sparkly title, the glittery pictures and rhyming language. They enjoyed the …

There’s Only One Grandpa Like You

This colourful picture book with watercolour illustrations tells the reader about all the different types of grandpas you can have – from the planter of trees and tales to knowing every fact about sport. But a repeated message is ‘there is only one grandpa like you’. The book was read to group of 6 year …

Little One

This picture book is the story of many children’s love of their special toy. Pippi’s toy is called Little One and they do many things together. Pippi says ‘she’s soft like mist and always warm’. We shared this book with some 5 year olds and they thought it was a beautifully written story with gorgeous, …