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The Calling of Jackdaw Hollow

When Jackdaw Hollow is the only survivor of a lightning strike, he searches for the reason why he survived. As he does, he befriends Angeline, a wildling girl who knows where her destiny lies – the circus, who might help him in his quest. This novel is an impressive masterpiece; one of the best I’ve …

What a Snail Knows

This is a story about Lucy and her home life challenges and how she overcomes them. In the book, Lucy’s mum has died. She is told that it’s just her and her dad and they don’t need anybody else. Her grandparents want her to live with them but dad gets scared they might take Lucy …

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief was an amazing, magical story, full of twists, turns and drama. I happily await the day when everyone else will jump into the wild and deadly world of Alicorns and my new favourite hero Skandar, and his brave friends!! With loveable, annoying and selfless characters, this story is a compelling …

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 …

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 …