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Our Family Dragon

In ‘Our Family Dragon’ by Rebecca Lim and Cai Tse, readers are immersed in a world of Chinese culture, family and tradition. Set in the perspective of a young boy and his family, the reader is taken through the celebration of Lunar New Year. I enjoyed the flowy and articulate language that Rebecca has used …

Oscar and Pendlebury: Behind the Blue Door

In this beautifully illustrated book by Georgia Athanasellis and Anastatia Wessex, young readers will be in a world of delight by the playful rhyming and cheerful mood. In a peaceful house an adventurous young boy, Oscar and his encouraging and faithful companion and friend Pendlebury the dog go through the blue door to new delights. …

The Secret Garden

This book is a traditional, classic English piece of literature. The author, Frances Hodgson Burnett, aimed this book at children but adults would also enjoy it. This compelling book is set in Yorkshire, England. The focus of the plot is how Mary Lennox’s personality changes from a sour, spoilt little girl to someone who adores …

The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and Evil is a fantasy novel written by Soman Chainani. It follows the story of two girls named Sophie and Agatha who are taken away from their home in Gavaldon and whisked into the magical world of The School for Good and Evil. I really enjoyed this book because there were …

Keeper of the Lost Cities

Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has never quite fit into her life. She skipped multiple grades, doesn’t really connect with the older kids at her school and she’s not comfortable with her family. The reason is because she is a telepath, someone who can read minds. No one knows her secret at least, not yet. I would …

The Lost Library

The Lost Library was probably one of the best books I’ve ever read. It was very intriguing and I would definitely recommend it. I really love Mortimer, all of his 24 toes and I like how he always listens to his own heart speaking, too. Even though Mortimer is my favourite character, I also really …

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson is just a normal teenager with ADHD and dyslexia until he disintegrates his mathteacher and finds out he is actually a demi-god (half human, half god). Oh, and his friend Grover is a satyr (human waist up, goat waist down). Percy ends up at a camp with mythical creatures and the children of …

Tilda

Tilda is an astounding book that kept me engaged throughout the story. Tilda is a stubborn girl who refuses to believe that her Papa has left her orphaned. She is convinced that he will return from war, but Sister Agatha thinks otherwise. Additional to the suspense and shocking plot twist , there was humour that …

Stardiving

Stardiving is an inspiring book perfect for keen young readers. Located in the depths of the ocean, two Sperm whales, Amber and Fluke, dream of seeing stars, however throughout the text they start to lose hope of ever doing so. Personally, I believe this book is nothing but exceptional and I really liked reading it. …

Tiny Wonders

Tiny Wonders is such a wonderful and inspiring book that would be enjoyed by all ages. It explains how one simple thing can change a person’s mindset, perhaps a flower or a simple message. I absolutely loved how there was a page at the end of the book telling what the different flowers mean. This …