Review – Mr Men Little Miss: in Australia

Roger Hargreaves, Mr Men Little Miss: in Australia, Penguin Random House Australia PTY LTD, Nov 2021, 32pp., RRP $16.99, ISBN 9781761044342 This book was gifted to me by The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Reading Time in exchange for an honest review. The Mr Men and Little Miss gang are back to take a tour Down Under! Across 32 pages featuring some of our favourite … Continue reading Review – Mr Men Little Miss: in Australia

Drum Roll Please, It’s Stevie Louise

Meet Stevie Louise Mason. She’s a vibrant twelve-year-old aspiring actor, entrepreneur, and introvert. Stevie lives on Brooke Street with her best friends, the Brooke Street gang! Today, Stevie is going to ask them the most important question of their lives!  Drum Roll Please, It’s Stevie Louise is a fun, contemporary novel for middle-grade readers. It is full of laugh-out-loud scenes, but those moments do not undermine … Continue reading Drum Roll Please, It’s Stevie Louise

Marie Antoinette Shocks Nobles by Taking a Bath

Daily bathing was not the fashion during Marie Antoinette‘s reign over France. French courtiers of the 18th century were all about sponging down the worst where necessary and saving baths for warm weather and emergencies. In fact, bathing was such a luxury that only wealthy nobles had bathing facilities in their own homes. Everyone else had either a bucket and sponge in front of the … Continue reading Marie Antoinette Shocks Nobles by Taking a Bath

Night Ride into Danger

This review was originally written for Pen and Fable It’s a dark and dangerous journey for the Cobb & Co night mail coach. But, young Jem Donovan isn’t afraid. He’s helped his father deliver the coach and its passengers safely dozens of times before. With six mysterious characters packed into the coach, this is sure to be an exciting ride.  But an accident causes the … Continue reading Night Ride into Danger

The True Colour of a Little White Lie

Nelson is having a tough time at school. The girls don’t like him, not in that way, and the guys think he’s a bit of a loser. But, at least before his best friend moved away and forgot about him, school was bearable. Life, at the moment, sucks. When Nelson’s parents undertake to run a ski lodge for the season, he spends every weekend up in a … Continue reading The True Colour of a Little White Lie

Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows

Wednesday Weeks never wanted to be a sorcerer’s apprentice. She loves science, not magic. But when a power-hungry goblin king captures her master, the Protector of the Realms – also her grandfather – Wednesday must embrace her magical potential to save him.  Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows is the first in a new series by Denis Knight and Cristy Burne. It is an utterly … Continue reading Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows