Doll Bones, a book review by Geni Kuckhahn

Doll Bones

They say nobody does spooky like Holly Black. Oh, boy, were they right. In this middle-grade fantasy by Holly Black, Doll Bones delivers a bittersweet combination of friendship, growing up and the price of story weaving. And a ghost. Zach, Poppy and Alice are best friends, a friendship which feeds on the worlds created in a role-playing saga of pirates, queens and quests. But they … Continue reading Doll Bones

The Incredible Runaway Snot

This book was gifted to me by The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Reading Time in exchange for an honest review. Eric the snot loves his life of peace and quiet, up there in the nose. Eric is clever, he knows exactly how to stay out of nose-picker’s grips. And since so many snots want to know his tricks, Eric starts a snot school! But … Continue reading The Incredible Runaway Snot

Jasmine Reviews – Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief

The Lightning Thief is the first book in Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Percy Jackson is a normal kid until monsters start chasing him. Percy is living in New York City with his mum (Sally) and his really mean stepdad (Gabe). He has a best friend, Grover Underwood, who is living a second life that Percy doesn’t know about yet. After Percy’s … Continue reading Jasmine Reviews – Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief

Brimstone (The Fire Watcher Chronicles #1)

By Kelly Gardiner Hold onto your hats, kids of all ages; this one’s double the fun. In her new children’s fiction series, The Fire Watcher Chronicles, Kelly Gardiner introduces us to not just one period of history, but two! For someone who loves historical fiction as much as I do, this was an incredible experience. As a writer, it is a novel to envy and … Continue reading Brimstone (The Fire Watcher Chronicles #1)

The Duck and the Darklings

By Glenda Millard. Illustration by Stephen Michael King Reading The Duck and the Darklings is a dramatic venture. There is a yearning, like the moment before cool water enters thirsty lips. Relief, perhaps, and a longing. Something magnificent is about to unfold. “Reading The Duck and the Darklings is a dramatic venture.“ Yes. I do know I’m talking about a picture book. But this is … Continue reading The Duck and the Darklings

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“When was the last time you really read it?“ If you’re anything like me, you have a favourite of the Harry Potter series. This is mine. My copy of The Prisoner of Azkaban has been so well read that every page is dog-eared. We take Harry Potter for granted; I’m guilty of it too. We know how much fun it would be to go to … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban