Kids reviews

The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper

Will Stanton is the seventh son of the seventh son, unaware that his life is about to change forever. As the snow falls, and Christmas approaches, Will begins to notice that the world around him is s…

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Why Do I Feel Like This? by Shinsuke Yoshitake

Japanese author Shinsuke Yoshitake is one of my favourite picture book creators. From death to getting dressed, he tackles topics for kids in hilarious but extremely helpful ways with cute comic-styl…

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Izzy and Frank by Katrina Lehman & Sophie Beer

Izzy and Frank are best buddies and they love exploring the beach on their island home. One sad day Izzy has to move from her beloved home to the city.There she misses the freedom of the natural envi…

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Coming Home to Country by Bronwyn Bancroft

Bronwyn Bancroft’s love and respect for her Country shines in Coming Home to Country. There are few words in this book – a sentence per page – but they are carefully chosen words and I got goosebumps…

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Take Off! (Evie and Pog, Book 1) by Tania McCartney

Best friends Evie (a girl) and Pog (a dog) live in an expansive treehouse in Granny’s big backyard. They’re a lovable duo with unusual quirks: accident-prone Evie loves rolling on grass and drinking …

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Tiger Heart by Penny Chrimes

From the first line in Penny Chrimes' Tiger Heart you feel as if you have been whisked away into a classic fairytale with all the key elements – the magic, the emotion, the adventure – but this time…

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Here in the Real World by Sara Pennypacker

Enthusiasts of Sara Pennypacker’s Pax will delight in the release of Here in the Real World, another intuitive and sensitive work with a beautifully flawed protagonist at its heart. This is a story a…

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Ash Road by Ivan Southall

I read Ash Road when I was in Primary School, probably when I was around 10 or 11. I distantly recall that after a reading diet of Louisa May Alcott, Susan Coolidge, Mary Grant Bruce, Arthur Lang, Tr…

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Meet Zoe and Zac at the Zoo by Belinda Murrell & David Hardy

Not only are Zac and Zoe great friends who live at the zoo, they’re also spending a whole day helping Zoe’s mum with feeding lions, giraffes and meerkats; only sweeping up enormous amounts of stinky …

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Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty & David Roberts

There could not be a more pertinent time for a book about a young girl with a vision for a better world! From a young age Sofia has been keen to help out and has cared about others. Along with her be…

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