Paws – Review

Title: PawsAuthor: Kate FosterPublication Date: 07 April 2021Synopsis: At home, Alex’s best friend is Kevin the cockapoo, although what he wants most of all is a friend at school. But that is harder than he ever expected. A touching story about learning that friendship isn’t one size fits all and is often found where you … Continue reading Paws – Review

All Our Hidden Gifts – Review

Title: All Our Hidden GiftsAuthor: Caroline O’DonoghuePublication Date: 03 February 2021Synopsis: I'll give up the tarot readings. I'll apologise to Lily. But Lily doesn't come to school on Monday. Or Tuesday. It's not until Wednesday that the police show up.Maeve Chambers doesn't have much going for her. Not only does she feel like the sole idiot … Continue reading All Our Hidden Gifts – Review

The Mermaid, The Witch, And The Sea – Review

Title: The Mermaid, The Witch, And The SeaAuthor: Maggie Tokuda-HallPublication Date: 01 September 2020Synopsis: Aboard the pirate ship Dove, Flora the girl takes on the identity of Florian the man to earn the respect and protection of the crew. For Flora, former starving urchin, the brutal life of a pirate is about survival: don’t trust, don’t … Continue reading The Mermaid, The Witch, And The Sea – Review

The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker – Review

Title: The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet StokerAuthor: Lauren JamesPublication Date: 03 September 2020Synopsis: What if death is only the beginning?When Harriet Stoker dies after falling from a balcony in a long-abandoned building, she discovers a group of ghosts, each with a special power.Felix, Kasper, Rima and Leah welcome Harriet into their world, eager to make … Continue reading The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker – Review

Rain Before Rainbows – Review

Title: Rain Before RainbowsAuthor: Smriti Prasadam-HallIllustrator: David LitchfieldPublication Date: 06 October 2020Synopsis: For anyone going through a difficult passage, this uplifting, beautifully illustrated picture book is about finding optimism in the darkest of places.Rain before rainbows, clouds before sun,night before daybreak--a new day's begun.In this heartfelt story about courage, change, and moving on, a girl … Continue reading Rain Before Rainbows – Review

Blood Moon – Review

Title: Blood MoonAuthor: Lucy CuthewPublication Date: 02 July 2020Synopsis: During astronomy-lover Frankie's first sexual experience with the quiet and lovely Benjamin, she gets her period. It's only blood, they agree. But soon a graphic meme goes viral, turning an innocent, intimate afternoon into something disgusting, mortifying and damaging. As the online shaming takes on a … Continue reading Blood Moon – Review

Roxy & Jones The Great Fairytale Cover-Up – Review

Title: Roxy & Jones: The Great Fairytale Cover-UpAuthor: Angela WoolfePublication Date: 01 July 2020Synopsis: Once upon a time, in the kingdom of Illustria, a girl called Roxy Humperdinck met a girl called Jones. Jones was a girl who knew things. Things like:Illustria was once plagued by an evil dark Diabolical Magic.But no one remembers! Because … Continue reading Roxy & Jones The Great Fairytale Cover-Up – Review