Review: Skin Deep

Scarlett lives in her privileged world, not realizing how fragile the bubble that we all live in is. The story starts some time after Scarlett has survived a horrific accident. She is a survivor, but does not see it that […]

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Review: Get Back In Your Books.

There’s mayhem in the library. Just the way I like it, as it happens. Characters jumping out of the page? Yep, all of our favourite characters will do that. But maybe not literally… Except in this case – they are. The […]

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Review: Just One Bee

This is a beautifully crafted book, written by Margrete Lamond and Anthony Bertini, with haunting and whimsical illustrations by Christopher Nielsen.  It tells the story of One- Bee, alone in a desolate landscape, lonely and forgotten. Nielsen’s illustrations sensitively depict […]

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Review: Leilong the Library Bus

Who doesn’t love a good story? We all want to be intrigued and captivated by a fun and engaging tale, and Leilong the Brontosaurus is no exception. Lelong’s friends, Mo, Maggie and Max are excited to introduce Lielong to the […]

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Review: A Weekend with Oscar

Looking after a younger brother with additional needs for a weekend doesn’t sound like an easy gig for a sixteen year old kid.  Nor is it. Jamie is a smart kid, in the accelerated class at school, who tries to […]

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Review: Earth’s Aquarium.

This over-sized book is a joy to look at.  With richly detailed illustrations of the various aquatic environments, children will be fascinated and want to linger over each double-page spread.   This book explores a number of different wetland, river […]

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Review: Echo in the Memory

What an enjoyable read. This is a very original story, told in two separate viewpoints, both teenage boys called William, separated by 200 years of history. The contemporary boy, Will Richards is a fifteen-year-old boy just trying to do his […]

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Review: Maria’s Island

With its full colour illustrations and detail in the chapter beginnings and ending, this book is a joy to look at. Gill Smith’s illustrations depict the rich landscape of the village of Plaka in Crete, where this novel is set. […]

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