Review: The Threads of Magic by Alison Croggon

The Threads of Magic is a fabulous fantasy adventure that anyone can enjoy, but I especially recommend it for ages 9+ (I personally have recommended it to sisters aged 9, 15, 24 and 28). It explores themes of difference, power, courage and friendship. »

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Review: The Girl with the Gold Bikini by Lisa Walker

Review of Australian YA detective novel The Girl with the Gold Bikini by Lisa Walker. »

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Review: Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo

Beverly, Right Here is the third and final book in the Three Rancheros series. Kate DiCamillo provides a gentle way to explore hard and painful circumstances that end with a sense of hopefulness. »

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Review: The Man In The Water by David Burton

The Man in the Water is an enjoyable, fast-paced read that follows the story of sixteen-year-old Shaun who lives in a remote mining town in Queensland, Australia. While skipping school, he discovers a dead body. Recommended for teenagers who like mysteries or any readers of young adult books. »

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Review: The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim

Wai Chim’s stunning new novel, The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling, is an engaging and totally immersive read - from which you will emerge heart-wrung and hungry. »

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