11 December 2015 | Children's Fiction

Buying stand-alone Christmas books for kids

Children’s books that can stand alone, without any need to continue the drama or extend the characters, are pretty special because they are their own entity. We don’t need to look at the library for number 17, we’re not bored with the characters by book 11 and we can’t predict the pattern of the plot…

24 November 2015 | Children's Fiction

The fourteenth summer of Angus Jack – book review

The fourteenth summer of Angus Jack Jen Storer 2015 Harper Collins Children’s Books The story: Angus Jack, fourteen, and his younger sister, Martha, ten, have recently moved to Australia with their father, constantly on the move since their mother’s death a few years ago. It’s summer, school hasn’t started yet, and Angus and Martha don’t…