2 February 2018 | Children's Fiction, Podcasts

The extremely inconvenient adventures of Bronte Mettlestone – book review

I read a lot of fabulous books over the summer holidays, and this book, The extremely inconvenient adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty, was one of my favourites. Miss 11 received it for Christmas, and demolished it over a day or two. And yes, Jaclyn Moriarty is Liane Moriarty’s sister – the latter wrote…

17 November 2017 | Children's Fiction

Christmas book ideas for 5-8 year-olds

For 5-8 year-old readers, I have a list of book series. Kids at this age love to read books again and again.¬†They’ll begin with listening to an adult read the whole book, then they might take it in turns to read a few pages, then they can read it to themselves. Kids are avid collectors,…

3 November 2017 | Children's Fiction, Reading

Christmas book ideas for 9-12 year-old girls

It’s seven and a half weeks until Christmas – gulp! In order to make your Christmas shopping a little easier, I am putting together a few lists of books to buy for different age groups over the next few weeks. A book is an easy thing to buy – it doesn’t take up a lot…

Three strong, original books

I’ve been reading quite a few wonderful books lately so I thought I’d bundle a few together in a review. I have so many library books teetering in a pile on my bedside table that I’m worried I’ll be decapitated during the night! I’ve reviewed an adult novel by a well-known Australian writer, a young…