Jess Black Celeste Hulme New Frontier Publishing ISBN 9781925059465 RRP $14.99 Age 7+ Date of publication February 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart Another adventure for Eve and Oscar involving fire breathing dragons and a dragon slayer. Jess Black co wrote the Bindi Wildlife Adventure Series and this time the protagonists are saving a mythical creature from extinction. Readers in our library were very happy to see it arrive.
Scholastic Australia Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch ISBN: 9781760157234 Published: August, 2015 RRP: $14.99 Making bombs for Hitler centres on Lida and her younger sister who are separated when they are caught by the Nazis. The strength of their characters and the struggle to survive and help each other is truly remarkable. These brave young children have seen so many horrors find the courage to go on and face more horrors with dignity. There are many books written about the Nazis and […]
Pamela Rushby Omnibus Books ISBN 9781742991344 RRP $16.99 Age 10+ Date of publication October 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is a great story especially for students who enjoy historical fiction. The book is based on facts and highlights events surrounding the Shearers Strike of 1891. The story is set in the Queensland town of Barcaldine so we get further insights into life in rural Queensland.
D Luckett Omnibus Books ISBN 9781742990392 RRP $15.99 Age 8+ Historical fiction Date of publication August 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart This book was given high praise by a Year 6 girl who is not a particularly committed reader. That is enough for me to recommend it. It is one of a new series of books loosely based on fact and looking at the lives of young people moving to Australia. This one is set in the early 1900’s.