Kate Furnivall Simon & Schuster ISBN 9781471172281 Date of publication October 2018 Age 12+ (General) RRP $39.99 Reviewer Barbara Hoodless A gripping story of love, hate, forgiveness and moving forward in the aftermath of war.
Stewart Foster Simon & Schuster ISBN 9781471145421 RRP $16.99 Age 9+ Date of publication July 2017 Reviewer Barbara Hoodless The story is told by two high school boys and gives a brilliant insight into their minds. One suffering from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and is being bullied. The other is the bully. How brave and honest is Alex? How thoughtless and angry is Dan? This is an encouraging story for young readers.
William Joyce Simon & Schuster Australia ISBN 9781442473553 RRP $9.99 Age 7+ Date of publication April 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is an unusual book and although it is set in a “toy world” it explores feelings and relationships in a very human way. It will no doubt foster empathy and imagination in the reader. It is a wonderful and uplifting adventure and the illustrations are fabulous.
Rachel Renee Russell Erin Russell Simon & Schuster Australia ISBN 9781471117718 RRP $16.99 Ages 7 – 11 Date of publication June 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart It’s here! The latest book in the Dork Diary series is about to hit the library shelf but only briefly because there will be a queue of girls waiting to get their hands on it. The author Rachel Renee Russell is the 8th highest selling children’s author in Australia. In this latest book the diary […]
Meg Wolitzer Simon & Schuster ISBN: 9781471123764 RRP: $16.99 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Age: 12 + Date of Publication: October 2014 Reviewer: Donna Clark Jam Gallahue is a grade 10 student so lost in her grief over the death of her English boyfriend Reeve Maxfield that her parents decide to send her to a boarding school called The Wooden Barn, which is in rural Vermont. It is especially for very intelligent, damaged, fragile youth. Jam is selected with five other […]