Rachel Renee Russell Simon & Schuster Australia ISBN 9781471144608 RRP $16.99 Age 7 – 11 Date of publication October 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart Just in time for Christmas reading comes Dork Diaries (number 10) and a whole new adventure. This time it involves 7 puppies without a home … until of course Nikki adopts them.
Dav Pilkey Dav Pilkey Scholastic ISBN 9781760152611 RRP $14.99 Age 7+ Date of publication September 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart This genre is becoming increasingly popular and quite a large number of similar books with more pictures than text are currently on the market. This series is one of the originals and is still in great demand in our library. This new book has a waiting list!
Meredith Costain Danielle McDonald Scholastic Australia ISBN 9781760153045 RRP $12.99 Age 7+ Date of publication August 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart If you are a 7+ year old student this is the book to be seen reading. These books are very popular and an excellent was to extend young readers.
Dav Pilkey Dav Pilkey Scholastic Inc ISBN 9781760151553 RRP $12.99 Age 6+ Date of publication July 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart For fans of this series (and there are many of them) this new novel (the eleventh) will be enthusiastically received. Of course this new book follows the same format but there is plenty to read as well as the illustrations to enjoy. According to the blurb, Dav Pilkey’s 2nd grade teacher told him he couldn’t spend the rest of his […]
Aaron Blabey Aaron Blabey Scholastic ISBN 9781760150426 RRP $9.99 Age 7+ Date of publication July 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart Aaron Blabey has turned his talents as both a writer and illustrator to a graphic novel for the 7+ age group. The bad guys (episode 1) features a wolf, a snake, a shark and a piranha. Although we associate all these animals with danger they are looking for ways to be seen as the “good guys” and prove that they are […]
Karen Wood Astred Hicks Allen & Unwin ISBN 9781743319055 RRP $9.99 Age 7+ Date of publication June 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is a winning combination; triplets (who could practically read each others minds), a hidden past, family secrets, gypsy horses and an opportunity for the girls to win a big talent show and make their dreams come true. Read it and see. There are more in the series to come.
N J Gemmell N J Gemmell Random House ISBN 9780857987334 RRP $14.99 Age 7+ Date of publication June 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart This book centres around the trials and tribulations of Coco Banjo and her best friend N (Narianna Nicketson) who are students at Banksia Bay Public School. In this first book, in a series to follow, we are introduced to the key characters and some of the staff and students at the school….many of whom we can sort of […]
Jess Black Celeste Hulme New Frontier for Scholastic ISBN 9780957988415 RRP $14.99 Age 7+ Date of publication June 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart From the author of the popular Bindi Wildlife Adventure Series comes this new book which focuses on some similar themes of animal welfare and the environment. However this book has myth and fantasy interwoven in the story. The central character, Eve shows courage and humour during her adventures which start with a large metal chest in her Gran’s attic. […]
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 […]
Meredith Costain Danielle McDonald Scholastic Australia ISBN 9781760153038 RRP $12.99 Age 7+ Date of publication May 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart A new book in the Ella diary series is out and this one is all about pets. The books are great for early readers and writers and they have some dedicated followers in our school library. There will be a queue for this latest book.
Emer Stamp Scholastic ISBN 9781407136387 RRP $12.99 Age 7+ Date of publication October 2014 Reviewer Neville Sandon On the theme of friends. I have giggled my way through this silly story The Super Amazing Adventures of Me, Pig without reading the first book by Emer Stamp. Pig, who is the “author”, is such a naieve character. Mr and Mrs Sandal, who are vege-loving characters, are Pig’s new owners, and are out to make sure pig is looked after. I suspect […]
Knife and Packer Knife and Packer ISBN 9781743627242 RRP $12.99 Age 7+ Date of publication March 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart The third Wheelnuts Craziest race on earth actually takes place in space. It is the same bright format with crazy pictures. The print is easier to read on some pages more than others. Of course black on yellow trumps black on pink or blue. However those caught up in the crazy adventure may not even notice!
Knife and Packer Scholastic ISBN 9781743627235 RRP $12.99 Age 7+ Date of publication November 2014 Reviewer Megan Stuart Read the first chapter for free on line at http://www.wheelnuts.net.au/images/read/Wheelnuts_Book2_sampler.pdf and see for yourself the colourful and imaginative pages first hand. This is the second book in the wheelnut series and like its predecessor it is cute and quirky. This time the race includes haunted castles, ferocious dragons and vampire bats.. Perhaps not bedtime reading for some but it is light hearted […]