Anh Do Jules Faber Scholastic ISBN 9781760276775 RRP $14.99 Age 6+ Date of publication September 2017 Reviewer Megan Stuart Anh Do has maintained the high standard of jokes throughout this series and in book 9 there is still plenty to laugh about. There are also themes for children to identify with, moving houses and schools and thinking of good costumes. When a change of school seems inevitable Weirdo dreams he might introduce himself as Hans Some! These books continue to […]
Zack Zombie Scholastic ISBN 9781743818343 RRP $9.99 Age 8+ Date of publication July 2017 Reviewer Megan Stuart There are many Minecraft enthusiasts out there and these books are aimed at them. There are jokes and references to Minecraft which really do amuse and delight children and therefore encourage them to read. Zack Zombie is the pen name for the writing team of William and Genie Pena and their 9 year old son Matthew.
Meredith Costain Danielle McDonald Scholastic ISBN 9781760279059 RRP $12.99 Age 7+ Date of publication July 2017 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is the 11th book in this series which first appeared in 2015. The books get my support because they really do promote reading.
Michael Panckridge Ford St ISBN 9781925272635 RRP $14.95 Age 10+ Reviewer Megan Stuart Yes more books in the Legend Series are available in March. In the 3rd book in the series there is plenty of action involving tennis and our friends Mitchell, Luci and Travis. Books about sport and winning and losing always get an audience and these books also appeal to less confident or reluctant readers. The books also offer interactive Q codes for the home and the classroom. […]
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Emily Rodda Omnibus Books ISBN 9781742991337 RRP $16.99 Age 8+ Date of publication September 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart The Hungry Isle is the fourth book in the Star of Deltora Series. The heroine Britta continues to compete to win the Rosalyn Apprentice contest and be a trader. This is most definitely up the usual Emily Rodda standard and explains why these books are some of the most popular books in the library. There are teaching notes available too.
Michael Adams Scholastic Australia ISBN 9781743628010 RRP $7.99 Age 10+ Date of publication September 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart After reading the gripping prologue it is not hard to get into Michael Adams new book Skyfire. The story revolves around seven young DARE award winners (all from quite different families and countries) who get caught up in dangerous events. The great thing is that this is the first of seven books all published during the next year. Highly recommended.
James Phelan Scholastic Australia ISBN: 9781742831930 RRP: $14.99 Reviewed by: William The book, The Last Thirteen: 4, is actually the 10th book in the popular series, with the tale beginning with The Last Thirteen: 13 and counting backwards. This series is written by Australian author James Phelan and has been popular for younger readers. In each book in the series, the main character, Sam, goes searching for a certain dreamer. In The Last Thirteen: 4, Sam goes to Cambodia in […]
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.
L Pichon L Pichon Scholastic Australia ISBN 9781760153663 RRP $16.99 Age 9 – 12 Date of publication May 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is the 8th book in the series. The books have been so popular in our school library that practically every student knows exactly where to find them on the shelves. This book continues to follow the anything but mundane life of Tom Gates.
Brandon Mull Simon and Schuster Australia ISBN: 9781471121883 Published: July 2014 RRP: $14.99 Reviewed by: Nicola Cole Randolph and his friends were out trick or treating on Halloween. That is, in the realm of Earth. But when they get yanked into to the realm of the Five Kingdoms of the Outskirts, they are turned inside-out, upside down and thrown into a wagon. Cole and his friends are branded as slaves and are on their way. Cole is separated from his […]
David Warner Simon & Schuster Australia ISBN 9781925030785 Published: 1st December, 2014 Age: 8 – 11 years RRP: $14.99 Reviewed by Debbie Berger Davey and his friends are placed on detention, again, by their cricket-hating teacher. This is a disaster for them as they are in desperate need to practice for their upcoming cricket game against their local rivals, Shimmer Bay. The boys need to come up with a solution to enable them to practice whilst still completing their detention. […]
Michael Gerard Bauer Illustrator; Joe Bauer Omnibus books for Scholastic $14.99 ISBN; 978186291992 Primary school age. Reviewed By Cassandra Griffin. The first thing that struck me about Eric Vale – Epic Fail is the great illustrations throughout; there is not one page that doesn’t have a detailed drawing on it! With names like Martin Fassbender it’s not hard to smile at this story and at Eric’s nickname ‘epic fail’. With disgusting antics like rolling belly button fluff into balls and flicking […]
Author; Martin Chatterton Publisher; Random House Australia. ISBN; 978174225216 Market; Primary age children Mortimer Devere for those who haven’t read the first book is over 10,000 years old but he is just a kid, he lives on a creepy Island and this time Mort and his crew travel in time landing in the middle of a war! Of all the places to land Mort could think of better ones and so the fun begins. Fighting Vikings and to his surprise […]
Geronimo Stilton series bk 51 Geronimo Stilton Scholastic ISBN: 9780545341035 RRP: $12.99 Age: 7+ Key Words: Adventure, Reading Schemes Published: 1st Oct 2012 Reviewer: Kylie Calwell Geronimo goes on a trip with beautiful Petunia, his nephew Ben and Aunt Sweetfur. Petunia is hoping Geronimo will get some time to relax and she sends him scuba diving. Geronimo isn’t very happy with this idea, even less so when he believes he has seen a huge blue fish. It turns out that Geronimo […]
Conspiracy 365 series 2 book 1 Gabrielle Lord Scholastic Australia ISBN: 978174283828 RRP: $14.99 Age: Young Adult Key Words : Mystery, Adventure Published: 1st Oct 2012 Reviewer: Kylie Calwell Cal, Winter, Ryan and Boges are looking forward to life being a bit more normal. Their enemies are gone; locked up or just plan vanished. Cal has plans for flight school and Winter can’t shake the feeling that things aren’t right. In fact she in convinced someone is watching her. When […]
Cahills vs Vespers book 5 Linda Sue Park Scholastic US ISBN: 9780545298438 RRP: $17.99 Age: 8+ Key Words : Action, Crime, Family, History Published: 6th Dec 2012 Reviewer: Kylie Calwell The blows have been coming hard at Dan and Amy, there have been loses and now there is betrayal. Someone close to them turns on them and it shakes Amy to her very core. Then there are the threats not only to the hostages but deliberate attacks aimed at against […]
Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver. Scholastic UK. ISBN: 9781407132280 RRP: $9.99 Release date: August 2012. Age: 8+ years. Reviewer: Vicki Griffin. BA-UNE With Henry Winkler as one of the authors I am impressed, he is best known for his role in the TV Series ‘Happy Days’ as the ‘Fonz.’ His passion for children along with Lin Oliver certainly shows within the pages of this book. Billy Broccoli (such a cool name) – the main character – never thought he would […]
L. Pichon Scholastic RRP: $15.99 Release date: June 2012. ISBN: 9781407124414 Ages: 8+ Reviewed by Jeremy Griffin (Age 11 years.) ‘Tom Gate’s is a very funny book and he is always doing stuff that gets him into trouble or is funny. Even the pictures are funny. When his teacher Mr. Sprocket was showing them how to dance he sort of got tangled up and needed an ambulance to take him to hospital it was so cool! Tom gates also tries […]
Million Paws Puppy – Chris Kunz ISBN; 9781742753263 Double Trouble – Helen Kelly ISBN; 9781742753300 Ruby’s Misadventure – Helen Kelly ISBN; 9781742753287 An unexpected Arrival – Jess Black ISBN; 9781742753324 Random House RRP; $9.95ea Audience; Primary school Children Reviewed by Vicki Griffin. It doesn’t matter what type of animal is your personal favourite whether it be a dog, cat, horse or Guinean pig Animal Tales have a story to suit your own preference. Animal Tales are obviously written to a winning formula and each […]