Jazzy Reviews: Ruby Redfort: Look into my Eyes by Ruby Redfort

I do so love it when Jazzy sends me an email with another of her reviews. I adore reading good reviews by young people and I often use the reviews of Jazzy as examples...

Review of ‘The Tales of Jahani’

Series Title: The Tale of Jahani. Book One 'Daughter of the Nomads'; Book Two 'The Leopard Princess'. Author: Rosanne Hawke. Illustrator: D.M. Cornish Publisher: UQP Age Range: upper primary - lower secondary. Themes: identity; trust; courage; belonging; family; journeys;...

Girl Zone Book Club: Meeting Two 2016

This book club is a group I run for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life – mother, aunt, grandma, older sister, cousin, family friend…even a dad or uncle will do. It...

Review of ‘Thicker Than Water’

The lovely Trish Buckley is here today, reviewing the just released 'Thicker than Water' by Bridget Kemmerer. Thank you Trish! For more reviews by Trish see here, here and here. To purchase 'Thicker than Water' click...

Jazzy Reviews: Alana Oakley: Mystery and Mayhem

  Jazzy reviews ‘Alana Oakley: Mystery and Mayhem’ It’s no secret that I love to feature child reviews on my blog, I have a whole tab of them here. When I read and review books for children...

Book People: Meg McKinlay

Book People: Meg McKinlay I really, really love the writing of Meg McKinlay, and when I started these Book People posts she was one of the first authors I wanted to feature. Sixty Book People...

Review and Giveaway of ‘The Frankie Dupont’ Series

Review and Giveaway of ‘The Frankie Dupont’ Series Written by Julie Anne Grasso. Illustrated by Alexander Avellino. Age Range: Middle Primary Themes: detectives; sleuthing; mystery; crime; fantasy With a background in paediatric nursing, author Julie Anne Grasso, spent...

Review of ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’

Review of 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians' Every so often I love to invite young readers I know and admire to submit reviews to Children's Books Daily. You can see all the 'child reviews' if...

Series for Readers Age 10 – Young Adult

Series for Readers Age 10 – YA There is nothing better than using the school holidays as a chance to become totally immersed in the world of a brilliant book series! I remember reading John...

Mystery Fiction: Truly Tan

Mystery Fiction: Truly Tan ‘Truly Tan’ series written by Jen Storer and illustrated by Claire Robertson. Publisher: Harper Collins Age Range: 8 years+ Themes: family, friends, siblings, sibling rivalry, family dynamics, mystery, spies, spying, moving house, moving...