When This Bell Rings by Allison Rushby

At 11-years-old, Tamsin is living next to the distinguished author, Edie St. Clair, and is used to seeing the flash of her red shoes among the boring grey sneakers. Edie is under pressure from journalists, readers and her publisher to finish her tenth and final book in the series, so, when Tamsin see’s her runContinue reading “When This Bell Rings by Allison Rushby”

Nevertell by Katherine Orton

11-years-old, Lina has never seen life outside the prison wire. Having been born there, she can only dream about life beyond the gardening in the greenhouse, eating black hunks of bread for meals and sleeping in a crowded room with older women that has occupied her life so far. Only able to imagine her grandmother’sContinue reading “Nevertell by Katherine Orton”

Bindi by Kirli Saunders

11-year-old Bindi is not into math, but loves art class and hockey. Living in Rural Australia, she has her own horse, Nell, and her most favoured thing to do is roam around her country town, adventuring with her friends. After the Summer Holidays, her new school year starts just as it always does, new teachers,Continue reading “Bindi by Kirli Saunders”

Shockingly Good Stories by R.A. Spratt

From tall tales passed from mother to daughter about everyday happenings, to Friday Barnes logical schoolgirl mysteries, and legends of Nanny Piggins’ relatives inspiring Greek myths, fairy tales and events in history, this side-splitting, entertaining cluster of stories are made to be read aloud in silly voices, or in your head. This collection of twentyContinue reading “Shockingly Good Stories by R.A. Spratt”

The Last Bear by Hannah Gold

10 year old April’s Father is an important researcher, and his current project is analysing the temperatures in the Arctic, which has sent them off to Bear Island. Bear Island is a remote arctic wilderness where, until the ice caps melted, Polar Bears used to thrive. April believed her Father that Polar Bears no longerContinue reading “The Last Bear by Hannah Gold”

The Boy who Stepped Through Time By Anna Ciddor

While on holiday in France, Perry wanders into an old ruin while at a Roman Market, definitely not expecting to be whisked away into the past, 1700 years back, when the Villa Rubia is at its former glory. While searching desperately for away back home, he must try to blend in as a slave, eatingContinue reading “The Boy who Stepped Through Time By Anna Ciddor”

The Wolfs Howl By A.L. Tait

Maven and Reeve are sent to the distant, miserable Gawn Castle, under cover on a mission to seek support for rebellion against King Bren. If they are found out, they will be killed, likewise to anyone else that are supporters of their aim. Things are bad enough, but on their arrival, their is news ofContinue reading “The Wolfs Howl By A.L. Tait”

The Fire Star by A. L. Tait

Maven is the maid and companion of Lady Cassandra, travelling to Rennart Castle because her Lady, much to her displeasure, was to marry the knight protector of the Castle, Sir Garrick Sharp, and give her precious stone, the Fire Star, to the Airl. Reeve is the 16-year-old squire of Sir Garrick, and is determined toContinue reading “The Fire Star by A. L. Tait”

The Mulberry Tree By Allison Rushby

After moving from Australia to a pocket-sized town in Cambridgeshire, England, 10 year old Immy, Mum and Dad were searching for a new home. Along with the help of a relocation woman, Helen, they look at many houses, the first, too dark and mouldy, the second to much like Star Trek, with everything blue, aContinue reading “The Mulberry Tree By Allison Rushby”

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Black Beauty follows the life story of a beautiful black horse that encounters many people and answers to many names. Born to a Mother that was their Masters pride, Black Beauty is determined to be good, so he lets himself be broken in and sold, meeting new friends such as Merrylegs and Ginger. Black BeautyContinue reading “Black Beauty by Anna Sewell”