The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor

In 1893, Cole’s Book Arcade, Melbourne, is the Grandest Bookshop in the World, a place of wonder and magic, dreams and happiness, and also the home of Pearl and Valley Cole, who live in the store. But life isn’t all books and excitement for the two children; their favourite sibling, Ruby, died, and to bringContinue reading “The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor”

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”

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 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”

Rumblestar by Abi Elphinstone

Casper Tock-an 11-year-old who is terrified of risks and deathly allergic to adventures and danger- keeps to his schedule and lists, perfectly contented with life in one of the Little Wallops turret with his Mother and Father, avoiding the spoilt, rich school bullies, Candia and Leonard and avoiding the hurricanes sweeping the land bare. AsContinue reading “Rumblestar by Abi Elphinstone”