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Matt Millz – Harry Hill (7+)

Arthur Smith: “Is that your real face or are you still celebrating Halloween?” If you like books and comedy then you will LOVE this book!! The lead character Matt Millz finds a passion for stand-up comedy after he competes in his school’s talent show. BUT his headmaster is not happy because when Matt had his first real gig outside of …

Max and the Millions – Ross Montgomery

Max and the Millions will have you on the edge of your seat. It will take you on a treacherous adventure that tests courage and friendship. “The greens attacked the reds, and then Demon came!” Will any of them escape? I enjoyed the variety of characters in this book, something different for everyone. This book will make you question becoming …

Junkyard Jack and the Horse that Talked – Adrian Edmondson (8+)

Junkyard Jack and the Horse that Talked is about a boy who is treated very badly by his uncle, cousin and aunt when his mother is put into jail for crime that she didn’t commit. Will Joe find his dad and get his mum out of prison? His only friend is a small Shetland pony who broke the animal code …

Have Sword, Will Travel – Garth Nix & Sean Williams (9+)

3 1/2 stars ‘”Now you are a knight,” said the sword. “All is properly in order.”’ Have Sword, Will Travel is a new humorous book written by Garth Nix and Sean Williams. It is the first book in a series. When Odo and Eleanor come across and enchanted sword, Odo becomes a knight and Eleanor his squire! Very soon the …

Ninja Kid – Anh Do (6+)

4 1/2 stars. “Your dad was the last ninja on earth, and since he is no longer with us I believe you are now the last ninja on earth.” Nelson Kane is an ordinary boy until his tenth birthday when he discovers he is a ninja. He is the main character but my favourite character is Kenny because he is …

The Rescue Princess: The Enchanted Ruby – Paula Harrison (6+)

It’s about a girl called Scarlette who saved an otter with her friends. I think other people will like it (mostly girls) because it’s about princesses. It’s not funny or sad but it’s still a good book. I did not learn anything, but the whole thing was interesting. I would like to read it again because I enjoyed it. My …

The Boy Who Hit Play – Choloe Daykin (10+)

12-year-old Elvis Crampton Lucas was abandoned at a park bench and adopted by a nice man called George Lucas (no, not THAT George Lucas). George, Elvis and their housemate Lloyd all go on a journey to Norway to find Elvis’ birth parents and to try to discover why he was abandoned in the first place. On his quest to discover …

Being Miss Nobody – Tamsin Winter ( 10+)

Ok, so technically I wasn’t meant to review Being Miss Nobody but I loved this book so much I wanted to do a book review on it, so here we go! Being Miss Nobody is about having the courage to speak up even if you can’t speak (in this case blogging). The book takes you on an emotional roller-coaster. Rozzie …

Ice Wolves – Amie Kaufman (10+)

‘Where had it come from? What had happened to Rayna? It was Rayna.’ Ice Wolves is a new fantasy fiction series written by Amie Kaufman. It is probably aimed for children in late primary school and early high school. When Anders’ sister transforms into a scorch dragon and himself an ice wolf, Anders doesn’t know what to do! Scorch Dragons …

Break Your Chains – Emily Conolan (9+)

“To find freedom, you must leave behind everything you’ve ever known.” That was a saying from the book written by Emily Conolan this book is a choose your own destiny. This book is part of a series called the Freedom Finders. The other books in the series are called, Touch the Sun, Swim the Seas and Split the Skies. I …

The Mice of the Round Table – Julie Leung (9+)

‘’Together in paw and tail, lest divided we fall and fail’’ – that there is Camelot’s quote. This genre in my opinion is a mixture of fantasy and adventure. I found this book to be a fun, relaxing and enjoyable read. This book will guarantee entertainment including emotions of sadness, happiness and nerves. I did not get bored in any …

Grandma Dangerous and the Dog of Destiny – Kita Mitchell (8+)

Grandma Dangerous and the Dog of Destiny by Kita Mitchell is a great book that definitely deserves more than five stars; probably a billion stars. This is about a family of three. The mother won the Health and Safety Officer of the Year award and won’t let her son Ollie (an 11-year-old boy) go and get milk from a local …

The Red Ribbon – Lucy Adlington (12+)

“Four of us: Rose, Ella, Marta and Carla. In another life we might all have been friends together. But this was Birchwood.” The Red Ribbon, by Lucy Adlington, is an action-packed novel. I liked this story, because it better reflects the history between Nazi Germans and the Jews. This book is set at Birchwood, a concentration camp. This was a …

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Are we teaching our children “good financial wellbeing”?

Confession: I don’t have any of the answers! As a child and teen I was incredibly good with my money. I saved it and spent responsibly. I worked hard for my pocket money and worked in various jobs since the age of 14. But everything changed when I went to university. I was given a lump sum and an overdraft (for …

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No Time for Reflection Anymore

I worry. About a lot of things actually. But lately my thoughts have been focusing on the lack of quiet time we all have. You know, standing at the lights, queuing up at the supermarket, passenger in the car, during the boring adverts on tellie…..in every single space that isn’t otherwise occupied. While I honestly believe there are going to …

Polly & Buster: The Mystery of the Magic Stones (book 2) – Sally Rippin (8+)

The first Polly & Buster literally blew me away. Finding junior middle fiction with such a socially complex plot and character development is rare. Sally had a lot of expectations to live up to in book 2 and I can confidently assure you that she’s smashed all of them! The story of Polly & Buster and their forbidden friendship continues …

Book reviews are a waste of time

Every month we are lucky enough to get new books that are going to be released in a few month’s time. What we’d like to do is get local kids reading and reviewing the books. I’m still thrashing out ideas but what I’m thinking is that they’ll choose one book a month* to review which they then get to keep. …

The Last Days of Us – Beck Nicholas (14+)

3.5 stars. This was an entertaining, emotional roller coaster of a book! Based on the blurb, I thought this was going to be another generic road-trip novel. In some ways, it was; however, I still enjoyed this book. For me, the central theme of this book is grief. The way that Nicholas portrayed this was very humbling and eye-opening. I …

The Cruel Prince – Holly Black (14+)

Everyone seems to be giving this book shining reviews, but I just didn’t find it all that fantastic. Perhaps this is because this is the first ever Holly Black novel I’ve read (and I’m not yet used to her style)? Or maybe it just wasn’t mind kind of book? When I first heard about the book, it sounded amazing and …