“Adults always pretend the things they do are terribly complicated and unknowable. For the most part, they’re walking into rooms and pressing buttons of one sort or another.” Best friendsOleg and Emma are clever, they have us sussed. They do something incredible and create an Impossible Boy. Reading about what happens next will be the highlight of your day. The crazy shenanigans that ensue are random and satisfying. The tender, sweet way that family and tough real life issues are discussed and portrayed is marvellous.
Tagged: Children’s Fiction
If you’ve ever wondered what Medusa’s (the Gorgon’s) sister was like, are interested in how to successfully escape a maze and would like to know how to best peacocks then Hera’s Terrible Trap is right for you.
Michael Recycle meets Borat The Space Cat is a great tale for anyone with an interest in environmental issues and those who would like an introduction to this topic. This rhyming tale conveys the importance and relevance of this topic in a tailored way for this age group
The Unadoptables is an brilliant read taking us on the thrilling adventure of five orphans who are on the run from a sinister sea captain and in search of a place to call home.
Dewdrop is a joyous story about being a good friend, an encouragement to those around you and being you – the best you can be. In the sweetest of ways this is age appropriate mindfulness and resilience training.
I am a sucker for intrepid children who are resourceful and disarming. Whose small efforts make a big difference in their lives and in Lizard’s Tale, the world stage. These are children who have purposely decided to make a stand against obligation, expectations and gender roles.
Orphans of the Tide is a fantastic tale about history, loss, friendship, and love. It takes place in a bleak land almost devoid of joy, where the inhabitants are focused only on survival, a place mired in mystery: this is The City. Where strange things happen because they always have and only a few remember or know the truth of the matter.
The world-building is wonderful and the characters charming, thoroughly recommend
The Island of Animaux by Milo McGivern is a lovely book. Tried to hold off until it’s published in May 2020 but too intriguing. Mysterious island, incorrigible and amiable animals, fantastic tales. One not to miss.
The Missing Diamonds was an engaging mystery, which avoided being one dimensional with great writing, and an appreciation (but not blinkered focus) on the target audience.
Dial A Ghost by Eva Ibbotson is, in a nutshell, a wonderful story about orphans, ghosts, an inheritance, and awful relations.