Book Review / Hugo Makes a Change by Scott Emmons
By Lucie Towers
“If you’re going to sink your teeth into one picture book about eating a balanced diet…Hugo Makes a Change makes for a read as sweet, juicy and refreshing as a big red crunchy apple on a dark moonlit night. It’s an absolute treat.”
Lucie Towers reviews Hugo Makes a Change by Scott Emmons.
Book Review / Dark Convicts by Judy Johnson
By Beatriz Copello
“Not many people know that in the first fleet there were 11 black men; most of them had been convicted for petty crimes.” Beatriz Copello reviews Judy Johnson’s Dark Convicts, an insightful book of historic poetry based on Johnson’s own ancestry.
Book Review / Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
By Myra Opdyke
“Bridge of Clay is a quiet rollercoaster, with each phrase written as if it carries a great weight. It is a novel in celebration of the small things in life and the simple, fleeting moments that make up our lives.”
Myra Opdyke reviews Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak.
Book Review / Begone the Raggedy Witches by Celine Kiernan
By Kristyn M. Levis
“This book is one of those reads that provides adventure left, right and centre; perfect for quest-loving fans.”
Kristyn M. Levis’ review of Begone the Raggedy Witches gives a compelling impression of this exciting new book by Celine Kiernan.
Book Review / Wraith by Alexandra and Shane Smithers
By Kristyn M. Levis
“Every now and then a book comes along that is both exciting and hilarious, with a spatter of lessons which aren’t shoved down the reader’s throat. Wraith is one of those from the get-go.”
Kristyn M. Levis reviews Wraith by Alexandra and Shane Smithers, an exciting new addition to fictional literature.
Book Review / The Traitor and the Thief by Gareth Ward
By Amanda McLeod
“The story is set in an alternate Victorian London, and the steampunk elements are woven beautifully into the narrative…”
Amanda McLeod reviews the action-packed YA novel The Traitor and the Thief by Gareth Ward.
Book Review / Blakwork by Alison Whittaker
By Kyra Thomsen
“Always, a mirror is held up for the reader to re-examine themselves in the reflection of the work and the struggles of Indigenous peoples.”
Kyra Thomsen reviews Blakwork by Alison Whittaker, a poetry collection which provokes thought on contemporary and historical Indigenous consciousness in our society.