The Wearing of the Green | Book Review

【 THE WEARING OF THE GREEN 】 ★★★★ Gentle historical fiction about the goldrush era in Australia. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Claire SaxbyPublished: April 2022Publisher: Walker BooksPages: 192 (paperback) Thanks to Walker Books for a copy of this for review. It's been a long time since I read middle grade historical fiction and I'd forgotten how … Continue reading The Wearing of the Green | Book Review

Steampunk WWI in Leviathan | Book Review

【 LEVIATHAN 】 ★★★★ A steampunk reimagining of WWI? What more could you want. Genre: Alternate Historical Fiction, SteampunkAuthor: Scott WesterfeldPublished: October 2009Publisher: Simon & SchusterPages: 440 (hardback) This was so much fun and I'm so glad I read it. I wasn't expecting this to have such young main characters – it's firmly within the … Continue reading Steampunk WWI in Leviathan | Book Review

Own Voices in Some Places More Than Others | Spoiler-Free Review

Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson Genre: Middle Grade, Contemporary Author: Renée Watson Published: October 2019 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 224 {paperback} Review on Goodreads Big thank you to Bloomsbury Australia for sending me a copy of this in exchange for review! Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing This was stunning! I read it so quickly. … Continue reading Own Voices in Some Places More Than Others | Spoiler-Free Review

Woodland Adventures in Snow & Rose || BOOK REVIEW

Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin 5/5 STARS Genre: Children's Fiction, Fantasy, Fairytale Author: Emily Winfield Martin Published: October 2017 Publisher: Random House Pages: 224 {hardback} Review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing This was such an adorable book. I wasn't sure at all what to expect when I first went into it but … Continue reading Woodland Adventures in Snow & Rose || BOOK REVIEW

Being Brave in Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell ADD IT ON GOODREADS 4/5 STARS Genre: Middle-Grade Fiction, Adventure Author: Katherine Rundell Published: March 2016 {1st pub. Jan. 2011} Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Pages: 272 {paperback} Original review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts on Finishing Ah this was just beautiful. I absolutely love Rundell's style of … Continue reading Being Brave in Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms