Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Sounds of the Skies by Moira Butterfield & illustrated by Jonathan Woodward

Sounds of the Skies is a beautiful hardcover non-fiction book with realistic sound effects. Fascinating descriptions and challenging vocabulary make this guide to birds and other wildlife in a wide range of ecosystems around the world a useful addition to every home or classroom bookshelf. Children will thoroughly enjoy investigating this book either on their… Continue reading Sounds of the Skies by Moira Butterfield & illustrated by Jonathan Woodward

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

The International Day of the Girl by Jessica Dee Humphreys & the Hon. Rona Ambrose, illustrated by Simone Shin

In 2012, the United Nations dedicated a day to promoting gender equality and championing the rights and achievements of girls everywhere. Each year, the 11th October is a day to give voice to the issues affecting girls in their communities. Girls are strong, smart, creative and brave. They are inventive, talented, caring and funny. They… Continue reading The International Day of the Girl by Jessica Dee Humphreys & the Hon. Rona Ambrose, illustrated by Simone Shin

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar

The Ship of Shadows, beautifully crafted by Maria Kuzniar, is a book to be read slowly. Savour the intricate descriptions that cause the Spanish and Moroccan settings to leap of the page and into your imagination. Aleja is a girl hungry for adventure. Inspired by stories of explorers and pirates, she longs for a life… Continue reading The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Kidnap on the California Comet (Adventures on Trains) by M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman

Mystery and intrigue step up a gear in Kidnap on the California Comet, the highly-anticipated sequel to The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. This second Adventures on Trains story doesn't disappoint as 12 year-old Hal Beck is back riding the rails with his Uncle Nat. This time, they’re in America on… Continue reading Kidnap on the California Comet (Adventures on Trains) by M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman