InterviewByBook with Sam’s Surfboard Showdown by Allayne Webster

Title: Sam’s Surfboard Showdown Authors: Allayne L. Webster and Amanda S. Clarke Illustrator: Amanda S. Clarke (debut illustrator) Publisher: Omnibus Scholastic Genre: Contemporary, realism Age Range: Junior Fiction ISBN: 978-1-74299-189-4 Book Description:  Who is the best cook in town? And who will win that surfboard? Ten year old Sam Sumner is the best sportsman at READ MORE

#InterviewByBook with Jenny Woolsey

Title: Land of Britannica Author: Jenny Woolsey Publisher: Pearls of Wisdom Press Genre: Junior Fiction/Allegory/Fantasy Age Group: 9-12 years Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. Twelve-year-old Brittney is upset her parents have split up and she wants them back together. After Dad introduces his girlfriend to Brittney and her brothers, READ MORE

A New Eco-Fantasy Adventure from Karen Tyrrell

Just Write a For Kids are thrilled to welcome back resilience and anti-bullying author expert, Karen Tyrrell! Her current blog tour includes the sequel to the fabulous Song Bird Superhero; introducing the ‘un-bee-lieveable’ The Battle of Bug World! REVIEW: Song Bird: The Battle of Bug World, Karen Tyrrell (author), Digital Future Press, 2017 Synopsis: A superstorm READ MORE

Review of the the Latest in the Ottoline Series by Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell

Ottoline and the Purple Fox, Chris Riddell (author/illustrator), Pan Macmillan, 2016 Synopsis: Ottoline and Mr Munroe love puzzles, clues and mysteries. One day, they meet an enigmatic purple fox, who offers to take them on a night-time urban safari. The fox shows them all the hidden animals of the city and Ottoline makes notes on READ MORE

Review: A fun-filled junior fiction sports series suitable for kids of all abilities

Ball Stars: The Bench Warmers, David Lawrence (author), James Hart (illus.), Random House, 2017 Synopsis:  Meet the Bench Warmers – Danny, Crystal, Angie, Omyr, Leanne and Cody. They’re the new basketball players at Robdale Primary and according to hot shot Greg ‘The Goat’ McGriffin, they don’t have a chance of winning a lunchtime game. But READ MORE