Reviewed by Ruby, age 7
I liked Night Ride into Danger because it has horses in it and because Jem and Paw got to drive
the Cobb & Co coach.
My favourite characters are Senorita Rodriques and Juanita because they have lots of secrets!
I’d love to meet both of them because they sound amazing and because they know how to take
care of people like doctors do except they are not doctors.
If I could change one thing about this book I would make it so Paw didn’t injure his leg.
If Imet Jackie French I would tell her that I loved her book and I wish I could write as well as her.
I would recommend this book for kids who like reading exciting books with a bit of danger!
Meet Stevie Louise Mason. She’s a vibrant twelve-year-old aspiring actor, entrepreneur, and introvert. Stevie lives on Brooke Street with her best friends, the Brooke Street gang! Today, Stevie is going to ask them the most important question of their lives!
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Zola loves living on Boomerang Street with her mum and her nonna. Every day of the week is an adventure. But Zola has a problem. No matter how much she tries, she can’t keep out of trouble. Like on Saturday, when it’s tomato day at Nonna Rosa’s and Zola is helping out…
What Zola did on Saturday is the latest in the Zola series, though readers can easily enjoy this story as a stand-alone novel. Zola’s stories are a wonderful celebration of community, friendship and kindness from the bestselling author of Looking for Alibrandi, Melina Marchetta.
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Penguins can’t fly; they just aren’t born that way. But knowing that doesn’t stop Vernon the Penguin from trying his absolute best.
“Every night, he would dream of riding the wild west wind, curling and twirling, swooshing and swirling along its currents.”
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Reviewed by Geni Kuckhahn
‘Bear,’ said Rat. ‘I’ve been wondering. Will we always hold hands like this, even when we are old and wrinkly…
Bear and Rat are special friends. The best of friends. Forever friends. Soul mates.
As they journey together through the seasons, Rat ponders and asks Bear…
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Reviewed by the Geni Kuckhahn
It’s a dark and dangerous journey for the Cobb & Co night mail coach. But, young Jem Donovan isn’t afraid. He’s helped his father deliver the coach and its passengers safely dozens of times before. With six mysterious characters packed into the coach, this is sure to be an exciting ride.
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Nelson is having a tough time at school. The girls don’t like him, not in that way, and the guys think he’s a bit of a loser. But, at least before his best friend moved away and forgot about him, school was bearable. Life, at the moment, sucks.
When Nelson’s parents undertake to run a ski lodge for the season, he spends every weekend up in a small town where no one knows him and discovers, to his relief, that he can reinvent himself. He can be anyone he wants to be.
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Reviewed by Ruby, age 7
I enjoyed reading this book. It’s an adventure story that also teaches you a bit about history. My favourite character is Naomi because she took Bert, Teddy and Louie back in time and she’s also really brave.
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By Ambelin Kwaymullina
Billie wants a new bike, but Mum doesn’t have any money spare to buy it. Uncle Jack could buy it for her, but he won’t. Instead, he’ll give her a job to earn the money to buy it for herself. But making money takes time, and Billie doesn’t want to wait – she wants the bike now!
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By Neil Gaiman
Apparently there’s a Neil Gaiman book for every member of my family. Yay! They’re never too young to start, and though my 6-month-old son prefers chewing Chu’s Day to reading it, I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Chu is a panda with, we are told, a very dangerous sneeze. When Chu sneezes, bad things happen. We follow little Chu through his day as he manages to keep his sneeze at bay but, when his parents take him to the circus, his sneeze gets the better of him
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