Tag: children’s fiction

Review: A Monster Calls (film)

Review: A Monster Calls (film)

The film version of A Monster Calls will be released in Australia on July 27 (this coming Thursday!). A review of the book is already up on this site, as well as a Q and A with the author, Patrick Ness, but let’s talk about the film. A Monster Calls… Read more »

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Review: The Great Dragon Bake Off, Nicola O’Byrne

Review: The Great Dragon Bake Off, Nicola O’Byrne

Flamie Oliver doesn’t want to be a terrifying dragon like the other dragons at the Ferocious Dragon Academy – he just likes to bake. It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a kids’ book, but this one has both dragons and cake, so how could I resist?! My little dragons and… Read more »

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Review: Nightbird, Alice Hoffman

Review: Nightbird, Alice Hoffman

– A beautifully written middle-grade book, but the story was fairly simple. Twig and her mother live in the small town of Sidwell, where there are rumours of a monster lurking. Twig keeps the monster a secret – it’s her brother, James. Twig is forbidden to visit the new family next… Read more »

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Review: Twerp, Mark Goldblatt

Review: Twerp, Mark Goldblatt

“Sometimes when you brace yourself for a storm, you get a gentle breeze. The storm only comes when you’re braced for nothing whatsoever” I don’t usually review children’s books, but when I read the premise of Twerp I decided to break the rules. The story is told from the perspective… Read more »

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