The Island at the End of Everything, by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

This novel revolves around Amihan (Ami) who lives on Culion, an island in the Philippines for people with leprosy; a severe and potentially contagious disease. Her mother (or nanay) is amongst the infected, but Ami still loves her with all her heart. Ami's island is all she has ever known; with its glistening blue ocean… Continue reading The Island at the End of Everything, by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Last Duchess, by Laura Powell

This book follows the story of Pattern, a lady's maid, the main character in this terrific story of courage, friendship and magic. Pattern seems invisible to the outside world, but she is fearless, clever and fierce. All these qualities help her protect her mistress, the Duchess of Elffinberg. The young duchess is not only threatened… Continue reading The Last Duchess, by Laura Powell

Rent a Bridesmaid, by Jacqueline Wilson

Tilly desperately wants to be a bridesmaid in a beautiful dress. Her biggest dream is walking down the aisle in a spectacular dress embellished in vivid and vibrant flowers, behind a bride. She would love to be a bridesmaid at her own Mum and Dad's wedding. However, it is not very likely. When Tilly's best friend, Matty,… Continue reading Rent a Bridesmaid, by Jacqueline Wilson

The Guggenheim Mystery, by Robin Stevens

In the Guggenheim Mystery, Ted Sparks travels to New York to visit his Aunt Gloria and his cousin, Salim. Aunt Gloria, who works for the Guggenheim museum, takes them on a tour of the museum. A short while later, they discover that a priceless painting has been stolen from the museum. Unfortunately, aunt Gloria is blamed and… Continue reading The Guggenheim Mystery, by Robin Stevens

George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt, by Lucy & Stephen Hawking

This book review is in memory of the legendary scientist, Stephen Hawking, who sadly passed away on 14 March 2018. George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt is a book that combines the fascination of science with the satisfaction of reading a children's novel. It also includes 32 pages of coloured satellite images of space! The book is… Continue reading George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt, by Lucy & Stephen Hawking