Scientist called it the Lake of Carpentaria. Written at a time when there was very little indigenous literature for young readers available, the series was and is a valuable addition to resources supporting studies of Aboriginal cultures, providing young readers with an insight into the life and lands of northern Australia 30 years ago.
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Barbara Braxton. Piatkus, Another classic book by Nora Roberts, showcasing the importance of family and supportive friends, delves into the horrors of domestic violence. Zane Bigelow and his sister Britt live in a beautiful house with their picture perfect parents, a successful surgeon and community minded wife. But behind closed doors, things are different, and everything comes to a head one momentous night. Told from the point of view of Zane, the reader is taken into the nightmare that if his life as a teenager, and then his life when he finally comes back to his hometown, as a successful lawyer.
He meets Darby, a landscape architect, who also has secrets in her past and a loving relationship evolves. Roberts is very skilful at writing about relationships and family life and her characters come to life on the page. Darby is a wonderful survivor, full of life and determined to make her business grow. Zane's aunt is helpful and kind and her detective husband a wonderful role model. The scenes of domestic violence are quite graphic and Roberts describes not only family violence but two separate incidents of husbands abusing their wives.
She shows how difficult it can be to leave an abusive relationship and how important it is to have family and community support. These themes overshadow the suspense of who is stalking Zane and Darby and seasoned readers will have no trouble working out who is doing it.
Roberts always delivers a story that keeps the reader engrossed right to the end and this is no exception. Pat Pledger. Bloomsbury, While inside the house everything appeared to be as it should, outside three robbers were spying on it and making a list of things they would take once they were inside. They had dismissed the paintings, the vases, the sculptures and the sweets and their primary goal was the safe!
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So in they crept intent on their mission. But they did not know they were being watched by two cats. Two cats who had their own reasons why the safe was sacred and would not be taken, and who put into place a plan to protect it.
This is a delightfully funny story that will have young readers in stitches as the slapstick comedy plays out and they want to discover who wins! The twist in the end is perfect. Written with repetitive phrases and clever use of bold font, it is made for reading aloud with the reader using the cues to build up the tension and suspense.
This is not a book that can be read in a monotone with no passion or engagement. Lots of fun and lots of scope for ideas to foil the robbers and their plans. Usborne Graphic Legends. Usborne, Although d'Artagnan is not able to join this elite corps immediately, he befriends the three most formidable musketeers of the age - Athos, Porthos and Aramis, 'the three inseparables,' as these are called - and gets involved in their adventures.
Set in the France of when there was fierce rivalry between the republicans and the monarchists, and bound by the famous cry of 'All for one and one for all. To help with understanding the context because it is set in the real world but a different time, there are pages at the back that set the scene and Usborne have their usual Quicklinks page to help the reader explore even further.
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A must for independent readers seeking to expand their horizons, as well as an addition to a unit comparing superheroes past, present and future!! Orchard Books, Fated is an exciting origin story to the Slated series.
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It tells of the chaos that started when the borders closed around the UK and the forceful control the government imposed, the start of rebellion from both those who wish harm to others and those who just want peace, and lastly the consequences of the actions made by all. The story follows Sam, the daughter of the deputy prime minister, and Ava a scholarship student who goes to school with Sam.
Both are thrown into a flurry of events when the government starts to lay blame on the youth, imposing rules and restrictions that only apply to them. This story is truly a gripping read and the perfect choice to help you decide if you want to read the Slated series. Sam's character is very intriguing as she is still figuring out what she wants to do with her life, she knows what she likes but doesn't have the motivation to pursue it. Though thankfully with the help of Ava, she slowly comes to find something to believe in and that provokes her to take action.
Ava is different from Sam as she is very driven in her studies, and knows that sometimes it's best to keep her head down and focus. Both girls are discovering themselves and with all the chaos that unfolds around them, it isn't easy. Overall, this is a wonderful and enticing story that has definitely gotten me interested in the story enough to want to read the trilogy.
I would recommend it to teenagers and up. Kayla Raphael. Zaffre, Age: Senior secondary - Adult Highly recommended. Lefteri tells the story of a Syrian couple, Nuri and Afra, traumatised by the destruction of their home and the death of their young son Sami, setting out on a path with other refugees to seek safety in another country offering some kind of hope of a normal life.
Afra has been struck blind by the same bomb that killed their 5 year old son. She is dependent on Nuri to dress her, care for her, and find some kind of livelihood. Yet as we read on, we gradually come to realise that Nuri himself is a broken man, haunted by images and memories that will not let him rest. The two of them cling to the hope of reuniting with another Syrian couple, close friends, Mustafa and Dahab, joint partners in their former bee-keeping venture in Syria, who have now found safety in the UK.
Their dream is to care for bees together again in England. Bees are an amazing community that works together for the benefit of all. Lefteri interweaves stories and experiences of other desperate refugees, people who shared their stories with her whilst working as a volunteer at a refugee centre in Athens. That experience stayed with her of people who had been through the most horrific of circumstances in their journey towards survival and renewal.
As she says The beekeeper of Aleppo is 'about profound loss, but it is also about love and finding light'. It is to be hoped that her book will provide some greater understanding of the global refugee problem and the need for all people to open their hearts to caring about fellow human beings, who from no fault of their own are in desperate need of refuge and support.
Helen Eddy. New Frontier Publishing, ISBN : Age: Themes: Honeybees, Dancing. Holly is a honeybee who just loves to dance and all the other honeybees liked to watch her. But Holly is also a worker bee and she loves to work. Her job is to collect pollen and nectar from flowers and take it back to the hive. When she takes it back to the hive she does a special dance, wiggling and waggling her body. One of the other bees discovers that her dance points in the direction of the flowers rich with nourishing nectar and powdery pollen. The next summer when the land is dry and the flowers are dying, Holly's dancing helps to point the other bees in the direction of a fertile green forest, saving the day for the hive and the bee colony.
The illustrations are an odd combination of painted, realistic flowers and landscapes and cartoonish bees, however this does help with the personification of the bee characters. The text is kept nice and short and simple but it is a little clunky and it misses the chance for rich vocabulary by using the same descriptors over and over. There is a page of factual information about the honeybee in the back of the book but the story itself does a relatively good job of including lots of this information.
The book and included facts draw attention to the threat facing bees because of deforestation, insecticides and pests. It also reminds us that 'without this little insect, we would not have three-quarters of the food we eat' because of their pollination. This would work as an introductory book for young children about bee colonies and the roles of bees both within their colony and within our ecosystem. Nicole Nelson. Nothing to See Here Hotel. Simon and Schuster, The Nothing to See Here Hotel is more than unusual - it is positively disorderly and rambunctious!
And if you thought rambunctious was an unusual word, 'you ain't seen nothing yet'! Steven Butler has created a spirited in more ways than one and rollicking fantasy tale with strange creatures and more created words than you can throw a ghost at! In the third book of the series involving the 'hidden' Hotel that caters for magical creatures of all variabilities and quirks some bad and some good , the return of their feted ancestor Abe as a ghostly apparition presents all sorts of interesting questions. He also reveals the grand Ballroom which has been magically missing and presents all sorts of astounding possibilities and there is an amazing ride to get there.
The drama unfolds when things are uncovered that suggest that all is not what it seems. The quirkiness of this book and the array of weird and wonderful creatures will be enjoyable for young readers. The explosion of created words reminiscent of the BFG's classic vocabulary is also immensely entertaining in an explodiferous and confusaplonking way!
Illustrations by Steven Lenton help to reveal what the imagination cannot quite fathom. Carolyn Hull. ISBN A sequel to the award winning Hive , Rogue takes up the story as Hayley leaves her home beneath the sea floating in the ocean until she lands on an island, there taken in by a family after their grandson stuns her.
Recovering she listens and watches: the family does not speak outside their roughly made house, the older man and his suspicious granddaughter go off hunting, while gran stays in the kitchen. Hayley is told of the boatloads of people who try to find their island, and why they must not allow the refugees' equipment to pick up their voices and come ashore.
Refugees are meant to go to Tasmania, Terrafirma, where they can be housed, not Maria Island, so they must remain vigilant, alerting the authorities if they see an incursion. As in Hive , the story moves along rapidly, Betts giving little away hinting of the life being led and what is to come. Full of anticipation, teens will read this eagerly, noting the parallels to our current position within the world and our treatment of those who come to our shores for refuge.
Bitten by a snake, the family risk their lives to cross the water to find Buckley the healer to help her. Here Hayley finds that their blood type keeps them confined, they have opted to stay on Maria to alert authorities about the drifters, but the daughter would love to leave. Everyone has had a DNA test and their blood type analysed, making a simple test an easy way of telling whether they are allowed into Australia, the Mainland.
Drones test from above, but Hayley is undetectable. When she decides to remain on Tasmania and find her own way, she becomes the target of those who see her as a tradeable item and readers will thrill with the story at her attempts to survive alone. Meeting Jacob she goes to Davenport, there to cross to Australia, but confused with a group of drifters, she is taken up by a drone and finds Australia is not what it seems. A marvellous survival story rich in detail of the possibilities of science used to track our every movement, of DNA and blood tests able to pinpoint every one of us, the implications of this dystopian world seem very real, a position not that far away.
Fran Knight. Lothian, Age: Recommended. Themes: Humorous stories, School. School can be a very funny place, but Mick Elliott has made the Craglands South Primary School into the most hilarious place in the universe. The story of the arrival of Squidge Dibley a most unique student with bizarre 'medical' anomalies and his interruption into the life of 6PU is narrated by Padman O'Donnell, one of the students who has his own quirky attributes and family life.
The class is an accidental nightmare as it seems that all the kids who might cause trouble in a school are all co-located in the same class and teachers are falling like deciduous leaves there is a small glimmer of hope along the way.
The final replacement teacher would have to be the worst multiplied by 3 possible option for the class who have perfected the art of being gross and uncontrollable. With explosions of body gases, weird behaviours, tricksters, a blow-fish as a class pet and plots of diabolical fiendishness, this account of school life is just one amusing moment after another.
Written for the generation of readers who love Diary of a wimpy kid , Tom Gates and other books designed to cater for readers who love quirky and silly humour with crazy illustrations, this will be another series that will be easily consumed and peer recommended. Hachette, Themes: Fashion, Individuality, Self image. A bright and breezy homage to being yourself is offered by Clarke in this exciting book.
Each page offers a different set of clothing and movements as the young person dons different swathes of clothes, all individually teamed with a choice of other accessories to make a statement. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information.
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