April Archive


A lost opportunity

Jennifer Minicus | 22 April 2014
written for ages 11-14 | not recommended
published in 2007 (1999)
Not this author's best effort.

It’s a dog’s life

Tim Golden | 18 April 2014
written for ages 9-12 | recommended
published in 2012 (1975)
A curious mixture of fantasy and human reality.

Books make bedtime easier

Jennifer Minicus | 15 April 2014
written for ages 2-7 | recommended
published in 2011
Another of Jerry Pinkney's delightful picture books.

Britain bans use of technology

Tim Golden | 11 April 2014
written for ages 11-14 | recommended
published in 1991 (1968)
Will they survive?

The “weaker sex”?

Jennifer Minicus | 08 April 2014
written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended
published in 1997 (1928)
Abbie Deal discovers the adventure hidden in ordinary life.

Happy as a pig in mud

Jane Fagan | 04 April 2014
written for ages 7-10 | recommended
published in 2009 (2005)
Anyone who has owned a pig knows this amusing animal lends itself to a story or two.

March Archive


A book that became a TV series

Tim Golden | 30 March 2014
written for ages 9-12 | recommended
published in 2002 (1966)
Who is George's real father?

Book Reviews

The library of the future

Jane Fagan | 28 March 2014
It's not just books.

Beloved series rereleased

Jane Fagan | 25 March 2014
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
published in 2013 (1964)
Flat Stanley turns 50.

Science fair projects stump students

Jennifer Minicus | 21 March 2014
written for ages 7-10 | recommended
published in 2013
Anna and her friends find a practical use for their research.

Book Reviews

Libraries, e-readers and Africa

Jane Fagan | 18 March 2014
Will e-readers end illiteracy?

Mysterious virus kills millions

Jennifer Minicus | 17 March 2014
written for ages 13-16 | recommended with reservations
published in 2013
It's the end of the world as we know it.

Is acting a real job?

Tim Golden | 14 March 2014
written for ages 13-16 | highly recommended
published in 1995 (1994)
Ralph seeks a career in the theatre.

Toads, ghosts and dead knights

Jennifer Minicus | 11 March 2014
written for ages 9-12 | recommended with reservations
published in 2013 (2012)
The only way to fight a ghost is with another ghost.

Book Reviews

Will e-books kill reading?

Jane Fagan | 07 March 2014
Study shows e-books may be detrimental to reading skills.



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