highly recommended


The "weaker sex"?

Jennifer Minicus | 8 Apr 2014
written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended
Abbie Deal discovers the adventure hidden in ordinary life.


Beloved series rereleased

Jane Fagan | 25 Mar 2014
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
Flat Stanley turns 50.


Is acting a real job?

Tim Golden | 14 Mar 2014
written for ages 13-16 | highly recommended
Ralph seeks a career in the theatre.


Best seller presents heavy topics with optimism

Jane Fagan | 28 Feb 2014
written for ages 9-12 | highly recommended
Author with Guinness World Record for highest number of consecutive best-selling adult novels writes worthwhile children's book.


Mastodons sighted in the American colonies

Jennifer Minicus | 11 Feb 2014
written for ages 9-12 | highly recommended
Famous botanist John Bartram explores North America with his son.


A story that needs to be told

Jane Fagan | 7 Feb 2014
written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended
A rare account of a boy on Schindler's List.


Why do boys love trucks so much?

Jane Fagan | 24 Jan 2014
written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended
A bestselling picture book for nearly three years.


A mother's love; a father's sacrifice

Jennifer Minicus | 18 Jan 2014
written for all ages | highly recommended
Two million copies sold so far.


A story that touched millions

Jane Fagan | 31 Dec 2013
written for ages 15-18 | highly recommended
Not your typical inspirational story.


Should young ladies know how to swim?

Jennifer Minicus | 9 Dec 2013
written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended
A must read for young women hoping to marry someday.


Book Reviews

A message of goodwill and bonding

Jane Fagan | 6 Dec 2013
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
The Australian outback floods.


Reading Matters book list for Christmas 2013

Jennifer Minicus | 29 Nov 2013
written for all ages | highly recommended
A combination of old and new titles.


An anticipated sequel is released

Jennifer Minicus | 26 Nov 2013
written for ages 9-12 | highly recommended
Kitto's disability does not prevent him from becoming a hero.


Cultures clash in the Middle East

Jennifer Minicus | 25 Nov 2013
written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended
A suspenseful story of ancient civilizations.


Do we expect more from technology and less from each other?

Jennifer Minicus | 1 Nov 2013
written for ages 18 + | highly recommended
Sherry Turkle believes we do.


Nothing beats having a new sibling

Jane Fagan | 17 Oct 2013
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
Monty has a new sister and a new magic set.


A story that tugs at the heart

Jane Fagan | 3 Oct 2013
written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended
A classic read-aloud for younger children.


Historical fiction makes learning entertaining

Tim Golden | 20 Sep 2013
written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended
Six historical novels for children.


Animals entertain readers of all ages

Jane Fagan | 13 Sep 2013
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
Charming true-life stories from the prize-winning British author of "Babe"


War pits brother against brother

Jennifer Minicus | 22 Aug 2013
written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended
An award winning book about the American Civil War.

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