Heroic Girls


The “weaker sex”?

Jennifer Minicus | 08 April 2014
Abbie Deal discovers the adventure hidden in ordinary life.

Royal family disappears

Jennifer Minicus | 01 February 2014
Only a magical castle can find them.

The legacy of a great author

Jane Fagan | 24 July 2013
A wonderful message for children and adults alike.

A book that builds character

Kathleen Pacious | 21 July 2013
A well-told, gentle and beautiful story that traces growth to maturity.

Hope lends beauty to even the bleakest tale

Clare Cannon | 10 May 2013
This remarkable story teaches history, humanity and hope. Why did I avoid it for so long?!

In Defence of Fantasy

Clare Cannon | 26 April 2013
Many people tell me they don't have time for fantasy. They prefer to keep their mind in the 'real world'.

Historical Fiction for Teens

Clare Cannon | 09 April 2013
A series that puts heart into history.

Unspoken

Jennifer Minicus | 08 April 2013
A story from the Civil War.

My childhood correspondence with Laura Ingalls Wilder

Olga Marlin | 23 February 2013
Writing about Laura Ingalls Wilder is, for me, like writing about an intimate friend.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Jennifer Minicus | 07 January 2013
An engaging story about true happiness.

The Icarus Project

Jennifer Minicus | 20 November 2012
Does scientific inquiry trump human rights?

The Trumpeter of Krakow

Jennifer Minicus | 17 November 2012
Everyone admires a young, courageous hero.

Palace of Stone (Princess Academy #2)

Clare Cannon | 12 October 2012
An outstanding sequel to Princess Academy which takes Miri’s exploration of the meaning of life, education, friendship and love to a whole new level.

Mara, Daughter of the Nile

Margaret Hannon | 20 July 2012
A tale of intrigue and romance in ancient Egypt.

Book Reviews

Video Review: Holiday Reading for Teens and Young Adults

Clare Cannon | 29 June 2012
Entertaining summer (or winter) reading for the holidays.

Second Fiddle

Clare Cannon | 21 April 2012
A beautiful story of friendship, of heroism, of art, music, culture and creativity all threaded together in one amazing adventure.

A Waltz for Matilda

Clare Cannon | 14 February 2012
A fun, engaging, and edifying historical novel for teens and young adults.

Small Acts of Amazing Courage

Clare Cannon | 02 January 2012
One of those little books that is well worth reading.

The Luck of the Buttons

Jennifer Minicus | 05 November 2011
Tugs Button proves that middle school girls can be sweet.

Birthmarked: a brilliant new dystopian series

Clare Cannon | 22 June 2011
Finally a series with characters you love spending time with.

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