Category Archives: book review

Somerset StoryFest has been cancelled

Usually, at this time of year I post the exciting list of authors sessions I intend to see. That was what was going to happen tomorrow. I was to see Ursula Dubosarsky, TC  Shelly, Jess Hill, Bruce Whatley (I was … Continue reading

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League of Llamas Book Reviews

Available from all good bookstores: visit www.penguin.com.au for more information. @AleesahDarlison @PenguinKidsAustralia @PuffinBooksAus   Book Review by Jill Smith©Mar20 Title: League of Llamas – The Golden Llama Author: Aleesah Darlison Award-Winning Author, Guest Speaker and Owner of Greenleaf Press http://www.aleesahdarlison.com Illustrator: Simon … Continue reading

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League of Llamas by Aleesah Darlison – I’m a winner!!

Thank you so much for offering to review the first instalment in Aleesah’s brand new laugh-out-loud series, League of Llamas Book 1: The Golden Llama. You’re one of the lucky prize winners – CONGRATULATIONS! The series is published by Penguin Random House Australia, with books 1 and 2 … Continue reading

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Two Wolves by Tristan Bancks reviewed by Jill Smith

Book Review by Jill Smith©Jul19 Title: Two Wolves Author: Tristan Bancks Publisher: Random House Australia Ben Silver is a kid that likes making up video stories. He’s always wanted to be a Policeman but doesn’t know if they’ll take overweight … Continue reading

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A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee reviewed by Jill Smith

Book Review by Jill Smith©May19 Title: A Most Magical Girl Author: Karen Foxlee Publisher: Piccadilly Press Annabel Grey has been bought up in a privileged home, with an elegant mother and Miss Finch’s Little Blue Book (1855) to guide her. … Continue reading

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My Life So Far by Jane Fonda reviewed by Jill Smith

Book Review by Jill Smith©May19 Title: My Life So Far, Jane Fonda Author: Jane Fonda Publisher: Ebury Press, London Jane Fonda has written this book in Acts. Like everything in her life, she sees as segments divided as a play … Continue reading

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Books On Tour – book review

This is the first of my Books On Tour book reviews, I enjoyed it, especially the moving Australian War Memorial scenes. Lizzie Windridge is a typical teenager living on a farm in a rural community. Self-obsessed and vulnerable to manipulation, … Continue reading

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