The Boy, The Bird and The Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods

Oh my, where to start with this amazing story. Woods throws the reader immediately into a coastal town, Allora, where the fish jump right out of the sea, that is struck by the plague. As people drop like flies, the coffin maker sees to their needs until so many people … Read more

The Mozart Girl by Barbara Nickel

Nickel’s tale of Mozart’s sister, Nannerl, is similar to those of the Dear America series where real people and events are told through fictional stories. In The Mozart Girl, we follow the story of Nannerl and Mozart’s three-year tour of Europe. Nannerl’s story is fun and one that many older … Read more

We’re Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey

Rodkey’s book starts out on Mars. Humans have mucked up Earth so bad, survivors are huddled together in a failing Mars station. Life in the station is rough for Lan and Ila. If wearing holey trade-in clothes wasn’t bad enough, the food riots caused by their father’s Chow convinced many … Read more

Spacekid iLk: Invasion 101 by Andrew Hammond

Hammond’s hilarious story and illustrations will relate to both children and adults. iLK is growing up on his parent’s spaceship travelling from planet to planet. All he wants to do is care for his plants and survive his youth. All his parents want is for him to grow up and … Read more

The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop

Let me start off this review by saying that I have never felt so mixed about a book in a long time. There is a brief introduction to Property Jones (age 5) and her adoptive family, Michael (age 10) and Netty (Michael’s mother). Property’s parents abandoned her in the bookstore … Read more