Elbow Grease

Elbow Grease begins to wonder whether his brothers are right and he begins to cry.  With a Crack-A-Lack-A and a Book-Shock-A-Lock-A, Elbow Grease’s eye pop wide and…

The Garden of Hope

When the sadness and anxiety is getting too much, Dad tells Maya how her mum used the garden to shine a little light when her happiness was lost.  “…Your mum knew that by the time the seeds had grown, these worries would have faded away.  She called them her seeds of hope.” 

Missing

Missing is one that wouldn’t let me put it down.  Sue’s book is engrossing, raw and emotional, especially when you think you know how it is going to end and it isn’t how you thought it would be.

Fearless Frederic

I read a lot of children’s chapter books, but none have been quite like this one, its story is fresh and real, with an injection of history that brings it all into a well paced adventure.