The skylarks’ war by Hilary McKay

amy-skylarks-war.jpgClarry and her older brother Peter look forward to their summers with their grandparents, and older cousin Rupert, in Cornwall. This sweet, moving, rather dark tale follows them as they grow up, and World War One changes everything.

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The homestead on the river by Rosie Mackenzie

cynthia-homestead-on-the-river.jpgA liesurely-paced historical fiction. A family moves to Australia after they lose their Irish ancestral home. But the past does not stay in the past and secrets finally come to the surface. Beautiful descriptions, a happy ending but somehow the characters did not fully interest me.

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New review team members

We welcome three new members onto the rrlreads review team who will contribute reviews over the next 6 months.

Book reviewers 2017 Jul-Dec

Ariba : My best books are from “Pug Series” but I enjoy adventurous books too. In my free time I love to watch movies.

Kate : My love is non-fiction, especially memoirs narrated by the author (Magda Szubanski and Moby narrate their memoirs just as brilliantly as Luisa). With a seven year old (who especially LOVES books) I can do children’s picture books and I myself have been getting into a lot of young adult fiction while wondering what I had to read when a young adult myself!

Renee : I read widely but the majority of the books are commercial fiction. I tend to use the Borrowbox app for audiobooks and some ebooks more than reading paperbacks. I also review the middle-grade fiction books I read to my kids as bedtime stories.

We look forward to reading their reviews!

 

Additions to the Review Team for 2017

We welcome onto the review team three people who will be contributing reviews over the next six months.

Our reviewers are:

Caitlin: I like reading contemporary novels, craft books, cook books, young adult fiction and as a mum of two small children I read a lot of picture books too!

Bethany : I love to download eAudiobooks to listen to as I go to sleep. I love funny and magical books.

Flynn: I like reading books that are funny and scary like the ones that are written by Roald Dahl. I also like reading books that have adventures like Geronimo Stilton books and sometimes l like reading my picture books because I love books that have rhymes and pictures like The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland. Reading is good at night because it helps me go to sleep.

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