Tag Archive: adventure

Nov 07

Book Review: Raven’s Mountain by Wendy Orr

  I first watched Nim’s Island without realising that it was based on a novel by Wendy Orr, totally defying my usual Book Before The Movie mantra. My daughter and I read Nim’s Island together once I finally bought a copy and we both loved it, so I have been looking forward to reading Raven’s …

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Nov 11

Book Review: Rapscallion’s Revenge (Ranger in Danger)

Rapscallion's Revenge by Willmore & Reynolds

Summary (Five Mile Press) You decide your destiny. You’re off to the top end of Australia in disguise. Bring on the danger! Massive crocodiles, hungry sharks, wild pigs and uncharted shipwrecks… Can you capture the crocodile hunters, before they stalk you? And who is the mysterious Rapscallion? Your fate is in your hands. Comments I …

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Jun 13

Book Review – Riley and the Sleeping Dragon by Tania McCartney

Riley and the Sleeping Dragon by Tania McCartney

Title: Riley and the Sleeping Dragon: A Journey Around Beijing Author: Tania McCartney Illustrator: Mo Qovaizi Photographer: Tania McCartney Publisher: Tania McCartney, 2008 ISBN: 978-0-9804750-0-5 Young Riley dreams about a strong and beautiful sleeping dragon. When he wakes and shares his dream with his mother, she tells him that there is a sleeping dragon in …

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Apr 12

Hunting for Clues

The 39 Clues books 1 - 4

Title: The 39 Clues Author: Various Publisher: Scholastic (150 – 200 pages) Suitable Age: 8+ years Cahill family members are shocked to discover that wealthy matriarch Grace Cahill’s will outlines an elaborate quest to decide who will become not only rich, but the new head of the powerful Cahill clan after her death. Those selected …

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