Junior Newsletter
Children's and YA book reviews and interviews

A Most Magical Girl
Karen Foxlee, Piccadilly Books, October 2016, reviewed by Anna Low x

Set in Victorian London, A Most Magical Girl tells the story of prim and proper Annabel Grey. One day Annabel’s mother goes away unexpectedly and... Read more


Role reversal: Nova Weetman on ‘Everything is Changed’ x

Nova Weetman’s Everything is Changed (UQP) follows the unravelling of a friendship between two boys, told from alternating perspectives in reverse. Reviewer Jordi Kerr spoke... Read more


Poetry in action: Van T Rudd on ‘The Patchwork Bike’ x

The Patchwork Bike (Hachette, November) is the first collaboration between author Maxine Beneba Clarke and artist Van T Rudd, as well as being Rudd’s first... Read more


Second act: Richard Roxburgh on ‘Artie and the Grime Wave’ x

Artie and the Grime Wave (A&U, October), written and illustrated by Richard Roxburgh, is an ‘action-packed story’ for younger readers with ‘elements of [Roxburgh’s] famous... Read more



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