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Children's and YA book reviews and interviews

Mammoth Mistake: Starring Olive Black Book One
Alex Miles, illus by Maude Guesne, Affirm Press, April 2017, reviewed by Bec Kavanagh

Mammoth Mistake is the first book in a new series by author Alex Miles, who, among other things, has written for the hugely successful ‘Zac... Read more
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Movie mayhem: Alex Miles on ‘Mammoth Mistake’

Mammoth Mistake is the first book in Alex Miles’ new ‘Olive Black’ series, about a 10-year-old actress who juggles friendships, rivals and on-set hijinks. Reviewer... Read more


Spirited away: Gabrielle Wang on ‘The Beast of Hushing Woods’ x

Gabrielle Wang’s The Beast of Hushing Woods (Puffin, April) is a ‘lyrical, dreamlike fable for confident readers aged 10 and up’, which ‘marries snippets of... Read more


Comic timing: Peter Helliar on ‘Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase’

Comedian Peter Helliar’s first children’s book Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase (HGE, February) is a time-travel adventure starring 12-year-old Frankie and his cranky grandad,... Read more



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