Month: November 2021

Mortimer’s Christmas Manger: Catholic Children’s Picture Book

Author: Karma Wilson Illustrator: Jane Chapman Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Soman & Schuster Age Range: 4 – 8 years.   Although originally published fifteen years ago, this Christmas story about Mortimer the mouse is still an endearing and relevant tale that will become one of your family favourites.  Karma Wilson has …

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Anything But Groovy : Catholic Teen Book set in 1974

Author: Amanda Lauer Publisher: Full Quiver Publishing Age Range: 10 -14 I never get tired of reading time travel stories.  Amanda Lauer took me down memory lane with this story of twelve-year-old Morgan who is transported back in time to 1974 and finds herself in her mother’s body, living her mother’s life. Following a bump …

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The Ten Commandments, Catholic ABC and The Invisible World

Author: Hong Phuoc Nguyen (Thien-An Nguyen) Illustrator: Hong Phuoc Nguyen (Christy Huang) Publisher: Alsa International Age Range: 0 – 3   Today I’m reviewing three more beautiful board books by Dr Hong Phuoc Nguyen.  These three board books are bright, sturdy and fun to read.  Children will love having conversations with you as you flick …

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Sister Aloysius Gets Ready for the First Day of School

Author: Linda Etchison Illustrator: Denise Plumlee-Tadlock Publisher: Self published Age Range: 3 – 7 years   There are currently four books in the Sister Aloysius series.  Linda Etchison and Denise Plumlee-Tadlock have produced a delightful series of stories about a young nun, Sister Aloysius.  In Sister Aloysius Gets Ready for the First Day of School, …

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Chasing Liberty

Author: Theresa Linden Publisher: Silver Fire Publishing Age Range: 14 + Once I’d started reading this book, I literally couldn’t put it down.  Theresa Lindon has cleverly created a dystopian world that uncomfortably resembles our own world here and now. As I write this review, millions of Australians are in coronavirus lockdown with enforced curfews …

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