Every Time You Go Away
– Abigail Johnson –
Published 5 December 2023
Abigail Johnson writes the most beautiful stories of resilient characters. She’s one of my favourite authors. And I’ve always wondered if she would ever write a story with a wheelchair using character, being a wheelchair user herself. She is very clear, this is not autobiographical, but she brings the same depth, heart and beautiful writing style to this story as she has done with all her previous books. I loved every page of Every Time You Go Away.
The Search for Us
– Susan Azim Boyer –
Published 24 October 2023
The Search For Us is a compelling realistic fiction novel, light on romance and full of beautiful themes of finding your identity and family.
– Saadia Faruqi and Shazleen Khan (ill.)-
Published 5 September 2023
Another must-have graphic novel to add to your school library shelves. With themes of racism and environmental conservation, this middle-grade graphic novel is relatable and inspiring and something animal-mad young teen readers will love.
The Rosewood Hunt
– Mackenzie Reed –
Published 31 October 2023
The Rosewood Hunt is a debut novel with plenty of drama, a touch of suspense, romance, mystery and billions of dollars – that have gone missing, obviously.
Wild Things: How We Learn To Read and What Can Happen If We Don’t
– Sally Rippin –
Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing
Published 21 September 2022
Wild Things is a book all teachers, librarians and parents should read. Sally Rippin writes with candour and honesty as she draws upon her knowledge as a writer, her research into reading and literacy, and her experience learning to understand her son’s dyslexia and ADHD and his challenges in the school system that failed to support his learning needs.
Until I Met You
The Endicotts of Silver Bay #3
Published 20 July 2023
Until I Met You was the first book I have read by Lara VanHulzen, but it certainly has not been the last. I’m very grateful to have been introduced to this writer, who consistently presents wonderful inspirational romance novels, filled with heart and relatable characters.
– Rebecca Ross –
Published 4 April 2023
Divine Rivals is as powerful and evocative as it is unique.
I’ve been a fan of Rebecca Ross since reading The Queen’s Rising. Divine Rivals is a very different sort of fantasy novel but Ross’s powerful writing is consistent.
While You Were Dreaming
– Alisha Rai –
Quill Tree Books
Published 21 March 2023
I think most people of a certain generation would know and love the movie While You Were Sleeping. I certainly do. But even if a younger generation are not familiar with the movie that seems to have inspired the title and premise of this book, they’ll be sure to fall in love with its charming story.
Always The Almost
– Edward Underhill –
Published 14 February 2023
Always the Almost is an uplifting and heartwarming YA novel.
Susan May Warren
Sky King Ranch #3
Published 1 November 2022
The third and thrilling conclusion to the Sky King Ranch series, Sundown continues the dangerous story of espionage, terrorism and a deadly virus.
You’ll need to read this series in series order to make sense of the continuing story. While each book features a new romance, the threads of the mystery weave through each of the three books. Plus, the story of Colt and Tae started back in the previous book.