#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · children · new release · Picture book

Children’s Book Review: Happy Birthday Wombat by Jackie French and Illustrated by Bruce Whatley

Title: Happy Birthday Wombat Author: Jackie French Illustrator: Bruce Whatley Published: April 15th 2019 Publisher: Harper Collins Pages: 32 Genres:  Children (3+) RRP: $24.99 Rating: 4 stars BESTSELLING MOTHBALL IS BACK – WITH BIRTHDAY CAKE! (CARROT, OF COURSE.) She eats, she sleeps, she scratches. But today it’s Mothball’s birthday and it’s time to celebrate! Created by author Jackie French and illustrator Bruce Whatley, Happy… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Happy Birthday Wombat by Jackie French and Illustrated by Bruce Whatley

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · children · history

Children’s Book Review: The Secret of the Youngest Rebel by Jackie French

Title: The Secret of the Youngest Rebel (The Secret Histories, Book 5) Author: Jackie French Published: January 29th 2019 Publisher: Harper Collins Pages: 128 Genres:  Children (7+) RRP: $14.99 Rating: 3.5 stars The whisper in the darkness is: rebellion! (Or: death or liberty!) Frog is an orphan, a pickpocket, starving on the streets of Parramatta in 1804. But when the tall, commanding Irish… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: The Secret of the Youngest Rebel by Jackie French

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · children · Picture book

Children’s Book Review: Dippy’s Big Day Out by Jackie French, Bruce Whatley Concept by Ben Smith Whatley

Title: Dippy’s Big Day Out Author: Jackie French, Bruce Whatley Concept by Ben Smith Whatley Published: January 29th 2019 Publisher: Harper Collins Pages: 32 Genres:  Children (3+) RRP: $24.99 Rating: 4 stars AN ‘ICE AGE’ MEETS DIARY OF A WOMBAT STORY Dippy is a diprotodon, the BIGGEST, friendliest wombat who lived 100,000 years ago. All Dippy wants is happy friends, a place to sleep and… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Dippy’s Big Day Out by Jackie French, Bruce Whatley Concept by Ben Smith Whatley

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · children · historical fiction · juvenile · new release

New Release Book Review: Just a Girl by Jackie French

Title: Just a Girl Author: Jackie French Published: August 20th 2018 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 258 Genres: Fiction, Children, Historical RRP: $16.99 Rating: 4 stars Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a truly extraordinary woman. And after 2000 years, the story of her brave and remarkable life continues to inspire and enthrall us, as that young woman from Nazareth was never ‘just… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Just a Girl by Jackie French

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · historical fiction · new adult · World War I

New Release Book Review: The Lily and the Rose by Jackie French

Title: The Lily and the Rose Author: Jackie French Published: March 19th 2018 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Australian heiress Sophie Higgs was ‘a rose of no-man’s land’, founding hospitals across war-torn Europe during the horror that was WW1. Now, in the 1920s, Sophie’s wartime work must be erased so that the men… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Lily and the Rose by Jackie French

2017 Reviews · Australian · Beauty and Lace review · fiction

Beauty & Lace Book Review: Facing the Flame (Matilda Saga, Book #7) by Jackie French

Title: Facing the Flame (Matilda Saga, Book #7) Author:  Jackie French Published: November 20th 2017 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 304 Genres:  Fiction, Australian RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars There have been fires before, but not like this. Heartbreaking and powerful, FACING THE FLAME is a story of the triumph of courage and community, and a love for the land so deep… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Facing the Flame (Matilda Saga, Book #7) by Jackie French