I’m reading fantasy and adventure in….

“The Throne of Fire” No. 2 in the Kane Chronicles…

One curse. Two Heroes. Five Days to Save the World

Rick Riordan talking about the Kane Chronicles

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Others new to the JS Library are:


Jim Springman and the Realm of Glory

“Jim Springman and the Realm of Glory is a funny new fantasy offering in which reality is thrown into chaos and starts to appear more and more like the world in Jim’s sister’s book, the Realm of Glory a book which Jim hates, even though he hasn’t read it. There is action aplenty, with twists and turns and laughs to entertain middle and upper primary aged readers.”


Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at 13, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in this highly colourful, joyous and award-winning adventure.




James Patterson – “Books you can’t put down”!

I love reading James Patterson’s novels. I was thrilled when I first found out he also wrote for children.

The Maximum Ride  series is up to its sixth novel in the series (Fang) and it is ready to borrow.

James Patterson also writes the Daniel X series and Witch & Wizard series (2nd one recently released).

These books are also thriller, action and “Go, go, go”.

This is James talking about the book.

This is a fan made trailer for the up coming movie of the Maximum Ride book (due 2013).


If you liked the pace of the Stormbreaker novels then try any of James Patterson’s novels suggested above.

PS: Witch and Wizard is also being made into a movie! WOW!



Our Australian Girl

Our Australian Girl series are written by a Australian authors (like the Aussie Nibbles series) with the added bonus of being Australian and filled with history. Fantastic for teaching the Australian Curriculum. They have been described as character based Australian novels.

Read more about these books at Penguin’s website Our Australian Girl series. Read extracts from the books here.

The Tomorrow series

The Tomorrow Girls series is for older girls.  Read the review here for Behind the Gates (1st in the series). It reminds me a bit of the Tomorrow series by John Marsden.