fantasy · middle grade · own voices · speculative fiction

Sun Dragon’s Song #2 by Joyce Chng & Kim Miranda

Yo Hi’s life’s dream has finally come true: He’s been accepted into the Dragon Riding Academy. While his life will never be the same, unfortunately, some things may never change. Sun Dragon’s Song #2 by Joyce Chng  Illustrated by Kim Miranda Published: March 1st 2017 by Rosarium Publishing Source: ARC via Netgalley Thoughts: I reviewed the first… Continue reading Sun Dragon’s Song #2 by Joyce Chng & Kim Miranda

contemporary · middle grade · own voices

The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly

Two sisters from the Philippines, abandoned by their father and living in impoverished circumstances in Louisiana, fight to make their lives better. Soledad has always been able to escape into the stories she creates. Just like her mother always could. And Soledad has needed that escape more than ever in the five years since her… Continue reading The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly

australian author · contemporary · magical realism · middle grade · own voices

Iris and the Tiger by Leanne Hall

Twelve-year-old Iris has been sent to Spain on a mission: to make sure her elderly and unusual aunt, Ursula, leaves her fortune–and her sprawling estate–to Iris’s scheming parents. But from the moment Iris arrives at Bosque de Nubes, she realises something isn’t quite right. There is an odd feeling around the house, where time moves… Continue reading Iris and the Tiger by Leanne Hall

fantasy · middle grade · own voices

Sun Dragon’s Song #1 by Joyce Chng & Kim Miranda

More than anything, young Ho Yi wishes to become a Sun Dragon Rider, the courageous human guardians of the magnificent beasts that roam the sky and keep watch over the land. But confined to crutches, bullies giving him a hard time, and his parents being away at war, Yo Hi is up against almost impossible… Continue reading Sun Dragon’s Song #1 by Joyce Chng & Kim Miranda

australian author · historical fiction · middle grade · own voices · young adult

Friday Favourites: Who Am I? The Diary of Mary Talence by Anita Heiss

Set in Sydney, Australia, 1937. This is the fictional diary of a young aboriginal girl, a member of the Stolen Generation. Mary is given a diary by the Sister in charge of Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home and through its pages she describes her life – from her arrival there, aged five, through her struggle to understand why she… Continue reading Friday Favourites: Who Am I? The Diary of Mary Talence by Anita Heiss