The Shepherd’s Crown

31st Dec 2018
Terry Pratchett’s DiscWorld series is justly famous, loved by fans all over the world. He wrote a series of 5 books for young readers within the DiscWorld environment. These books follow the coming of age of Tiffany Aching. She grows from a young girl missing her granny as she makes cheeses, into a fully-fledged witch,… Read

Elephant Secret

10th Nov 2018
This is the 100th book that Walters has published. It shows. What an accomplished writer. This story pulled at my heart strings. The characters are interesting, varied and fully rounded. A girl and her father run an elephant sanctuary, somewhere in the United States. You meet the elephant herd. You get to know the elephant… Read

“Saving Wonder”

20th Oct 2018
I have just finished reading Saving Wonder by Mary Knight. I was attracted to the book by its title and the cover. I am so glad I picked it up. What a story. It’s pretty gentle but tells a very moving tale of the relationships and bonds which form between people. It also points up… Read

The Oceans Between Stars

8th Aug 2018
Whew. This book picks up exactly where the first one left off. It’s an exciting ride with many twists and turns along the way. I’ve almost lost count of the number of alien species in the mix, but in this book we find that some are much closer than we think. The children plunge into… Read

Last Day on Mars

21st Jul 2018
This book is sci-fi at it’s best. Thrilling story, mysterious aliens – some benign some a threat. Non stop danger and the capacity of the protagonists to work out their own problems and keep on going towards their goal despite all obstacles, kept my attention. What’s not to love. And the interesting science aspects of… Read

Short Listed 2018-19

30th Jun 2018
Lady Knight, Bk. 3 in the “Crystal Journal Series” for young readers (8 to 80), has been shortlisted in the 2018-19 “Chocolate Lily Book Award” Vancouver, B.C. Canada.  

Tracker’s Canyon by Pam Withers

24th Jun 2018
The suspense in this book had me turning the pages to the very end. With a hero I could really root for and a story-line with twists and turns making it difficult to spot the villian (or villians), this story had me on the edge the whole way through. With great characters, an absorbing premise… Read

The Goat by Anne Fleming

7th May 2018
The premise of this book is so improbable that you just have to delve into and see how this can possibly be. There’s a goat living on the roof of an eleven story building close to Central Park in New York City. The wonderful tenants who occupy the building and the effect on their lives… Read

Bayou Magic

4th May 2018
This book tells the story of Maddy. She is apprehensive about her first summer visit with her Grandmother who lives in the Bayou of Louisiana. Her older sisters tease Maddy that Grandmother is a witch, but when Maddy arrives she is immediately taken with the atmosphere and the beauty of her surroundings. Whereas she feels… Read

When the Sea Turned to Silver

10th Apr 2018
When the Sea Turned Silver Written and Illustrated By Grace Lin. Published by Little Brown and Company To me, this book is a work of art. The amazing storytelling and the weaving together of many stories to end with a perfect whole picture is very satisfying. The lyrical language is a joy to read. Some… Read

About the author

G. Rosemary Ludlow grew up in Adelaide, Australia, where she taught school for many years. She loved teaching children to read and her favorite thing to do was to tell them stories. History stories, geography stories, stories about spelling, or arithmetic - it is all stories.

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