Kensy and Max: Disappearing Act

Kensy and Max: Disappearing Act is written by Australian author Jacqueline Harvey and is published by Penguin Random House Australia. Jacqueline Harvey is an award-winning author, who has written many books and several exciting series. This book series was illustrated by J. Yi. Kensy and Max: Disappearing Act is book number 2 in the KENSY AND MAX Series.

Kensy and Max Grey, 11 years old twins, have spent time in London where they had some scary adventures, a near abduction and parents gone missing. Now they are agents-in-training at an international spy network and they feel there are secrets all around them, especially with their parents still missing. They welcome a break for Christmas and look forward to some quiet time and chillax, but it’s not meant to be! They end up in Rome for a school excursion and they find a boy who’s been kidnapped by some organisation worse than even Mafia! And it looks like Kensy, Max and their Pharos friends will have to solve this problem themselves as the teachers are involved in a bigger mission.

But the children have their own challenges on top of the Diavolo gang. Their manny, Fitz, and their uncle Rupert, go away to look for Kensy and Max’s missing parents, so the children are left on their own. They try to take the boy back to his mum so the Diavolo gang wouldn’t hurt him and prevent the gang from taking control of Italy’s food supply chain.

Then something exciting occurs at the Vatican as Kensy and Max are visiting a church with their school friends. The plot only thickens from now on…

Join Kensy and Max in Rome and follow them on an exciting mystery! If you would like to find out in more details what happens and how their adventure ends, pick up a copy of this amazing book and read to the end.

This book is a great read, exciting and full of nail-biting suspense! I love this book because of all the action and adventure. I couldn’t stop reading it to the very end. This book was released earlier this month and is a great one for school students in upper primary. Thanks Jacqueline for another amazing book!

If you would like to read the review of Kensy and Max: Breaking News (the first book) you can click here.

100 Dresses: If the Magic Fits

If the Magic Fits is written by Susan Maupin Schmid and is published by Penguin Random House. This book was illustrated by Melissa Manwill.

If the Magic Fits is book number 1 in the 100 DRESSES Series out of 3 written books.

When she was just born, nobody knew that the next set of events would such sadness, in a matter of a few days. She was born such a chubby, neat, quite baby, nicknamed Darling Dimple. But what does she know about her past, and what happened back then?

Given the job as an under-scrubber in a HUGE magnificent castle where a princess lives, isn’t the best job ever. Washing pots, pans, and other regular kitchen items until your hands go wrinkled IS NOT FUN! But, when Darling Dimple is reassigned to a different area of the castle, here life becomes more exciting. Pressing the princesses handkerchiefs, scarves and petticoats, plus having the chance of a lifetime: getting to decide what the princess would were for a luncheon! Isn’t life great now? But some unexpected mysteries and adventures start to pop up. And what happens when Darling tries on a dress from closet 7, Queen Candace’s dresses? This story might need 1 dress, maybe 2, or 100!

Join Darling Dimple on fun adventures, disagreements and an exciting mystery. If you would like to find out what happens next, pick up a copy of this amazing book and read to the end.

This book is a great read, exciting and full of adventure! I love this book because of all the action, and adventure, and I couldn’t stop reading till the very end. Susan Maupin Schmid let her imagination run wild while writing this AMAZING series. This book,  builds a whole new world in our minds as we read through!

Little Witch: Secrets & Spells

Little Witch: Secrets & Spells is written by Australian author Aleesah Darlison and is published by Big Sky Publishing. Aleesah Darlison has written over 36 books and is an award-winning author. This book was illustrated by Christine Schiedel. Both Aleesah and Christine are both amazing at making stories come to life.

Little Witch: Secrets and Spells is book number 1 in the LITTLE WITCH Series out of 3 written books.

When Courtney’s strange, and so-called scary grandmother dies, her family including her mum, and dad go up to Mixton Bay for the summer holidays, but Courtney could not think of anything more horrific. No TV, no friends, no pizza shop, no internet, no online games, nothing! And what’s worse, of course, her mum and dad want to redo and renovate the house, which means that Courtney and her family will have to stay longer than intended, great!

Courtney hates everything from the very first second, but when she finds one of her grandmother’s old books in the attic, in a box with her name on it, it changes everything! Courtney learns about her and her dads history and why he left home at a young age, she also learns that the females in her family have a long history in doing witchcraft, but will Courtney find out the real truth about why her grandma left her the book? And does it help when Courtney find magic in the house, where least expected? Maybe not!

Join Courtney on fun adventures, disagreements and exciting mysteries until the last page is read. If you would like to find out what happens next, pick up a copy of this amazing book and read to the end.

This book is a great read, exciting and full of adventure! I love this book because of all the action, and adventure, and I couldn’t stop reading till the very end. Aleesah Darlison let her imagination run loose and wrote an AMAZING book, which builds a whole new world in our minds as we read through Courtney’s adventures.

If you would like to see the trailer for the LITTLE WITCH series, you can watch it below:

Friday Barnes: Danger Ahead

Friday Barnes: Danger Ahead is written by R.A. Spratt and illustrated by Lilly Piri.

It is book number 6 from the FRIDAY BARNES Series.

After Ian Wainscott (Friday’s love!) leaves to the Cayman Islands, things start to go terribly wrong. Ian is kidnapped! So Melanie and Friday go to rescue him, but with a tempered kidnapper, and a saucepan, plus Friday going overboard, will things turn out alright after all? And police involvement doesn’t help the situation either.

The headmaster has a special treat in store for year 8: going on a four week survival skills camp at Camp Courage, just great! There they will learn wilderness and survival skills, but the camp counsellors are acting strangely, and why is it that Sebastian, Friday’s camp counsellor, is always tired during the day? Friday is determined to uncover the truth. But will this job also need police assistance? Read the book to find out!

Danger Ahead was the only book I hadn’t read in the FRIDAY BARNES Series written so far, and I was wondering what adventure I had missed. This book was entertaining, exciting and adventurous, ALL at the same time. R.A. Spratt has a way of drawing the audience to the events that happen and her writing is witty and bright. R.A Spratt has also written the NANNY PIGGINS Series, and a new series called THE PESKI KIDS. I’ve loved all these series, each book with its own drama and excitement. I would really recommend these books for upper primary students in around years 4-7 in school. This is a great book pick!

If you would like to find out more about R.A. Spratt,  please click here.

If you would like to watch an introduction video to book 1, the video link is below.