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Ready, Set, Spy

I received my copy from the publisher.
Frankie Fox Girl Spy: Book 1
Frankie Fox knows her Dad does secret work, she understands but misses him. Instead she is trying to teach herself to develop spy skills, she really wants to be a spy. Then the worst happens and her father is kidnapped by an evil group called the Alliance. This is when Frankie learns that she has been secretly trained to be a spy (all the prompts her father gave her were for a reason). It is up to her and her friend JJ to rescue him.
This is a fun adventure centred around a feisty heroine. Frankie is smart, observant and willing to learn. The story moves at a brisk pace and spy stories often do well with kids. They encourage them to push at boundaries and learn outside the normal skills (even just encourage them to work at their normal classes). Also they are simply fun reads. It is suitable for ages 7+ so is at the top end of 4-9 category and low end of middle grade fiction.
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Published: 27th January 2015
Key Words: Spy Stories, Adventure
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780734415684

Flower Power

I was sent this by the publisher.


By: Yvette Poshoglian

Illustrated by: Danielle McDonald

Part of the Ella and Oliva series

Ella and Olivia are sisters. Ella is a little bit older and she has a plan to plant a garden. Olivia really wants to help, the sisters are very excited about doing this fun project. Once they get started though it turns out they can’t agree on anything. Will they ever be able to get the garden built and growing.

Sisters will be sisters and in amongst everything they will fight and then get over it. Or at least they do here. The easy to read and understand text make this series a good choice for beginning readers. The lesson in the story are simple, and definitely relevant to families with siblings. A nice little story.

Publisher: Scholastic Australia

Format: Paperback | 64 pages

Publication date: 1 June 2014

Genre: Family, Siblings

ISBN 13: 9781743620533

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of page.

Best Friend Showdown

By: Yvette Poshoglian

Bk 2 of the Ella & Olivia series

Zoe is Ella’s best friend in the whole world. They do everything they can together. Then their teacher announces a fund raising activity with a prize going to the person who sells the most chocolate. Will their friendship stand this test? Who will sell the most chocolate? Ella is about to give up when she finds out she has a secret weapon – her sister Olivia.

This is a really fun read and great for those who are ready to read a little more the the most basic of first readers. One of the appeals of this series is the fact that family is celebrated. There is a real joy in this book even as it deals with Ella’s struggle in trying to win. A lovely series.

Publisher: Scholastic Australia

Published: 01 July 2012

Format: Paperback 64 pages

Categories: Family, Siblings, Friendship

ISBN 13: 9781742833552

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of page

Cupcake Catastrophe

By: Yvette Poshoglian

Bk 1 of the Ella & Olivia series

Ella and Olivia are sisters. Today they are making cupcakes for their dad’s birthday. Ella tells Olivia what to do but forgets that Olivia can’t spell yet and the cupcakes don’t turn out quite as expected.

Ella and Olivia love each other and are wonderful sisters. The story is fun and filled with warmth of family. It’s nice to find books about siblings getting along so well. The text is easy to understand and in large print, not quite as large as the Billie B Brown books, so there is more of it. These books are the perfect follow on for readers who need a bit of a challenge after the Billie books.

Publisher: Scholastic Australia

Published: 01 July 2012

Format: Paperback 64 pages

Categories: Family, Siblings, Cooking

ISBN 13: 9781742833545

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page

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