Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Junior Reading Room: Entertaining young minds

There’s a little comedy, some romance and a touch of the supernatural in this week’s roundup of books for young ’uns.

Tom Gates: A Tiny Bit Lucky

A Tiny Bit Lucky (Tom Gates #7)

Author: Liz Pichon

Publisher: Scholastic, 272 pages, fiction

IN another instalment of this bestselling series chronicling Tom Gates and his doodle-tastic world of adventures, Tom and his band, the Dogzombies, are vying for the top prize in the Rockweekly Bandbattle Competition. They’ve got no time to rehearse, however, thanks to the inspectors at school, the amazing new cartoon on TV, the yummy caramel wafers, the stray cat at home...!


The Year Of Luminous Love

Author: Lurlene McDaniel

Publisher: Ember, 384 pages, fiction

SIMILAR to Eat, Pray, Love but for teens (or so the book claims), The Year Of Luminous Love is an inspirational story set in Tennessee horse country in America and the historic areas of Tuscany in Italy. The story centres around three teenage girls who have just finished secondary school and are entering the next phase of their lives. Readers embark on the journey with them as they explore the many types of love life has to offer, including the love of family, friendship, and intimate love.

Reborn (Shadow Falls: After Dark #1)Author: C. C. HunterPublisher: St Martinâ¿TMs Griffin, 400 pages, fiction

Reborn (Shadow Falls: After Dark #1)

Author: C.C. Hunter

Publisher: St Martin’s Griffin, 400 pages, fiction

AUTHOR C.C. Hunter created the Shadow Falls series set in a camp for teens with paranormal powers in 2011; this second series set in the same world introduces a new protagonist, Della.

Della’s perfect life is turned upside down when she is turned into a vampire and is abandoned by everyone she loves. But she seems to be finding her place at Shadow Falls, where she is training hard to be a paranormal investigator – and that means she’s got no time for romance with gorgeous shapeshifter Steve. Then Chase, an arrogant, sexy and mysterious vampire, strolls into camp unannounced, and Della’s world thrown into even more chaos.

The Thickety: A Path BeginsAuthor: J. A. WhitePublisher: HarperCollins, 320 pages, fiction

The Thickety: A Path Begins

Author: J.A. White

Publisher: HarperCollins, 320 pages, fiction

KARA Westfall’s mother is executed for being a witch when Kara is just five. Now, Kara is 12 and is trying her best to look after her young brother in a village where everyone ostracises them for their link to magic, something everyone in this land fears. The one thing they fear more is the Thickety, a mysterious forest that covers most of the land. And into this forest goes Kara, desperate for solace. In its depths, she discovers a strange book with unspeakable powers, powers that give her the chance to get back at all those cruel people.... – Compiled by J.C. Lam

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