Puffin

The Raven’s Children

By Ruth Ahmedzi Kemp (trans.) - By Yulia Yakovleva - Published 2018

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Leningrad, 1938. Stalin’s Great Terror has engulfed Russia. In this frightening world, Stalin and his henchmen have absolute power. Like Orwell’s Newspeak, ...Read Review

Maybe

By Morris Gleitzman - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young AdultLiterary

Newly named Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018/19, Morris Gleitzman is known for making tough issues accessible to young readers through his trademark humour. ...Read Review

Romans on the Rampage: Jail Break

By Jeremy Strong - Published 2016

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Krysis, the head of the Imperial Mint, is wrongly jailed for stealing from the mint. His family is made homeless and his son ...Read Review

Gods and Warriors: The Crocodile Tomb

By Michelle Paver - Published 2015

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

This book, the fourth in a series, is set in the Bronze Age. Two youngsters from different Greek societies, Hylas and Pirra, are ...Read Review

The Runaways

By Megan Rix - Published 2015

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

England, 1917. The country is at war and more men are needed at the Front, so Cullen’s Circus must close and the animals ...Read Review

A Soldier’s Friend

By Megan Rix - Published 2014

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

1914. The First World War has begun and it will affect, not only men, women and children, but also animals, particularly cats and dogs. ...Read Review

Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

By Rick Riordan - Published 2014

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Rick Riordan, writing as his no-nonsense hero Percy Jackson, has pulled off a funny and informative introduction to Greek mythology. Of course, the ...Read Review

The Burning Shadow

By Michelle Paver - Published 2013

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Bronze Age Greece. In this, the second Gods and Warriors book, Hylas, the Outsider; Pirra daughter of the High Priestess of Keftiu; and ...Read Review

The Bomber Dog

By Megan Rix - Published 2013

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Dover 1944: World War 2 is at its height. One night, after a bombing raid, a young Alsatian dog rescues his friend, a spaniel, and ...Read Review

After

By Morris Gleitzman - Published 2012

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

World War II: 1945, Poland. The Germans are in retreat, but Nazi death squads are still hunting down Jews. Thirteen-year-old Felix is in hiding, ...Read Review