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Junior Reviewers Recommend – Matilda’s picks

Matilda is the last of our Junior Reviewers visiting the blog before the New Year. Matilda is 7 and she has been writing book reviews for Alphabet Soup since 2011. In 2013 she reviewed Anton Can Do Magic, and An Aussie Year. When she’s not reading, she likes skipping (with skipping ropes), drawing portraits and writing poems. Sometimes she wins poetry prizes. Her favourite books of all are the Kumiko books by Briony Stewart.

Today she shares her favourite books read in 2013 (in no particular order).

the naming of tishkin silk the enchanted wood

The Kingdom of Silk series by Glenda Millard, illustrated by Stephen Michael King (except the first book, illustrated by Caroline Magerl)

The Faraway Tree series by Enid Blyton

The Magic Saddleone riddle, one answer

The Magic Saddle by Christobel Mattingley, illustrated Patricia Mullins

One Riddle, One Answer by Lauren Thompson, illustrated Linda S Wingerter

The 13-storey Treehouse (cover) two trickster tales

The 13-Storey Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths, illustrated Terry Denton

Two Trickster Tales retold by Sophie Masson, illustrated by David Allan

lulu bell audrey of the outback

Lulu Bell and the Birthday Unicorn by Belinda Murrell

Audrey of the Outback series by Christine Harris, illustrated Ann James

Kumiko and the dragon (cover)storm boy

Kumiko series by Briony Stewart

Storm Boy by Colin Thiele

Have you read any of Matilda’s favourite picks?

Author:

Rebecca Newman is a children's writer and poet, and the editor of the Australian children's literary blog, Alphabet Soup. rebeccanewman.net.au.