Introducing … our new Soupsters

stack of booksSometimes — when you can’t decide what to read next — a friend can recommend just the sort of book you’ve been looking for. Today we are introducing a group of keen readers who love to talk about good books. At the end of each month they’ll be stopping by to recommend a favourite read for the month.


Matilda, 8, WA
Matilda has been writing book reviews for Alphabet Soup since 2011. When she’s not reading, she likes skipping (with skipping ropes), drawing portraits and writing poems. Her favourite books of all are the Kumiko books by Briony Stewart.

Jake, 7, VIC
Jake likes visiting jungles and he likes funny adventure stories.

Celine, 11, WA
Celine has been a regular reviewer for Alphabet Soup’s magazine and blog since she was 6. Her favourite pastimes include writing stories, poetry and book reviews, but she will always make time for playing the violin and jogging with her dog.

Tess, 8, WA
Tess loves gymnastics and reading.

Céití, 5, WA
Céití likes the movie Frozen.  Her favourite song is ‘Do You Want To Build A Snowman?’

Joseph, 10, WA
Joseph has been reviewing books for Alphabet Soup since 2011. When he’s not reading, he likes writing, and playing cricket and when he grows up he wants to be an author or a cricket player.

Pippa, 12, WA
Pippa has been reviewing books for Alphabet Soup since 2008. She loves to play viola, read books and write poems and stories. (She reads all kinds of books, but school stories are her favourites.)

Veronica, 11, NSW

Veronica loves all things nature, coin collecting, gaming, singing, and music that takes us on journeys. She likes reading a whole range of writing, especially fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction and poetry.

Look out for their first book recommendations later today!