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I'm Renee and I love books, but especially books for kids and teens. That's why I read a whole bunch and write stories with puzzles, clues and kids that travel the world. 

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It’s a small world after all

It was about week seven that I started to crack. I suppose that makes sense, I mean if there is a seven year itch in marriage there’s probably a seven week panic in isolation. Before week seven I had tiny moments of alarm mainly around finances, the possible longevity of the situation, how my kids lives would be effected… that sort of thing. I felt a deep empathy for people who had lost a lot more than me, those in hospitality or the arts and I worried about the health care workers. But if I’m honest, a small part of ...

The Dog Runner

by Bren MacDibble

A story of survival and hope in a dystopian world. A red fungus has attacked most major food sources and Ella and her older brother Emery decide to flee the city to find Emery's family in the country. Using dogs to pull them along in a wheeled sled, Ella and Emery face danger from an unforgiving landscape and from other people who are just desperate to survive as they are. 

Bren MacDibble just has a way with words. She seems to come up with unique phrases or a new twist on some a name or emotion that is simple yet so perfect you'd swear everyone was always using it . In How to Bee her previous MG book (which is just as good as this one), it was using the word cherries to describe something great. Every time the main character used it, I smiled. In this book its doggos. The Dog Runner is a rich, Australian, middle-grade adventure story that every kid will love. 

  • Dystopian, family adventure 

  • Best for ages 9 -12 

  • Unique Australian setting, rich language, a simple story well told. 

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