Writing? Books? Puzzles?
You’ve come to the right place. I’m Renee, and these are three of my favourite things.
I write stories about scavenger races around the world and puzzle based choose-your-own adventure stories.
I also read and review the best kids' books out there.
And puzzles? Well, you’ll just have to explore and find some, won’t you..
Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire
by Nat Amoore
When Tess and her best friend Toby find a million dollars in Tess' backyard they both have big plans about what to do with it. Turns out spending a lot of money when you're a kid can be tricky and it can also get you into a whole lot of trouble.
This book is super fun and very clever. I love the story, the characters, but most of all I love Tess' tips on life that are scattered throughout — they are absolutely spot on and kids (and adults) will totally relate to them.
I also love the fact that this is a funny, middle-grade book with a female protagonist, written by a female author (who is VERY funny in real life) and that it's set in suburban Australia.
Kids will love this book. It's a sure fire winner as I'm sure will be the case with Nat's next book, The Positive Power of Pranking, which has come out with a bang in June 2020.
"A book is a dream you hold in your hands". —Neil Gaiman
Emily Gale is one of Australia’s most admirable and influential children’s and YA authors. And no, I’m not just saying that because she agreed to my interview. I’m saying that because of what she’s achieved, continues to aspire to and because of the person she is – thoughtful, charming, kind and a darn good writer. Her most recent book I’m Out With Lanterns, is one of my favourite YA books and her campaign to raise money to help repair the devastation of the 2020 bushfires —’Authors for Fireys’, was not only inspirational but raised around half a million dollars! She ...