14 Feb 2017

James Russell reviews some new NZ children's books

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:09 pm on 14 February 2017
Books reviewed by James Russell

Books reviewed by James Russell Photo: Supplied

James Russell figured that if he was going to write one children's book, he may as well write three or four.  After 12 years in the newspaper business as editor and a journalist he's a now full time writer, the man behind The Dragon Brothers Trilogy and The Dragon Defenders, now with an app which makes the book characters come to life.

Today he review several new children's titles

Bastion Point: 507 Days on Takaparawha
By Tania Roxborogh

From a series of vividly imagined accounts of real life events, seen through the eyes of fictitious child diarists.

The Severed Land - By Maurice Gee (Under the Mountain, The O Trilogy and The Salt Trilogy)

The Singing Dolphin: Te Aihe i Waiata -By Mere Whaanga

A traditionally told bilingual picture book based on the actions of the Dolphin Moko who played in the sea near Mahia between 2007 and 2009

Nee Naw - The Little Fire Engine
By Deano Yipadee and Paul Beavis