3. Artie and The Grime Wave By Richard Roxburgh. For ages 8 to 12
You may know of Richard Roxburgh from movies such as Moulin Rouge or Television shows like Rake; but he is incredibly multi-talented and has released his first children's book that he has both written and illustrated.
Artie and The Grime Wave is a story about
Artie and his friend Bumshoe; who have stumbled across a cave of possibly-stolen-stuff and along with it a crew of shady people.
Artie and Bumshoe try to solve the mystery, which sparks a chain of chaotic events.
This is a hilarious adventure tale, that involves all of the ingredients that will have young boys in stitches.
5. The Castle of Inside Out By David Henry Wilson
Ages 10 plus
The Castle of Inside Out is a wildly imaginative fantasy story. It is described as a mixture between 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Animal Farm'.
It tells the story of Lorina, a young girl who is led by a black rabbit into a magical land full of green people. This race of people are starving, overworked and exposed to toxic fumes coming from a castle. Lorina decides to gain access to the castle for the poor green people, and here she discovers the 'Insiders'- selfish creatures who treat the green people like slaves. Will Lorina be able to save the Green people from the insiders?
This is an unforgettable tale of a compassionate heroine, who courageously fights for justice; with a great moral to the story.