Albert Street Books, 2021
120pp., pbk., RRP $A14.99
Newly independent readers will love this new series about mermaids and sea creatures that is written to encourage them to keep reading. With all the supports needed for those transitioning to more complex novels including short chapters and lots of illustrations, the adventures of the mermaids of Cockleshell Cove will delight those who are fascinated by these mystical creatures but who want some substance to their stories.
With the second due in September, the series with its focus on friendship and female characters with a can-do attitude will be a welcome addition to the school library’s offerings when students are finally able to return to school. In the meantime. parents might like something to continue the excitement of Book Week to keep their girls reading.