The Top Secret Undercover Notes of Buttons McGinty
One Tree House, $20.00,
Slice of Heaven
Mākaro Press, $25.00,
I reckon I had the best summer break in ages: lots of sunny days, lots of sleep-ins, and a trio of junior-fiction books to read for pure pleasure. At the beach, on the couch, under a shady tree, it felt like the school holidays for a grown-up.