Books by Rhian Nest James

TOPPLING by Sally Murphy
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Engaging and poignant. (Verse novel. 8-12)"
An Australian boy obsessed with "toppling" dominoes finds his world wobbling when his best friend develops cancer. Read full book review >
OWL NINJA by Sandy Fussell
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"An illustrated character guide is generously included for those moments of wondering who's who. (Historical adventure. 10-15)"
Whereas the first of the Samurai Kids series had a lagging pace, the sophomore installment's rhythm has improved, much like the martial-arts skills of its characters. Read full book review >
WHITE CRANE by Sandy Fussell
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Given these flaws, it is doubtful that most kids will stay with the book long enough to become engaged with story or characters. (Adventure. 11-14)"
Set in an alternative feudal-ish Japan, this is the story of five kids with severe disabilities or disfigurements who have been accepted for training in a school for samurai. Read full book review >