Meredith Costain Nicolette Hegyes Scholastic Australia ISBN 9781743832769 RRP $17.99 Age 3+ Date of publication April 2020 Reviewer Megan Stuart This book celebrates Grandmothers. It is beautifully illustrated and features all sorts of animals from home and abroad. It reminds us of the traditional picture of the grandmother being the loving and gentle presence in a child’s life….. however grandmothers are often of great practical use in their grandchildren’s lives too.
Yvette Poshoglian Danielle McDonald Scholastic Australia ISBN 9781760660833 RRP $16.99 (HB) Age 5+ Date of publication September 2019 Reviewer Megan Stuart There’s always new readers coming along to enjoy these books. They are aimed at beginner readers and are hugely popular.
Tim Cahill Scholastic Australia ISBN 9781760666118 Age 7+ Date of publication April 2019 Reviewer Megan Stuart Another in the Tiny Timmy series which address real situations faced by young readers. In this book (the ninth in the series) Tinny Timmy learns to decide what is “right” for him and this may mean he has to follow his own path which may not be the same oath as the “cool group”.
Juliet M Sampson Karen Erasmus Ford St ISBN 9781925804218 RRP $24.95 Age 3+ Date of publication March 2019 Reviewer Megan Stuart Grace’s mystery seed is a lovely story which also highlights the pleasure to be found in gardens and the virtue of patience. The back page also reminds older readers of the pleasure gained from reading books by Bryce Courtenay.
Categories: Austrlalian, Children's Books, Ford St Publishing, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Special Topic Books (For Children) • Tags: Ford Street Publishing, Picture Book, Reviewer - Megan Stuart
Matt Cosgrove Koala Books ISBN 9781742998848 RRP $17.99 Age 3+ Date of publication February 2019 Reviewer Megan Stuart Matt Cosgrove has given the relatively unknown alpaca a whole new focus. In this new book we see Macca in the role of an Uncle. It’s funny but it has a worthwhile message…..
Heath McKenzie Scholastic Press ISBN 9781760152673 RRP $17.99 Age 4+ Date of publication May 2019 Reviewer Megan Stuart A really good story with great illustrations to support. There is plenty visually to discuss with children in this book which explores the importance of family and special talents we all have to contribute to a joint project. The story also reminds us that having a plan is useful but in the end the journey is as important as the destination.
Categories: Austrlalian, Children's Books, humour, Miscellaneous, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic Inc • Tags: family, humour, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic Press
Anh Do Jules Faber Scholastic Press ISBN 9781742997926 RRP $15.99 Date of publication April 2019 Age 6+ Reviewer Megan Stuart Although this is the 12th in the series the books are still very popular with both Australian and International students. In this book Weir copes with school work and his mothers new job at an animal hospital.
Categories: Animals, Austrlalian, humour, Illustrated, Junior Novel, Miscellaneous, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic Australia • Tags: animals, Australia, humour, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic Press
Alan Tucker Omnibus Books ISBN 9781742994314 RRP $16.99 Date of publication April 2019 Age 8+ Reviewer Megan Stuart Alan Tucker’s favourite genre of realistic fiction is a wonderful way to explore history and enjoy a good read at the same time. Other topics he has covered are Cyclone Tracy, Gallipoli and Kokoda. This new one “Rebellion at Eureka” is set in 1854 at Ballarat where the central fictitious character, Alf, meets Peter Lalor and other real life characters. The story […]
Categories: action, adventure, Austrlalian, Historical fiction, Junior Novel, Miscellaneous, Omnibus Books, Realistic fiction, Reviewer - Megan Stuart • Tags: Historical, omnibus books, Realistic fiction, Reviewer - Megan Stuart
Jack Heath Scholastic Australia ISBN 9781742761930 RRP $14.99 Date of publication December 2018 Age 10+ Reviewer Megan Stuart Jack Heath has to be recognised as an important children’s author because although his books are well marketed they are also thoroughly enjoyed and promoted by thousands of young readers. His books are full of action and the topics are relevant. “No survivors” is the second in the “Liars” series.