Meredith Costain Danielle McDonald Scholastic ISBN 9781743832318 RRP $14.99 Age 7+ Date of publication: June 2020 Reviewer Megan Stuart Even though there are about 18 books in the series the ideas keep coming and “Passion for Fashion” should be of great interest to many young readers. Of course the true hero of the story is Nanna Kate!
Kate and Jol Temple Ronojoy Ghosh Scholastic ISBN 9781743830048 RRP $17.99 Age 3+ Date of publication: May 2020 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is a great book highlighting how the ibis has adapted to living in a modern environment. It is a clever rhyming story and the illustrations and text are terrific. Despite the humour, this book gives the reader plenty to think about and discuss. Be nice to the ibis!
Categories: Animals, Children's Books, humour, Illustrated, Miscellaneous, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic Inc, Special Topic Books (For Children) • Tags: birds, humour, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic
Laura Bunting Nicky Johnston Scholastic ISBN 9781743834602 RRP $16.99 Age 4+ Date of publication: June 2020 Reviewer Megan Stuart Gorgeous! What’s not to love about his very city Kitty who knows what she loves and loves what she knows….
Philip Bunting Scholastic ISBN 9781743834084 RRP $17.99 Age 4+ Date of publication June 2020 Reviewer Megan Stuart Another wonderful and thought provoking book by Philip Bunting. In this book he explores the parts of us that make us who we are. Is it our clothes, colour of skin, belongings or something else? This book can be the beginning of many conversations. ….. thank you Philip. The book of course includes Philip Bunting’s unique illustrations.
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.
Hilary Rogers Josh Lefers Scholastic ISBN 9781742765983 Age 5+ RRP $12.99 Date of publication February 2019 Reviewer Megan Stuart Another in this great series which examines personalities of fruits in a fruit bowl. It’s a great way to get children who may be reluctant about eating fruit to take a new interest.
Categories: Children's Books, Food, humour, Illustrated, Junior Novel, Miscellaneous, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic Australia • Tags: fruit, humour, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic Australia
P Crumble Dean Rankine Koala Books ISBN 9781743810392 Age 7+ Date of publication December 2018 Reviewer Megan Stuart Simon Sidebottom might not be the first book I’d take down from the shelf but it certainly would be for a lot of children. Poos toilets, farts, vomits … it’s all there and aimed at reluctant readers too. If it starts a child along the road to becoming a reader then the series deserves to be a wild success.
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
Mem Fox Judy Horacek Omnibus Books ISBN 9781742996240 RRP $19.99 Publication date October 2018 Age 3+ Reviewer Megan Stuart Any new work by Mem Fox will probably become a classic! “Possum Magic” and “Where is the Green Sheep” are two of Australia’s favourites. “Bonnie and Ben Rhyme Again” highlight old and new rhymes. Rhyming is important because it helps children to learn about words, sounds and language. The text is again supported by the great Judy Horacek illustrations.
Categories: Children's Books, Children's Recommended Read, Illustrated, Miscellaneous, Omnibus Books, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart • Tags: omnibus books, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, rhyming