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.
Victoria Mackinlay Sofya Karmazina Scholastic ISBN 9781743834060 RRP $17.99 Age 4+ Date of publication April 2020 Reviewer Megan Stuart This book has rhyming text, relevant themes and is well illustrated and these all add value to it. As well as the language used there are themes about friendship, selfishness and the importance of examining details to discuss. Useful to parents and teachers.
Pip Smith Beau Wylie Scholastic Press ISBN 9781760661861 RRP $17.99 Age 3+ Date of publication August 2019 Reviewer Megan Stuart I hope there are more Pip Smith and Beau Wylie books to come because this is such a good story. A lion who although lacking confidence and decision making qualities pulls it together and triumphs with a most interesting solution at the end. Definitely worth reading.
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
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”.
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
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.
Elise Hartley Shannon Horsfall Scholastic Australia ISBN 9781742993683 RRP $17.99 Age 4+ Date of publication October 2019 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is a delightful book with real letters to take out and read. Each animal’s requests are somewhat predictable. The turkey is thinking about a possible vegetarian Christmas and the skunk is exploring the idea of perfume. It’s thoughtful and funny and backed up with lovely illustrations. It’s a winner!
Categories: Children's Books, humour, Miscellaneous, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic Australia, Special Topic Books (For Children) • Tags: Christmas, humour, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic Australia