Eirlys Hunter Gecko Press ISBN 9781776572038 RRP $24.99 Age 8-12 years Date of publication July 2018 Reviewer Megan Stuart The story begins with 4 children (and a parrot) on a train with no money, no home and no parents. This desperate situation calls for courage and action. Uplifting and well written the story shows that honesty and truth can win through. Along the way there are bears, kidnapping cowboys, some skilful map making and children working together as a […]
Tracey Turner Fatti Burke Bloomsbury ISBN 9781408884621 RRP $22.99 Age 4+ Date of publication October 2017 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is an interesting book with some truly bizarre facts…. some I just can’t get out of my mind, for example tinned food was invented 45 years before tin openers, regular playing of the didgeridoo helps reduce snoring and most people fart 14 times a day. Who would have thought? A “must have” book to keep children entertained for hours.
Categories: Bloomsbury Children's Books, Children's Books, Children's Non Fiction, Miscellaneous, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Special Topic Books (For Children) • Tags: Bloomsbury, Children, Non-Fiction, Reviewer - Megan Stuart
Adam Frost Sarah Ray Bloomsbury Children’s Books ISBN 9781408876817 RRP $14.99 Date of publication July 2017 Age 8+ Reviewer Megan Stuart This is a very thoughtful book and although it is presented in a light-hearted fashion it nevertheless makes us think about ourselves and our world. There are also some very interesting facts … for example did you know that brothers and sisters fight (on average) between there and four times an hour? (p 23) There are jokes, quizzes, facts, […]
Categories: Allen & Unwin, Bloomsbury Children's Books, Children's Activity Books, Children's Books, humour, Miscellaneous, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Special Topic Books (For Children) • Tags: Allen and Unwin, Bloomsbury, Children, humour, Reviewer - Megan Stuart
Mac Park (Louise Park and Susannah McFarlane) James Hart Allen & Unwin ISBN 9781760295974 RRP $9.99 Age 5 – 7 Date of publication July 2017 Reviewer Barbara Hoodless Hunter Marks is a lover of dinosaurs. He knows all about dinosaurs. How lucky is Hunter to be in his school library and with the help of Mrs Stegg be introduced to a whole world of dinosaur adventures…… all through a special computer game. Hunter becomes a member of the D – Bot […]
Zack Zombie (William, Genie and Matthew Pena) Koala Books ISBN 9781743811511 RRP $9.99 Age 8+ Date of publication November 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart Another book about the life of Zack Zombie. There are life lessons for the reader in these books and as the title suggests this one deals with friends and bullies. The book is in diary format and has many references to the global gaming phenomenon “Minecraft” which definitely appeals to the younger reader.
Carlie Gibson Tamsin Ainslie Allen & Unwin ISBN 9781760291563 RRP $19.99 Age 4 – 8 Date of publication September 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is really a gorgeous book. Great subject, great setting, great characters, great cover, and it rhymes! The illustrations are lovely and it even reminds the readers that you don’t have to be big to be great. Looking for a child’s book for Christmas? This is it.
Maura Finn Aura Parker New Frontier Publishing ISBN 9781925059588 RRP $24.99 Age 4 – 8 Date of publication 01/05/2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart Imagine a book about jelly beans? The little sweets that are associated with colour and flavour. This is a beautiful book full of colour book and flavoured with magic. Best read with a packet of jelly beans beside you! It is definitely worth drawing attention to the illustrations by Aura Parker because although this is her first picture book […]
Kate Welshman Heath McKenzie Scholastic Press ISBN 9781743624319 RRP $9.99 Age 6+ Date of publication October 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart Books about horses have an immediate and devoted audience in any school library and this book (the second in the series) is a welcome addition to our collection. These books are for newly independent readers and include themes such as friendship and courage.
Jennifer Bates Illustrated by Luke Watson http://superbabyandted.com ISBN: 978 0 9871214 00 Format: Paperback Published: November 2011 Preschool Aged RRP: AUD $29.95 per set Reviewer: Angela Hall Super Baby always saves the day! With a guzzle of mighty milk he can do anything. And just as well too, the kids of Cotsville need him. This collection is designed for preschool children and has strong safety messages including safety around pools, near roads and much more. Ideal for the classroom they are […]
Author, Ruby Hunter & Archie Roach Illustrator Ruby Hunter One Day Hill (Scholastic Australia) ISBN,9780980794847 RRP. $19.99 Available Sept 2012. 8+ years Reviewer: Vicki Griffin A wonderful collection of songs by passionate indigenous advocate Ruby Hunter and how they came about, each of the children’s songs tells a unique story and are educational. Whilst travelling and documenting Ruby’s journey through Cape York and the different communities Ruby’s ability to communicate with children is remarkable. The songs in this book take […]
Categories: Children's Audio Books, Children's Books, Children's Multi-media, Picture Books • Tags: Aboriginal, Archie Roach, Cape York, CD, Children, DVD, Indigenous, Music, One Tree Hill, Reviewer - Vicki Griffin, Ruby Hunter, Scholastic Australia, Singing