Krys Saclier Rebecca Timmis Ford St ISBN 9781925804317 RRP $24.95 (HB) and $16.95 (PB) Age 4+ years Date of publication October 2019 Reviewer Megan Stuart A great story about aspects of family life. Most children know all about dealing with siblings but Super Nova is certainly talented! Beautifully presented with great illustrations and text which tells the story without rhyme.
Liz Ledden Andrew Plant Ford St ISBN 9781925804355 RRP $24.95 (HB) or $16.95 (PB) Age 3 – 6 years Date of publication October 2019 Reviewer Megan Stuart This book has a lot to offer because of its themes dealing with animals, diversity and habitats. However it is also beautifully presented with clear font and illustrations.
Chris McKimmie Ford St ISBN 9781925804287 RRP $24.95 (HB) or $16.95 (PB) Age 4+ Date of publication September 2019 Reviewer Megan Stuart Here is a great book for children, prents and teachers. It’s got a big future because it deals beautifully with lots of worthwhile ideas…. like animal needs and human wants.
Categories: Animals, Children's Books, Ford St Publishing, Miscellaneous, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart • Tags: animals, Ford Street Publishing, humour, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart
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
Dannika Patterson Megan Forward Ford St ISBN 9781925804003 Date of publication September 2018 Age 4 – 7 RRP $24.95 hardcover ($16.95 paperback February 2019) Reviewer Megan Stuart The author says that this is a book “for children with bare feet and wild imaginations” but it’s magic goes much further. It’s a joy for the reader to share with small children too….. due in part to the author’s use of rhyme, alliteration and assonance. The illustrations are soft watercolours and the […]
Robyn Osborne Sadami Konchi Ford St ISBN 9781925272826 RRP $24.95 (hc) $16.95 (pb) Age 3 – 8 Date of publication October 2017 (hc) March 2018 (pb) Reviewer Megan Stuart This book cleverly uses rhythm, rhyme and alliteration. There are some great words, ideas and illustrations to discuss in this beautifully written and illustrated book. This book is essentially about the love of pets but it has lots more to offer.
Categories: Animals, Austrlalian, Children's Books, Ford St Publishing, Illustrated, Miscellaneous, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart • Tags: animals, Ford Street Publishing, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart
Michelle Worthington Andrew Plant Ford St ISBN 9781925272710 Date of publication July 2017 RRP $16.95 ($24.95 hardback) Age Preschool Reviewer Megan Stuart Great to see another book published by Michelle Worthington. Michelle aims to inspire children and create in them a desire to read and she achieves this with “Glitch”. Get caught up in the piles of “scrap metal, spoiled spaghetti and single socks” as Glitch and his friend June compete in a billy cart race. This book is another […]
Categories: Austrlalian, Children's Books, Ford St Publishing, humour, Miscellaneous, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart • Tags: Ford Street Publishing, humour, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart
Michael Panckridge Ford St ISBN 9781925272635 RRP $14.95 Age 10+ Reviewer Megan Stuart Yes more books in the Legend Series are available in March. In the 3rd book in the series there is plenty of action involving tennis and our friends Mitchell, Luci and Travis. Books about sport and winning and losing always get an audience and these books also appeal to less confident or reluctant readers. The books also offer interactive Q codes for the home and the classroom. […]
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Adam Wallace Andrew Plant Ford St ISBN 9781925272406 RRP $24.95 Age 6 – 10 Date of publication October 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart In his book “Spark” Adam Wallace personifies fire in a very powerful way. The fire speaks to us and therefore creates a new perspective on what we already know. “First ever book to show a bush fire from the fire’s point of view”. It is most effective.
Categories: Austrlalian, Children's Books, Children's Recommended Read, Ford St Publishing, Miscellaneous, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Special Topic Books (For Children) • Tags: 6 - 10 years, Ford Street Publishing, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart
Gary Crew Ford St Publishing ISBN 9781925272055 RRP $15.95 Age 13+ Genre Historical fiction Date of publication August 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is a great book and I am a huge Gary Crew fan. Again, in his writing, Dr Crew encourages an interest in history and also explores the theme of racial understanding. The book takes up the story of a 14 year old boy (Jack Ireland) who survives head hunters in the Torres Strait and finally returns to England, […]
Michael Hyde Ford Street Publishing Pty Ltd ISBN: 9781925000993 Publication date: May 2015 RRP: $17.95 Reviewed by Debbie Berger Footy Dreaming tells the tale of two talented boys, Ben and Noah, and their dreams of playing AFL at the MGC. It is set in a Victorian town where the boys play in rival teams and where football is the way of life for everyone. When Noah is racially vilified in a match against Ben’s team, things change for both of […]
Tricia Oktober Tricia Oktober Ford Street Publishing ISBN 9781925000887 RRP $24.95 Age 4+ Date of publication March 2015 Reviewer Neville Sandon Do animals dream? Each blue moon cats come together in a fabulous dream that lasts until dawn. Join the cat on her dream journey, through a incredible garden and then identify the famous cats. You will love the sketches of the cats rolling in the catmint and the catnip growing wild. Children (4 years +) with cats will adore […]
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Every now and again someone thinks of something fabulous, original, clever or fun. Tania McCartney’s Riley The Little Aviator series is all of these things. If you are unfamiliar with this wonderful little series of picture books where have you been? Maybe, like Riley, you have been travelling around the world and Australia discovering the wonders and making friends. The best way to learn – it is said – is when you are having fun. Tania McCartney has made discovering […]
Categories: Author Blog Tour, Children's Recommended Read • Tags: Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, Ford Street Publishing, Kieron Pratt, Reviewer - Angela Hall, Riley, Tania McCartney
Paul Collins Ford Street Publishing ISBN: 978 1 921665 66 0 RRP: $19.95 Date of Publication: August 2012 Reviewed by Cassandra Griffin “The youth was dying. Worse, he was dying without confessing his sins against Maximus Black. ‘Just tell me what I want to know,’ said Black to the terrified, panting youth strapped to the table, ‘and all this will end. No more pain. I promise.’” Double Agent Maximus Black is back with all his alter egos, and […]
Gary Crew and Den Scheer Ford Street Publishing ISBN: 978-1-921665-57-8 Hard Cover Picture Book 10+ years Reviewed by Angela Hall In the Beech Forest is hauntingly beautiful. It reaches into the imagination of a wandering boy – who as he walks – is overcome by those feelings one has when surrounded by natural wonders such as an ancient beech forest. Forests are deep and still, they evoke feelings of awe. What secrets does this forest hold? With images in his […]
Ford Street Publishing Anthology edited by Paul Collins with an introduction by Isobelle Carmody. ISBN: 978-1-876462-57-4 May 2008 $22.95 11 years plus 412 Pages Reviewed by Angela Hall Trust Me! You can, I’m not just saying that. This anthology is a collection of 50 short stories from every genre and some in between. This makes it a brilliant book to broaden your horizons, explore out-side your usual selections and perhaps even find some new favourite authors. This collection of authors have […]
J.E. Fison Ford Street Publishing ISBN: 9781921665455 August 2011 Paperback RRP: $12.95 Adventure Fiction 8+ years Reviewed by Angela Hall I have to admit, I didn’t see it coming! This story surprised me. Threw me for a six. This story is a bit different from the others in the series in that you go on an adventure that takes you even further than the others. I won’t say too much because I don’t want to spoil it, but trust me […]
J.E. Fison Ford Street Publishing ISBN: 9781921665462 August 2011 Paperback RRP: $12.95 Adventure Fiction 8+ years Reviewed by Angela Hall Imagine you are wondering along Hazard River, minding your own business when you stumble across a bag full of money! Have all of Jack’s dreams come true? Knowing Jack the way I do from his other fantastic adventures, I know it is pretty unlikely that things go the way he plans. Blood money is another fast paced, riveting adventure […]
George Ivanoff Publisher: Ford Street ISBN: 9781921665516 Date released: September 2011 RRP: $16.95 Genre: Science fiction / Fantasy Target Audience: 11+ A Bug in a Book review by Scott Chambers. 16-Sep-2011 In his most recent novel Gamers’ Challenge, George Ivanoff artfully holds up a mirror to the teen life that many of his target audience are on the cusp of. After all, what is Life but a game when you’re young and (somewhat) irresponsible? And we’ve all been there, huh? A sole Essential Character in […]
Authors; Foz Meadows Publisher; Ford Street Publishing. RRP; $ 19.95 Publication ; October 2011. Urban fantasy-Paperback Market 15+ ISBN. 978-1-921665-25-7 Reviewed by Vicki Griffin and Cassandra Griffin. ‘Crouching down, Grief reached out and cupped Solace’s chin stroking with awful tenderness.’ “So beautiful.” He smiled and for a twisted moment his face was almost handsome. Then it twisted, his fingers dug cruelly into her hair as he kissed her hard on the mouth. Her body went rigid with fear and […]
Tania McCartney Illustrated by Kieron Pratt Ford Street Publishing ISBN:978 1921665493 Published:01/09/11 Subject: Child Fiction : Independent Readers RRP: $16.95 paperback or $22.95 hardcover. A Bug in a Book review by Angela Hall. Riley and the Grumpy Wombat is the 4th book in the gorgeous Riley series, have you discovered it yet? I adore this series, there is so much to gain from Riley’s fun adventures in his little red plane. In this adventure Riley is on his was around […]
Paul Collins Ford Street Publishing ISBN – 9 781 921 665 2 64 Publication Date – June 2011 Extent – 346 pages Price – AUD $19.95 Category – Science Fiction Age Guide – 12+ Mole Hunt is set in the future. A future which makes the present seem like the dark ages. Intergalactic travel is the norm. Humanity is just another part of an array of varying alien and interplanetary species. Weaponry and technology is so far advanced it […]
Bat Attack – Hazard River Series J.E Fison Ford Street Publishing Not every animal that requires protection is cute and fluffy, or even majestic and impressive. It is kind of hard to be impressed by bats but even they need some outside help sometimes, even if they do make your skin crawl. Jack isn’t really a fan, especially after the wee incident. But I am getting ahead of myself. It is New Years eve, which means party time! But this time […]