Dan Sultan and Rhys Graham Tali Gal-on Scholastic ISBN 9781743836378 RRP $17.99 Age 3+ Date of publication: April 2020 Reviewer Megan Stuart Dan Sultan (an ARIA-award winning singer and songwriter) and Rhys Graham (a film-maker) have collaborated with Tali Gal-on (an award winning art director) to create books about Nali. The books accompany Dan Sultan’s children’s album, “Nali and Friends”. In this story Nali meets a windy gorilla. It’s a happy story and beautifully presented and illustrated.
Valanga Khoza Matt Ottley Scholastic Press ISBN 9781742994116 RRP $24.99 Age 3+ Date of publication September 2019 Reviewer Megan Stuart Although initially the story reminds us of the Aesop fable as it unfolds we realise that it has its own plot with a surprising ending. The themes include bravery, harmony, animals and compassion. The book includes a CD with orchestral music composed by Matt Ottley and sung by Valanga Khoza.
A.F Harrold Joe Todd-Stanton Bloomsbury ISBN 9781408869482 RRP $12.99 Date of publication October 2017 Age 7 – 10 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is a funny and lighthearted book with a quirky heroine. It’s the sort of book that would suit a whole range of readers … early, late and in between. Greta (Great) Zargo, an orphan, is determined to win the Prilchard-Spritzer Medal for great journalism but is afraid she is never going to find a good story. It’s certainly […]
Categories: Bloomsbury Children's Books, Children's Books, humour, Illustrated, Junior Novel, Miscellaneous, Reluctant readers, Reviewer - Megan Stuart • Tags: Bloomsbury, Fun, humour, Music, Reviewer - Megan Stuart
John Field Tull Suwannakit Scholastic ISBN 9781743815892 RRP $19.99 Age 4+ Publication date September 2017 Reviewer Megan Stuart Here’s a book you don’t even have to read! The CD included really rocks along and will have children up and dancing… and a great way to introduce the trumpet and the drums too. It also reminds us that if we can’t quite make it in some areas we might just be highly talented in another. John Field was a founding member […]
Categories: Children's Books, Children's Multi-media, Illustrated, Miscellaneous, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic Australia, Special Topic Books (For Children) • Tags: Music, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic
L Anderson & M Parish Matt Shanks Scholastic ISBN 9781760276928 RRP $19.99 Age 3+ Date of publication October 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart It wouldn’t be the season of Christmas without “Sleigh Ride”. This great version (with bonus CD featuring Human Nature and Jessica Mauboy) rocks along nicely. Matt Shanks provides great illustrations too.
Categories: Children's Books, Illustrated, Miscellaneous, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic Australia, Special Topic Books (For Children) • Tags: Music, Picture Book, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic
Sung by The Topp Twins Illustrated by Jenny Cooper Scholastic NZ ISBN: 9781775431046 RRP: $16.95 Publication Date: November 2012 Ages: 3+ years Reviewer: Angela Hall You have probably heard this fun song at some stage. This book brings it to life, it is fun and fabulous, beautifully illustrated and hard to resist reading and listening to over and over again. Do your ears hang low, stand high, flip flop or stick out? More uses for ears than you could ever […]
Categories: Children's Audio Books, Children's Books, Children's Multi-media, Children's Recommended Read, Picture Books • Tags: 3+ Years, CD, Jenny Cooper, Music, Reviewer - Angela Hall, Scholastic NZ, song, Topp Twins
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