Celeste Hulme New Frontier Publishing ISBN 9781925059564 RRP $24.99 Age 4 – 8 Date of publication July 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is a classic and it is beautifully illustrated too. It is important to keep these stories alive and available for young children. There are fractured fairy tales around that use fairy tales you know and change the characters, setting, points. of view or plots and sometimes it’s hard to find a good original. This is one.
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 […]
Sue Walker Anil Tortop New Frontier Publishing ISBN 9781925059601 RRP $24.99 Age 3+ Date of publication 01/06/2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart My Perfect Pup is a wonderful way to illustrate that what may perfectly suit one situation may not be so perfect in another. The illustrations (by Anil Tortop) reflect her degree in Animation I think and are bold, clear and colourful.
Annie White Scholastic Australia (New Frontier Publishing) ISBN 9781925059427 RRP $24.99 Age 3 – 6 Date of publication October 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart People who got to know got to know Clementine when she wanted a walk will be happy to see her back again. This time Clementine is trying to avoid a bath which is another delightful saga. Again it is written in rhyme and has beautiful illustrations.
Peter Carnavas Peter Carnavas Scholastic ISBN 9781925059410 RRP $24.99 Age 4+ Date of publication September 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart Peter Carnavas has written and illustrated another great book for children. This one is about feeling blue and about friends who are there to cheer you up. The reader however could become blue because the story reminds us how much pollution lies beneath the sea.
Jess Black Celeste Hulme New Frontier for Scholastic ISBN 9780957988415 RRP $14.99 Age 7+ Date of publication June 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart From the author of the popular Bindi Wildlife Adventure Series comes this new book which focuses on some similar themes of animal welfare and the environment. However this book has myth and fantasy interwoven in the story. The central character, Eve shows courage and humour during her adventures which start with a large metal chest in her Gran’s attic. […]
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Gordon Winch Stephen Pym New Frontier Publishing RRP: $24.95 (Hard Cover) Publication Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781921928284 Age: 4 – 6 Years Reviewer: Cassandra Griffin Apollo The powerful owl is a delightful children’s book. Apollo no longer wishes to eat meat, so he journeys to find out what other animals eat and to try some new food. Apollo learns that a new diet makes him ill and not very strong. Will Wilfred the Wise Old Owl give Apollo the right advice? Apollo […]
Michelle Worthington Illustrated by Sophie Norsa New Frontier ISBN: 9782921928291 RRP: Hardback $24.95 Ages: 4-6 Publication Date: September 1, 2012 Reviewer – Angela Hall Ava has a different coloured dress for each kind of day, windy, sunny, rainy or cold. But when Ava’s yellow dress is unavailable for a windy day what will she do? Yellow Dress Day is designed to be perfect for both young readers and those with special needs such as autism. A beautiful story for any little […]
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Subscribe to Monthly Updates Now! One simple email with all the latest reviews, easy. Kathryn England Illustrator; Emma Stuart New Frontier Publishing – Little Rocket series RRP: $12.95 Market: 7+ years. ISBN: 9781921928239 Publication Date: August 2012 Reviewer: Vicki Griffin. BA-UNE. The very first thing that struck me about this book is the quality of paper it’s printed on, its thick and has a wonderful feel to it. The illustrations throughout are charming and quite whimsical. The text is fairly large […]
Author: Hazel Edwards Illustrator: Pat Reynolds New Frontier Publishing ISBN 9781921042751 9+ years RRP: $14.95 Reviewer: Vicki Griffin A great book for our school kids educating them in the wonderful work Professor Hollows has done as an eye doctor. The text is simple and it tells the story of his journey from becoming an eye doctor, to outback medicine, meeting Sir Edmund Hilary and the legacy he has left behind. Most children will be astounded at the work and people […]
Author; Valerie Thomas Illustrator; Janet Wolf New frontier Publishing Market; 7+ ISBN; 9781921928222 RRP $12.95 Reviewed by Vicki Griffin. ‘Gertie the Witch’ is part of ‘The Little Rocket Series’ and is fast paced! Like book 1, ‘Gertie Gets it Right’ both books are basically a fantasy that is funny, filled with spells that go wrong, adventure and great dialogue! Who doesn’t want to be a young witch! Gertie born from a long line of witches seems to turn every spell […]
Peter Carnavas New Frontier ISBN: 9781921928161 RRP: $24.95 (Hard cover) Age: 4 – 6 years Reviewer: Angela Hall Sometimes you don’t realise how important something is until you don’t have it any more. We love books, that is what we are all about. So as you can imagine we also love this book. The Children Who Loved Books is another Peter Carnavas gem. Simple and sweet it is rich with the wholesome values Carnavas is famous for. You don’t need […]
Author; Tracey Hawkins Illustrator; Jacqui Gantford. Published by New Frontier Publishing 2011. ISBN; 9781921042768 4 – 8 years RRP. $24.95 Reviewed by Vicki Griffin. An interesting account of Nancy Bentley told in a simplistic tone with wonderful illustrations that help the story flow nicely. Nancy fell over after twirling and dancing to the music coming from a big ship in the harbor, she was trying to catch up to her siblings Dorothy and Lindsay when she fell. Nancy had […]
Barbara Pyett & Serena Geddes New Frontier Publishing ISBN: 9781921042829 4 – 8 yrs Reviewed by Angela Hall. Dear Santa, I have only one wish and that is to fly like the birds. Thank you Love Lily x If you are like Santa your first thought is probably that Lily wants a set of fairy wings for imaginative play, right? No, they won’t do she wants to fly across the ocean to deliver a special present. Hmmm that is a hard one but […]
Alex Field & Peter Carnavas New Frontier Publishing ISBN: 9781921042836 4 – 8yrs Hard Cover Reviewed by Angela Hall. Dear Mr. Darcy he is a bit of an aristocrat, just a touch too posh and maybe a little too pompous. He has impeccable manners and does his best to maintain his composure. He lives in Pemberly Park which is lovely with its glistening lake. Lizzy has invited Mr. Darcy to tea in the small ordinary park where she lives. He doesn’t much […]
Aleesah Darlison Serena Geddes New Frontier Publishing ISBN: 9781921042690 9 – 13 years RRP: $14.95 See Also: Totally Twins – Musical Mayhem and Totally Twins – Model Mania Reviewed by Angela Hall Do you have a sibling or even a best friend that seems to do everything better than you? For our favourite diary-ologist, Persephone her sister Portia is that person. Going on an exciting tropical holiday to Fiji is one of the most exciting things […]
Aleesah Darlison Serena Geddes New Frontier Publishing ISBN: 9781921042409 9 – 13 years RRP: $14.95 See Also: Totally Twins – Musical Mayhem Reviewed by Angela Hall Have you met the Pinchgut twins yet? Identical technically but are completely different in so many ways. Persephone who is the writer of this diary is much more introverted than her sister Portia. This is Persephone’s second diary her first was Musical Mayhem (see above). It is very hard to be a supportive sister […]
Peter Carnavas New Frontier ISBN: 9781921928154 Price: $29.95 4 – 8 yrs Reviewed by Angela Hall. This pack contains 4 of Peter Carnavas’ Little Treasures. Sarah’s Heavy Heart – Love Jessica’s Box – Self worth The Important Things – Family Last Tree in the city – Environment Are you looking for something that is special. Something that will reach out and touch hearts and minds and become one of those things that really are treasured forever? Little Treasures is the […]
Peter Carnavas New Frontier Publishing This is the story of Burk and Wills as only Peter Carnavas could tell it. Prepare for the expedition, make sure you have all the equipment; the map, lots of water. Get your final instructions from the senior officer. Organise your ramshackle bunch with their own special duties and be on your way. Join Robert (the leader), Will (navigator), Ivy (botanist), Henry (biologist) and Lily (animal handler) as they re-enact the great journey across their […]
Hazel Edwards & Pat Reynolds New Frontier Publishing The Aussie Heroes Series I think is a brilliant concept. Real life is more inspiring than fable and the home-bred role models are genuine heroes. I can’t think of a better way to motivate our children to take an interest in Australian history and perhaps even their own future paths, then by presenting them with such amazing real stories. The story of Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop follows Dame Nellie Melba. Weary’s story is one of […]
Totally Twins – Musical Mayhem The Fabulous Diary of Persephone Pinchgut (Book 1 in the Totally Twins series) Aleesah Darlison and Serena Geddes http://www.newfrontier.com.au Persephone is the kind of girl most of us can relate to, she isn’t good at everything, sometimes it feels like she isn’t good at anything, and it doesn’t help that her twin sister seems to be perfect at most things. While most of us don’t have a twin, the reality is still the same. There […]
Karen Collum & Serena Geddes New Frontier Publishing Samuel’s Kisses is a really lovely tale of that undeniable fact that little children can change the world, if not with a smile then with a kiss. You know it when it happens to you, often in the shopping centre or in a queue. You are waiting in line thinking about what to cook for dinner and then you see a little face, which smiles at you, then there’s a giggle and […]