Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw Murdoch Books ISBN 9781760523855 RRP $24.99 Age 12+ Date of publication December 2018 Reviewer Megan Stuart With the long Summer holiday stretching ahead young people have time to reflect and this book is a good place to start. It gives ideas about how to be social, how to cope with bullies and body changes and relationships … in fact it covers a lot of areas. The two authors are good role models and they […]
Sarah Alberto Murdoch Books ISBN 97801631065286 RRP $29.99 Date of publication October 2018 Reviewer Megan Stuart At a time when mindfulness can include colouring in comes this lovely book called “The art of doodle words”. Here is an opportunity to reduce stress, be creative and enjoy calligraphy. The book shows you how to artistically combine hand lettering and carefree doodles based on the work of the artist Sarah Alberto. (Doodles by Sarah on YouTube)
Isabel Bercaw, Caroline Bercaw Allen & Unwin ISBN 9781631064623 RRP $32.99 Date of publication July 25 2018 Reviewer Megan Stuart Well this book is “the bomb”. With increased interest in everything everything we eat and use this book enables you to make your own products and have some control over the ingredients used. The authors also contribute to organisations that clean up the world’s oceans from the sale of their products. Everyone’s a winner. The story behind the bombs is interesting […]
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
Leonard Cronin Marion Westmacott Allen & Unwin ISBN 978176029414 RRP $29.99 Age 6+ Reviewer Megan Stuart There are many layers to this book in both the presentation and information supplied. The book shows the regions on a map where species of particular animals are found in Australia and then a detailed picture of each habitat. It’s really beautifully done. The book also reminds us of how many dangerous animals live in Australia and in my experience there are a lot of […]
Categories: Allen & Unwin, Animals, Austrlalian, Miscellaneous, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Young Adult • Tags: Allen & Unwin, Non-Fiction, Picture Book, Reviewer - Megan Stuart
Rob Palmer Scholastic Australia ISBN 9781743625743 RRP $19.99 Age 8+ Date of publication November 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart With the Summer holidays just around the corner this book offers an opportunity for some DIY. The book gives expert tips for reasonably simple projects which are reasonably simple to make. There are also colour illustrations and photographs to help. The author Rob Palmer is known to many because of his TV appearances on shows such as “Better Homes and Gardens” and […]
Categories: Austrlalian, Children's Activity Books, Children's Non Fiction, Miscellaneous, Non-Fiction, Parent Interest, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic Australia, Special Topic Books (For Children) • Tags: Books, family, Fun, learning, Non-Fiction, Reviewer - Megan Stuart
Ronald D. Davis Penguin group ISBN 9780399535666 RRP $22.00 Date of publication February 2010 Reviewer Neville Sandon It’s not hard to be enthusiastic about RONALD DAVIS’ book. This book is worth reading from cover to cover and I would encourage all parents to purchase, read and mark up your copy. We are often told what kids can’t do with dyslexia without knowing what they can do. It is into the “can do” bucket this book falls. The book is informative […]
Jessica Firpi (editor) Scholastic ISBN 9781338113242 RRP $19.99 Age 5+ Date of publication October 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is the “wild and wacky” edition 2017. Many people may find some of the material a bit wild and wacky but there are plenty of others who will just love this edition.
Bob Flowerdew Pete Cassidy Simon and Schuster ISBN 9780857833037 RRP $39.99 Date of publication July 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart I was first introduced to Bob Flowerdew via Gardener’s Question Time on BBC Radio 4. He was wise and funny which is an irresistible combination and this wit and wisdom are reflected in this revised edition of his Organic Gardening Bible. In the introduction Bob challenges us to all do our part to save the world. “to reduce our excessive consumption” and […]
How Australian Animals Puzzled Early Explorers Kirsty Murray National Library Publications RRP: $29.95 (Hard cover with dust jacket) Publication Date: 1 October 2012 ISBN: 9780642277497 Age: 8+ Reviewer: Cassandra Griffin Every single aspect was back to front in Australia for early European explorers. The weather was hot when it was meant to be cold. Animals were like nothing they had ever laid eyes on before! Whereas the Europeans were the strangest thing the Aboriginals had ever seen. “Extraordinary, intriguing, eccentric, peculiar, curious and […]
Categories: Children's Books, Children's Non Fiction, Historical, Picture Books • Tags: 8+ years, Australia, Australian animals, Explorers, history, Kirsty Murray, National Library of Australia, Non-Fiction, Reviewer - Cassandra Griffin