Michael Gerard Bauer Omnibus Books ISBN 9781742997582 RRP $18.99 Age 12+ Date of publication September 2018 Reviewer Megan Stuart This book is full of hope and some funny puns too. The action takes during one day which is an open day for prospective students at the University of Queensland. Although the location is Brisbane the themes are universal. Some of the themes addressed are coming to terms with the past, families, loss, bullying and standing up for what you believe […]
Mem Fox Judy Horacek Omnibus Books ISBN 9781742996240 RRP $19.99 Publication date October 2018 Age 3+ Reviewer Megan Stuart Any new work by Mem Fox will probably become a classic! “Possum Magic” and “Where is the Green Sheep” are two of Australia’s favourites. “Bonnie and Ben Rhyme Again” highlight old and new rhymes. Rhyming is important because it helps children to learn about words, sounds and language. The text is again supported by the great Judy Horacek illustrations.
Categories: Children's Books, Children's Recommended Read, Illustrated, Miscellaneous, Omnibus Books, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart • Tags: omnibus books, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, rhyming
Michael Gerard Bauer Chrissie Krebs Omnibus Books RRP $24.99 Age 4+ Date of publication September 2017 Reviewer Megan Stuart Unlike some picture books this book can be enjoyed multiple times and different themes can be explored. Tantrums, hobbies, favourite things and boredom to name a few. This is Michael Gerard Bauer’s first picture book and let’s hope it is the first of many. A tantrum is a part of the life of young children and Rodney does it well […]
Emily Rodda Omnibus Books ISBN 9781742991337 RRP $16.99 Age 8+ Date of publication September 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart The Hungry Isle is the fourth book in the Star of Deltora Series. The heroine Britta continues to compete to win the Rosalyn Apprentice contest and be a trader. This is most definitely up the usual Emily Rodda standard and explains why these books are some of the most popular books in the library. There are teaching notes available too.
Michael Gerard Bauer Omnibus Books ISBN 9781742991504 RRP $16.99 Age 12+ Date of publication May 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart Michael Gerard Bauer’s background as a teacher only partly accounts for his ability to write about teenagers and issues of importance to them. In his latest book, The pain, my mother, Sir TYiffy, cyber boy and me we become involved in the life of a fifteen year old called Maggie Butt. Although the book has a light-hearted approach nevertheless it deals with […]
Pamela Rushby Omnibus Books ISBN 9781742991344 RRP $16.99 Age 10+ Date of publication October 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is a great story especially for students who enjoy historical fiction. The book is based on facts and highlights events surrounding the Shearers Strike of 1891. The story is set in the Queensland town of Barcaldine so we get further insights into life in rural Queensland.
Subscribe to Monthly Updates Now! One simple email with all the latest reviews, easy. Mem Fox Julie Vivas Omnibus Books for Scholastic Australia ISBN: 9781862919723 RRP: $9.99 Board Book Publication Date: September 2012 Ages: 0+ Reviewer: Angela Hall Possum Magic has a sweetness and beauty that can now be enjoyed by even our youngest little possums. Possum Magic Numbers is the first in the series for the very young with its sturdy board finish and cloth spine. A great first learn to […]
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Luke Edwards Omnibus Books for Scholastic Australia. Release Date; August 2012. RRP; $16.99 ISBN; 9781862919419 Reviewed By Vicki Griffin. BA-UNE. Be Home for Armageddon is a strange yet interesting book. The actual storyline is quite fragmented and seems to be a jumble of everything mixed together from comedy to science. Victor the main character and Soo believe the end of the world is coming or could it just all be a conspiracy. The opening chapter gets the reader in, especially […]
Author; Peter Cooper Omnibus books for Scholastic Australia ISBN; 9781862919303 RRP; $12.99 Release; May 2012 Genre; YA Fiction Reviewed by Cassandra Griffin. We welcome back Dillen, Koto and Tajni in an exciting new mission in Book 2 of ‘Tales of the Blue Jade’. (See book 1) Mapmaker Master Liao seeks an apprentice, Dillen and a group of competing boys must complete the dangerous task the Mapmaker has set. A journey through the mountain pass is hard enough but with bandits […]