Heath McKenzie Scholastic ISBN 9781760158859 RRP $17.99 Age 3+ Date of publication April 2020 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is another cute and quirky book from Heath McKenzie. It features two boys who become absolutely committed to winning a colouring in competition. The theme of the book gives Heath McKenzie wonderful opportunities to show off his great skills as an illustrator. There are some pages just begging for a box of coloured pencils!
Victoria Mackinlay Sofya Karmazina Scholastic ISBN 9781743834060 RRP $17.99 Age 4+ Date of publication April 2020 Reviewer Megan Stuart This book has rhyming text, relevant themes and is well illustrated and these all add value to it. As well as the language used there are themes about friendship, selfishness and the importance of examining details to discuss. Useful to parents and teachers.
Kate and Jol Temple Ronojoy Ghosh Scholastic ISBN 9781743830048 RRP $17.99 Age 3+ Date of publication: May 2020 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is a great book highlighting how the ibis has adapted to living in a modern environment. It is a clever rhyming story and the illustrations and text are terrific. Despite the humour, this book gives the reader plenty to think about and discuss. Be nice to the ibis!
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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.
Philip Bunting Scholastic ISBN 9781743834084 RRP $17.99 Age 4+ Date of publication June 2020 Reviewer Megan Stuart Another wonderful and thought provoking book by Philip Bunting. In this book he explores the parts of us that make us who we are. Is it our clothes, colour of skin, belongings or something else? This book can be the beginning of many conversations. ….. thank you Philip. The book of course includes Philip Bunting’s unique illustrations.
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.
Laura Bunting Philip Bunting Omnibus Books ISBN 9781743831571 RRP $17.99 Age 4+ Date of publication September 2019 Reviewer Megan Stuart Oddly enough “Liarbird” is about honesty and always telling the truth. Without opening the cover you know already that it will be well written (Laura Bunting) and have the distinctive illustrations from Philip Bunting. This book won’t disappoint you.
Pip Smith Beau Wylie Scholastic Press ISBN 9781760661861 RRP $17.99 Age 3+ Date of publication August 2019 Reviewer Megan Stuart I hope there are more Pip Smith and Beau Wylie books to come because this is such a good story. A lion who although lacking confidence and decision making qualities pulls it together and triumphs with a most interesting solution at the end. Definitely worth reading.
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.