William Joyce Simon & Schuster Australia ISBN 9781442473553 RRP $9.99 Age 7+ Date of publication April 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is an unusual book and although it is set in a “toy world” it explores feelings and relationships in a very human way. It will no doubt foster empathy and imagination in the reader. It is a wonderful and uplifting adventure and the illustrations are fabulous.
Adam Lehrhaupt Matthew Forsythe Simon & Schuster Australia ISBN 9781442450714 RRP $24.99 Age 4-8 Date of publication October 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart This book is delightful. The characters are very likeable and the earthy colours used by Matthew Forsythe are great. The book gives the reader an insight into what it is like being a character stuck in a book when the pages are not being turned. An interesting reflection for young people!
Stan Lee and Peter David Illustrator: Coleen Doran ISBN: 9781501107726 $45.00 Publication Date: November 3rd, 2015 Amazing Fantastic Incredible is a beautifully illustrated graphic memoir that tells the story of Stan Lee, perhaps the most famous creator of comic book heroes. He is responsible for bringing the world the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, the Amazing Spider Man, the X-Men and many more superheroes. This memoir traces Lee’s life from his early days writing comics through to the legacy he has […]
Rachel Renee Russell Simon & Schuster Australia ISBN 9781471144608 RRP $16.99 Age 7 – 11 Date of publication October 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart Just in time for Christmas reading comes Dork Diaries (number 10) and a whole new adventure. This time it involves 7 puppies without a home … until of course Nikki adopts them.
Skye Byrne Nic George Simon & Schuster Australia ISBN 9781471145193 RRP $19.95 Age 3+ Date of publication October 20 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart Children can relate to losing a favourite toy. This book looks at the universal themes of toys, friendship and imagination. The illustrations and the story are also beautifully done. The book is predicted to become an “instant classic”
Ted Prior Simon &Schuster Australia ISBN 9781925030518 RRP $4.99 Age 2+ Date of publication October 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart The month of October is buzzing with 2 new Grug books. In this one Grug spends a night away from home because he is lost. Food is taken from his basket while he sleeps but there are clues! Another great Grug story and also available in ebook form.
David Warner Simon & Schuster Australia ISBN: 9781925030815 Publication Date: December, 2014 RRP: $14.99 Reviewed by William The Kaboom Kid: Playing Up is the second book in David Warner’s series for young readers who love cricket. The story focuses on little Davey Warner and his friend Sunil and their cricket adventures. In this second story, little Davey Warner loses ‘Kaboom’, his lucky cricket bat. He follows his brother’s advice and uses something else to bat with, but it is just […]
Stephen Petranek Simon & Schuster Australia ISBN: 9781471138881 RRP: $16.99 Publication date: July, 2015 Reviewed by: Debbie Berger How We’ll Live On Mars is a concise little book that covers many aspects of the race to inhabit the Red Planet within 20 years. How would we get water? How would we get there? What would we eat? Who will get there first? These, and many other, questions are covered – all in an easy to read language that non-science minded […]
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 […]