Kate Furnivall Simon & Schuster ISBN 9781471172281 Date of publication October 2018 Age 12+ (General) RRP $39.99 Reviewer Barbara Hoodless A gripping story of love, hate, forgiveness and moving forward in the aftermath of war.
Ted Prior Simon & Schuster Australia ISBN 9781925030525 RRP $4.99 Age 2+ Date of publication October 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart Grug lives in Australia and has been having adventures for over 40 years. In the latest book Grug’s dinosaur is in fact a goanna. The books are beautifully illustrated and a perfect book at bedtime because they are not too long but a complete story with plenty to discuss.
Alex Mitchell Simon & Schuster ISBN 9780857832658 RRP $35.00 Age 10+ Date of publication July 2015 Reviewer Neville Sandon Gardening! Really! Time impoverished and space starved then this is a book for you. OR… Are you a person who has no plants around home. Because they won’t live for you. Some plants even don’t wait to die they just commit suicide. Then this book is for you. OR… Are you one who adheres to the “Hard work doesn’t harm anyone, but […]
Rachel Renee Russell Erin Russell Simon & Schuster Australia ISBN 9781471117718 RRP $16.99 Ages 7 – 11 Date of publication June 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart It’s here! The latest book in the Dork Diary series is about to hit the library shelf but only briefly because there will be a queue of girls waiting to get their hands on it. The author Rachel Renee Russell is the 8th highest selling children’s author in Australia. In this latest book the diary […]
Meg Wolitzer Simon & Schuster ISBN: 9781471123764 RRP: $16.99 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Age: 12 + Date of Publication: October 2014 Reviewer: Donna Clark Jam Gallahue is a grade 10 student so lost in her grief over the death of her English boyfriend Reeve Maxfield that her parents decide to send her to a boarding school called The Wooden Barn, which is in rural Vermont. It is especially for very intelligent, damaged, fragile youth. Jam is selected with five other […]
HIT Entertainment Simon and Schuster http://www.miketheknight.com ISBN: 9780857076809 RRP: $9.99 Age: 3+ Date of Publication: April 2012 Reviewer: Angela Hall By now I am sure most of you are aware of who Mike the Knight is and his catch phrase “Be a Knight and do it right!” In Meet Mike the Knight we step into his world and learn all about what it is like to be Mike the Knight, who his friends are and what he does. While this book […]
Anna Kemp & Sara Ogilvie Simon & Schuster Published: 26 April 2012 Format: Hardback 32 pages Categories: Princesses, Dragons, Adventure ISBN 13: 9781847388759 Reviewer: Kylie Calwell Princess Sue knows the drill, she’s grown her hair long and read all the books about being a princess, she just needs her Prince to come and rescue her from boredom. He finally arrives and Sue is all ready for adventure and mischief but the Prince thinks those things are all unprincess like. How […]
Author; Amber Castle Illustrator; Mary Hall Simon and Schuster Age, 7+ $9.99 ea Reviewed by Kelly McDonald Eleven year old Gwen is a bit of a tomboy. Where she lives, a girl is meant to be lady like, and demur, and keep clean and not like adventures. But Gwen loves beating the young pages in archery, and outwitting them when she can, and likes nothing more than going on wonderful adventures and being daring. Her life is changed dramatically […]
Author, Kim McCosker Published by Simon & Schuster Australia. Release; November 2011. RRP; $29.99 ISBN;17435679521 Reviewed by Vicki Griffin. What an absolutely delectable book! It has a simple format, beautiful photography and easy chapters to find what you want. With ‘4 Ingredients Christmas’ one will never be stuck again for delicious, simple easy recipes for Christmas! From Citrus Glazed ham through to Plum pudding with just four ingredients is magic! I personally like the ‘The night before Christmas’ section it […]
Claire Freedman Ben Cort Simon and Schuster http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1 ISBN-13: 9781847389046 RRP (Hardcover): $24.99 October 2011 Reviewed by Angela Hall. Monty loves to invent things and one day he finds a book with lots of amazing and very rare inventions. Well why not make a monster? That is just what any kid would think, what could possibly go wrong? This book is another invention from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants. Bold and dazzling, fun and feisty it is bound to be […]
Karen Wallace Simon and Schuster RRP: $16.99 ISBN: 9781416917168 Format: Paperback Published: 4th August 2011 Reviewed by Kelly McDonald. Well, I polished off this little beauty in 4 days whilst moving house, scrubbing walls, and curbing the adventures of a spirited 5 year old! To make the time, I had an extended bath soak, a sneak back into bed (shhhh), and forfeited my little bit of tele time with hubby just to get back to my book! Emerald St. Johnhas managed to […]
Ted Prior Simon and Schuster Australia Release date; November 2011. ISBN; 9780731815029 RRP; $19.99 Reviewed by Vicki Griffin. This wonderful book is recognized by leading educational experts and was selected to be part of the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge! It is filled with great activities to do. Not only is it fun it also encourages children to read, do puzzles, make party masks and has comic strips! It also teaches children how to write their own poems and has a […]