Tim Cahill Scholastic Australia ISBN 9781760666118 Age 7+ Date of publication April 2019 Reviewer Megan Stuart Another in the Tiny Timmy series which address real situations faced by young readers. In this book (the ninth in the series) Tinny Timmy learns to decide what is “right” for him and this may mean he has to follow his own path which may not be the same oath as the “cool group”.
Peter Millett Jenny Cooper Scholastic ISBN 9781775435280 RRP $17.99 Date of publication August 2018 Age 3 – 7 years Reviewer Megan Stuart New words to “This old man” which actually fit very nicely and are good fun to read. The illustrations support the text beautifully and are full of action. There is a CD of Jay Laga’aia singing the words included. Even if your Dad plays soccer, tennis or golf you’ll like this book.
Categories: Children's Books, humour, Illustrated, Miscellaneous, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic Inc, Special Topic Books (For Children), Sport • Tags: humour, Picture Books, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, sports
Tim Cahill Scholastic ISBN 9781743816509 RRP $12.99 Age 7+ Date of publication April 2017 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is the fifth book in what has become a popular series. I believe the reason for this is not only because Tim Cahill is a respected Soccer player but because the books have a realistic message. This book deals with being away from home for a few days. There are plenty of students who can relate to this.
Tim Cahill Scholastic ISBN 9781760273668 RRP $12.99 Age 7+ Date of publication November 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is the fourth in the Tiny Timmy series by Tim Cahill. This book looks at the importance of being prepared for a match and in particular your pre match diet. Studs and Hacker discover that a large serving of pizza and soft drink does not necessarily give you more energy. These are good early chapter books from a first class soccer player.
Categories: Children's Books, Junior Novel, Miscellaneous, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic Inc, Special Topic Books (For Children), Sport • Tags: Health, Reviewer - Megan Stuart, Scholastic Press, sports
Michael Panckridge Ford St ISBN 9781925272499 RRP $14.95 Age 10+ Date of publication October 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart Against the spin is the second book in the legend series. The central characters remain the same but the plot thickens. The competition in this book revolves around cricket but there is enough in the plot and character analysis to be interesting even without a thorough knowledge of the game of cricket.
Brett & Hayley S. Kirk Random House Australia 9781742753256 RRP: $24.95 Publication Date: 1st August 2012 Reviewed by Cassandra Griffin Brave Heart is an inspiration glimpse into the life of Australian footballer Brett Kirk. With the help of his wife, Hayley S. Kirk, Brett has given access to the highs, lows and very lows of his life and his sporting career. Sharing details from losing his mentor, meeting the Dalai Lama, the support of his wife and family, leaving […]
Categories: Adult, Autobiography, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Young Adult • Tags: autobiography, Brett Kirk, Hayley Kirk, Inspiring, random house australia, Reviewer - Cassandra Griffin, sports, Sydney Swans
Donna M Smith Jelli-Beanz Publishing ISBN; 9780980861020 Audience primary school age – Grade 1-3. Reviewed by Vicki Griffin. ‘Billy Cart Derby’ is predominately an early reader text, the words are large, black and white pictures accompany most pages and there are only 29 pages. The story line covers a Billy cart race at Happy Valley Primary School between Grade two and Grade three and the children are excited! TJ, Ben and Jaz interact and it shows through the dialogue their […]
Categories: Children's Books, Picture Books • Tags: Billy Cart Derby, Donna M Smith, early reader, Education Resource, Grade 1-3, Jelli-Beanz Publishing, Literacy, Reviewer - Vicki Griffin, School use, sports