Review: Where’s My Dinosaur?

Mummy’s tummy is growing. Dad says it will be a playmate for the little girl that narrates the story.  Obsessed with dinosaurs, she hopes it will be one. With the size it currently is, she imagines it is a chick, […]

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Review: The Australian Climate Change Book

Identical in its exceptional design and presentation to their previous The Bushfire Book, Polly Marsden and Chris Nixon have collaborated again on the thought-provoking, The Australian Climate Change Book. Full of information intended to arouse awareness in children about actions […]

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Review: Where Ya Goin’?

Where Ya Goin’? opens onto the Australian outback. It’s the start of an adventure into new friendships, companionship, and sharing. Echidna sets out towards the unknown. With a string of amazing native animals picked up along the way to who-knows-where, […]

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Review: Four All at Sea

The four car friends from Four on the Run, return with fame and new adventures.  In Four All at Sea, the personification of the characters and the objects that surround them, steer the story through dialogue and point of view […]

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Review: Always

Always is the seventh and final book in Morris Gleitzman’s outstanding series featuring the hero Felix. It marks the end of two journeys; the one taken by Felix, the other, the writing journey with Felix by the author,which began sixteen […]

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Review: Treasure in the Lake

With the surge of graphic novels for all ages, comes the opportunity for creators and designers to offer a different style of book to children who find reading words difficult, but are drawn to visual narratives. A five-publisher auction led […]

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Review: Pax Journey Home

An extraordinary and emotional tale of survival of both animals and humans, I regret having missed the first book, Pax, as I loved Pax: Journey Home, so much! Its beautiful and moving poetic prose carries countless underlying themes and messages […]

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Review: Babies at the Billabong

What a wonderful anytime story Babies at the Billabong is!  A walk through the Australian bush is reason for celebration. There is so much to see and learn about; tall trees, flowered bushes and baby animals playing in their natural […]

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Review: Mel and Shell

It is 1979. Shell is ten years old and in Grade 5. To commemorate 150 years since the first settlers came from England, she has been allocated an imaginary pen-pal, Mary, from 1829, as a history project. She has a […]

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