by Mia Macrossan James took time recently to chat to StoryLinks about his latest book The Young Vikings, an exciting adventure story for younger readers. James Moloney hardly needs an introduction but here goes. He is an award-winning Queensland author who has written nearly fifty novels for young readers aged from six to sixteen. His … Continue reading StoryLinks Interviews JAMES MOLONEY
by Adam Cece illustrated by Andrew Weldon reviewed by Rebecca Sheraton Adam Cece, winner of the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, has written a humorous and wacky junior fiction book. The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls follows the trio Kipp Kindle, Tobias Treachery and Cymphany Chan who try to work out … Continue reading The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls
written by Matt Porter reviewed by Rebecca Sheraton This is the first book in the Footy Stars series and features AFLW Stephanie Chiocci, who captains and plays for the Collingwood women’s team. It is great to see a female sporting hero children can relate to as one of the main characters. Stephanie jets off to … Continue reading Stephanie Chiocci and the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Chase
written by Erin Hunter reviewed by Lucy McGinley Prepare yourself for an emotional roller coaster as you are immersed into the world of wild animals. Bravelands: Broken Pride, will have you crouching in the savannah grasses like a lion cub, pounding your chest like a baboon and proudly striding like an elephant as you live … Continue reading Bravelands#1 Broken Pride
written by Tania McCartney illustrated by Jess Racklyeft reviewed by Inda Ahmad Zabri This colourful picture book is a playful catalogue of the senses of sight and hearing. It is delivered in the format of a book flipped halfway, as SEE starts at the front page and HEAR at the back. I initially found this jarring, … Continue reading See Hear: There’s Magic All Around You. What Can You See? What Can You Hear?
written by Lynn Jenkins illustrated by Kirrili Lonergan Reviewed by Inda Ahmad Zabri This picture book is aimed at addressing the problem of anxiety and worry. We are introduced to Loppy, a peculiar-looking creature with stringy limbs and exaggerated eyes and lips. He lives with other LACs – an entire mountain tribe of Little Anxious Creatures, … Continue reading Lessons of a LAC
written and illustrated by Craig MacLean reviewed by Leslee Anne Hewson This picture book is the second book written and illustrated by Craig MacLean and published by Angus & Robertson. It is the bedtime book sequel to his debut book, What Noise Comes From a Giraffe? The text is written in third person present tense. Eight … Continue reading Where Does A Giraffe Go To Bed?