One Tree

Written by Christopher Cheng Illustrated by Bruce Whatley Reviewed by Inda Ahmad Zabri One Tree is a tender narrative  about the changes through generations, seen from the eyes of a little boy. Although he has been told that his grandfather was once a strong and gregarious person, the elderly man who lives with him now … Continue reading One Tree

A Girl Called Justice

by Elly Griffiths reviewed by Mia Macrossan This traditional murder mystery set in a 1930s girl’s boarding school has all the ingredients of a classic whodunnit. Justice Jones is sent to Highbury House School for the daughters of gentlefolk after her mother dies as her barrister father works too long hours to be able to … Continue reading A Girl Called Justice

Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery

Written and illustrated by Renee Treml Reviewed by Mia Macrossan Renee Treml is the author and illustrator of several successful picture books for very young readers, including: Once I Heard a Little Wombat, Ten Little Owls and Wombat Big, Puggle Small. She also has a degree in environmental science and has a passionate love of natural history. In … Continue reading Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery

The Day Henry Met … series

The Day Henry Met Actions, Numbers, the ABC and Colours Written and illustrated by Gilly ( Gary Gill) Reviewed by Kerry Neary Already popular from his television series, feature character, Henry, now launches into the world of children’s books. Henry is based on the author-illustrator’s young son (of the same name) and the animated series … Continue reading The Day Henry Met … series

StoryLinks Short Story Competition

For young writers in Grades 4 – 6 or Grades 7 – 9 All  young writers  are invited to enter. The short story, maximum of 2000 words, Due date for entries is August 31, 2019. The winner will be announced 16 September, 2019. The winner of each section will receive $100 each and their story … Continue reading StoryLinks Short Story Competition

Holly the Honeybee Dancing Star

Written by Gordon Winch Illustrated by Stephen Pym Reviewed by Inda Ahmad Zabri Holly the Honeybee Dancing Star, a picture book which highlights a particularly clever trait of the honeybee is the third from duo Gordon Winch and Stephen Pym, who both have a background in science. They also produced ‘Apollo the Powerful Owl’ and … Continue reading Holly the Honeybee Dancing Star

The International Space Station

Written by Clive Gifford Illustrated by Dan Schlitzkus Reviewed by Dajo Finlayson This interesting work deals with the structure and workings of, and living conditions aboard, the International Space Station (ISS). With detailed, stylised illustrations complemented by simple, easy to understand fact boxes, a comprehensive table of contents, glossary, further information including relevant and interesting … Continue reading The International Space Station