StoryLinks Interviews Cherri Ryan

by Mia Macrossan Cherri Ryan's first picture book Spirit was published recently. Magnificently illustrated by Christina Booth it is the story of a little girl who builds a sail boat and calls it Spirit. She takes it for a trial in the garden pond. Spirit does well and that night the girl dreams of sailing … Continue reading StoryLinks Interviews Cherri Ryan

Bush and Beyond: Stories from Country

by Tjalaminu Mia,  Jessica Lister, Cheryl Kickett-Tucker and Jaylon Tucker illustrated by Tracey Gibbs reviewed by Danielle Freeland This is the collaborative work of the four indigenous authors and forms part of the Waarda series of Indigenous stories. The four stories within the book give a rich account of family ties and life in the bush. The gentle … Continue reading Bush and Beyond: Stories from Country

Happily Ever After: The Little Mermaid

by Alex Field illustrated by Owen Swan Reviewed by Maria Parenti-Baldey Happily, Ever After, The Little Mermaid is a retold story. It’s about Ariel, the little mermaid, who longed to see the world above. In this story Ariel is 14 going on 15 which makes it an excellent resource for children as they progress through … Continue reading Happily Ever After: The Little Mermaid

Beautiful Mess

by Claire Christian reviewed by Ayesha Uddin Life can get messy. For you, for me, and for practically every character in this book. The raw and intense read that is ‘Beautiful Mess’ explores the uncomfortable side of life, and how people muddle through it - or don’t. Ava, the main character, has been in a … Continue reading Beautiful Mess