The Dream Bird

Written by Aleesah Darlison Illustrated by Emma Middleton Reviewed by Sandy Driessens George is a little boy who plays all day but at night, struggles to go to sleep. Though the other members of his family make helpful suggestions, it is Gran who shares a bedtime story that soothes him off to sleep. The title … Continue reading The Dream Bird

The Hole

Written by Kerry Brown, Illustrated by Lucia Masciullo Reviewed by Dajo Finlayson If you were walking through the woods and a hole you came upon, would you stop and take a look? Or simply carry on? One by one, several animals come upon a strange black hole in the middle of the woods and collectively … Continue reading The Hole

Cloud Conductor

Written by Kelly Byrnes Illustrated by Anne-Marie Finn Reviewed by Danielle Freeland Debut children’s author, Kellie Byrnes, and well-published illustrator, Ann-Marie Finn, have come together to deliver the delightful and thought-provoking story of Frankie, a sometimes bed-ridden child, who sees possibilities in the world around her. The story encourages children to push their imaginations to … Continue reading Cloud Conductor

Marvellous Mummy

Written by Katie Poli  Illustrated by Giuseppe Poli Reviewed by Zewlan Moor Marvellous Mummy is a simple, sweet picture book for early childhood. The rhythm is established on the first page. First a statement and then evocative words that children will enjoy mimicking. For example, 'My mummy is silly and goofy and fun. Tickle, tickle, … Continue reading Marvellous Mummy

Once Upon an ABC

Written by Sophie Masson Illustrated by Chris Nielsen Reviewed by Danielle Freeland Sophie Masson is a prolific writer who has written many books for children, many of which have been shortlisted or received awards. Illustrator, Christopher Nielsen, is a relative newcomer by comparison, and has here created an interesting and colourful visual narrative. Once Upon … Continue reading Once Upon an ABC

Baby Band

Written by Diane Jackson Hill Illustrated by Giuseppe Poli Reviewed by Lucy McGinley When I picked this up my first thought was that I’d read it before.  There have been a few books written about the noises babies make and how this disturbs others. However, when I opened the book I immediately saw the difference … Continue reading Baby Band

Is It The Way You Giggle?

Written by Nicola Connelly Illustrated by Annie White Reviewed by Luise Manning Soft water colours make this 32-page picture book an adorable read. The end papers made me think of a birthday party but as the story unfolds it implies that we all have similarities but are all different in our own special way.  Connelly … Continue reading Is It The Way You Giggle?