The Australian Survival Guide

by George Ivanoff reviewed by Mia Macrossan Even if you think Australia is trying to kill you, The Australia Survival Guide can save your life!  Australia is famous the world over for the deadliness of many of its native species so Ivanoff's survival guide is a very useful resource if you want to stay alive … Continue reading The Australian Survival Guide

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

Raising Readers

How to nurture a child's love of books by Megan Daley reviewed by Mia Macrossan Nurture is the key word in this warm, almost intimate, guidebook which describes in enthusiastic detail how to inculcate a love of reading in your child from birth. Written in an engaging conversational style the book is an absolute treasure … Continue reading Raising Readers

The Lost Book of Adventure

edited by Teddy Keen reviewed by Mia Macrossan The Lost Book of Adventure – what a marvellous title - purports to be ‘from the notebooks of the Unknown Adventurer’, a person who traveled the globe and had spent most of his time out in the wild. It is an absolute treasure trove of practical and … Continue reading The Lost Book of Adventure

A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space

by Libby Jackson illustrated by students of the London College of Communication Century/Penguin Books Australia 2017 144 pp hardback $32.99 ISBN 9781780898360 Written by British author and Aerospace scientist Libby Jackson, and illustrated by the students of the London College of Communication, this book is presented in a similar format to Goodnight Stories for Rebel … Continue reading A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space