The Mummy Animal Book

by Jennifer Cossins reviewed by Mia Macrossan Jennifer Cossins has written the popular 101 Collective Nouns, A Flamboyance of Flamingos and The Baby Animal Book and now in The Mummy Animal Book she focuses on mothers and their offspring. She has chosen 14 familiar animals, both domestic and wild, from a range of continents and … Continue reading The Mummy Animal Book

NEW! Australian Animals Reading Lists

We have prepared two Reading Lists for use by teachers and parents. Australian Animal Books for Younger Readers features popular classics and many popular titles, written by awarded Australian children's writers,  all about iconic Australian animals with a recommended reading age  from babies to eight years old. The companion list, Australian Animal Books for Ages … Continue reading NEW! Australian Animals Reading Lists

Get Out of my Bath

by Britta Teckentrup reviewed by Mia Macrossan Britta Teckentrup is a German born British author and illustrator of over 100 books. This interactive board book is about Ellie the elephant  who loves to make waves in her bath. The reader is invited to gently shake the book from side to side to see what happens … Continue reading Get Out of my Bath

Bitsy

by Nikki Greenberg reviewed by Mia Macrossan Greenberg is well known for her graphic adaptations of The Great Gatsby and Hamlet (joint winner of the 2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year award) but here she has come down from those lofty heights to write a jolly tale about a subversive … Continue reading Bitsy

Little Puggle’s Song

by Vikki Conley illustrated by Helene Magisson reviewed by Mia Macrossan This attractive and  beautifully designed picture book centres on the struggles of a  baby echidna or puggle who desperately wants to join in with the other animals to create music in the bush. The animals are forming a choir to sing a welcome song … Continue reading Little Puggle’s Song

Leaving the Lyrebird Forest

written by Gary Crew illustrated by Julian Laffan reviewed by Yvonne Mes Pondering a future beyond the forest, Alice a young girl, befriends a lyrebird and the elderly widower nearby. Alice is an independent and confident girl, who we follow from the age of 3 until she is 14 while she is living with her … Continue reading Leaving the Lyrebird Forest

Animal Rights Reading List

Animal rights is a perennial topic studied in schools throughout Australia. Teacher Librarian Dajo Finlayson has prepared a reading list of novels that will provide a sound basis for developing awareness of this always current always relevant subject. Now available here.