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

Little Bilby’s Aussie Easter Egg Hunt

by Yvonne Mes illustrated by Jody Pratt reviewed by Mia Macrossan This charming board book contains a lot in a small package. It is the perfect way to introduce your child to the joy and fun of Easter egg hunting in an Australian context. Three little bilbies are out looking for Easter eggs – they … Continue reading Little Bilby’s Aussie Easter Egg Hunt

Letters from Australia

Making pictures with the A-B-C by Maree Coote reviewed by Kerry Neary One of the most innovative illustrators on the Australian scene in recent times is Maree Coote. All of her pictures are made from the letters in the name of the objects she is illustrating. Technically, this is called typographic illustration; many people will … Continue reading Letters from Australia

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

Dippy’s Big Day Out (Dippy the Diprotodon, #1)

by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley with Ben Smith Whatley reviewed by Kerry Neary If a book is a major success it makes sense to do at least one follow-up. Arguably the best example of that theory in recent times has been the Wombat series of books by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. But what … Continue reading Dippy’s Big Day Out (Dippy the Diprotodon, #1)