written and illustrated by Christina Booth reviewed by Mia Macrossan Christina Booth is an award-winning author of eight books, and illustrator of over twenty. Trained as a teacher and painter, she was awarded a CBCA Honour Book Award for her book Kip, and has won numerous notable book awards as well as the Environment Award for Children's Literature … Continue reading Are These Hen’s Eggs?
by Ursula Dubosarsky illustrated by Andrew Joyner reviewed by Mia Macrossan The latest offering from prolific and award-winning writer Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by the equally talented, prolific and award-winning Andrew Joyner is a gorgeously produced picture story book, rich in colourful illustrations, with endpapers, thick shiny paper, well set out print and most important … Continue reading Ask Hercules Quick
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
by Glenda Millard Illustrated by Martina Heiduczek reviewed by Mia Macrossan Glenda Millard is a much-loved Australian writer well known for her middle grade novels, especially the Kingdom of Silk series. Here she has teamed up with the illustrator Martina Heiduczek to create a picture book that is a both a celebration of playing in … Continue reading Duck, Apple, Egg
by Pamela Allen reviewed by Mia Macrossan A very old and popular favourite is celebrating 40 years in print! I am sure that many of you will recognize it and remember it fondly. Mr Archimedes’ Bath by Pamela Allen was first published in 1980. It explains in a delightfully quirky way that Eureka! moment when Mr … Continue reading Mr Archimedes’ Bath
by Ondine Sherman reviewed by Sarah Custance ‘Snow’ is the second book in Sherman’s ‘Animal Allies’ series, the first book is ‘Sky’ and the third, (coming out in 2020) is ‘Star’. Ondine is a life-long animal activist and the co-founder and MD of ‘Voiceless’, an animal protection institute. This book series focuses on raising teenage … Continue reading Snow
by Emma Carroll reviewed by Sarah Custance If you want a well written middle-grade historical fiction then Emma Carroll has proven herself to be the perfect choice. ‘When We Were Warriors’ is Carroll’s ninth novel and is living up to its predecessor’s excellence. This book is actually three separate stories with small tie-ins to one … Continue reading When We Were Warriors