Boo Loves Books

by Kaye Baillie and Tracie Grimwood reviewed by Sarah Custance ‘Boo Loves Books’ is a must-have on the shelf of any dog lover, especially those that have rescue pets. Kaye Baillie is still a relatively new name in picture books but teamed with  Tracie Grimwood’s illustrations and her touching story they have hit a winner … Continue reading Boo Loves Books

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

The Time of Green Magic

by Hilary McKay reviewed by Mia Macrossan Hilary McKay is a popular writer in the UK who has won  the Costa Children's Book Award for The Skylarks' War, the Guardian Fiction Prize for The Exiles, and the Smarties and the Whitbread Award for The Exiles in Love and Saffy's Angel respectively. She is one of … Continue reading The Time of Green Magic

Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Bookwanderers (Pages & Co., Book 1)

by Anna James illustrated by Paola Escobar reviewed by Mia Macrossan This literary story is aimed at those who have already read a fair bit because characters from several famous children’s stories feature in the plot. 12 yr old Tilly lives with her grandparents  above their bookshop called Pages & Co. This is no ordinary … Continue reading Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Bookwanderers (Pages & Co., Book 1)

The Dragon in the Library

by Louie Stowell illustrated by Davide Ortu reviewed by Sarah Custance Louie Stowell is an English author of many books, both fact and fiction, for children as well as being the Editorial Director at Ladybird. The Dragon in the Library is her first middle grade novel that will become a series with the second book … Continue reading The Dragon in the Library