Written by Christopher Cheng Illustrated by Bruce Whatley Reviewed by Inda Ahmad Zabri One Tree is a tender narrative about the changes through generations, seen from the eyes of a little boy. Although he has been told that his grandfather was once a strong and gregarious person, the elderly man who lives with him now … Continue reading One Tree
by Elly Griffiths reviewed by Mia Macrossan This traditional murder mystery set in a 1930s girl’s boarding school has all the ingredients of a classic whodunnit. Justice Jones is sent to Highbury House School for the daughters of gentlefolk after her mother dies as her barrister father works too long hours to be able to … Continue reading A Girl Called Justice
The Day Henry Met Actions, Numbers, the ABC and Colours Written and illustrated by Gilly ( Gary Gill) Reviewed by Kerry Neary Already popular from his television series, feature character, Henry, now launches into the world of children’s books. Henry is based on the author-illustrator’s young son (of the same name) and the animated series … Continue reading The Day Henry Met … series
Written by Gordon Winch Illustrated by Stephen Pym Reviewed by Inda Ahmad Zabri Holly the Honeybee Dancing Star, a picture book which highlights a particularly clever trait of the honeybee is the third from duo Gordon Winch and Stephen Pym, who both have a background in science. They also produced ‘Apollo the Powerful Owl’ and … Continue reading Holly the Honeybee Dancing Star
Written by Jacqui Halpin Illustrated by Sandra Severgnini Reviewed by Dajo Finlayson Based on a true story, this is a beautifully illustrated, colourful and informative picture book highlighting both the tragedy of orphaned wildlife due to road kill and also the cost to, and dedication of, wildlife carers in Australia. Lucky is an orphaned swamp … Continue reading Where’s Lucky?
Our latest reading list is all about dragons - the fierce, the bold, the beautiful and also the hungry, the accident-prone, the sleepy, and the short-tempered. Here is a delightful introduction to the world of dragons for the very young - ages 0 to 6. This list is just a brief introduction to dragons. There … Continue reading Dragons in Picture Books
Written and illustrated by Alex G Griffiths Reviewed by Sandy Driessens Sunday is George’s favourite day of the week, because that’s the day he goes on adventures with his Grandad. On this particular Sunday, Grandad introduces George to the wonderful world of bugs. Inspired by the amazing display of bugs at the Museum of Wildlife, … Continue reading The Bug Collector