Tricky’s Bad Day

by Alison Lester reviewed by Claire Monsour Poor Tricky is having a bad day. It all starts when he wakes early  and tries to get himself some milk; but a spill and a slip wake the whole family! From then on, nothing seems to go right for him. Breakfast isn't the way he wants it, … Continue reading Tricky’s Bad Day

Dream Riders : Frankie

by Laura Bloom and Jesse Blackadder Reviewed by Sarah Custance Laura Bloom and Jesse Blackadder are two award-winning writers who live in country Australia. In their new collaborative series ‘Dream Riders’ they have let their passion for country life and horses shine through. Laura and Jesse have approached this series as a tag-team writing duo, … Continue reading Dream Riders : Frankie

Max’s Dinosaur Feet

by Lana Spasevski illustrated by Penelope Pratley Reviewed by Inda Ahmad Zabri Max has a great idea. He pulls on a pair of dinosaur slippers and begins to charge around the living room. The stomping and smashing is bound to wake his baby sister Molly. Luckily, his mother lends him a way to avoid making … Continue reading Max’s Dinosaur Feet

The Bogan Mondrian

by Steven Herrick reviewed by Dajo Finlayson From the very outset this book had me captivated. The vibrantly coloured front and back covers caught my attention  as I’ve always been a fan of the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian’s work. His wonderfully abstract, colourful, cubist block designs which he considered to be ‘an escape from reality’ … Continue reading The Bogan Mondrian

It Sounded Better In My Head

by Nina Kenwood reviewed by Mia Macrossan This delightful debut novel deservedly won the 2018 Text Prize for fiction. It is the affecting story of Natalie and her friends in that limbo of time between finishing year 12 and starting university. Natalie is no longer a school girl, but she is not yet an adult … Continue reading It Sounded Better In My Head

A Quiet Girl

by Peter Carnavas reviewed by Yvonne Mes Mary’s quiet conversations and ponderings are drowned out by the noise of tools, technology and toys used by her busy mother, brother and father. Mary is mostly content to be by herself surrounded by the sounds of the natural environment but is frustrated in her efforts to share … Continue reading A Quiet Girl