Archie and the Bear

Written by Zanni Louise Illustrated by David Mackintosh Reviewed by Sue Wright One of my favourite children’s books is Where’s My Teddy by Jez Alborough (1992). Archie and the Bear (2017) by Zanni Louise and David Mackintosh has a delightful small boy-meets-bear moment reminiscent of Alborough’s classic, though they’re very different books. While Alborough’s boy … Continue reading Archie and the Bear

Waiting for Chicken Smith

Written and illustrated by David Mackintosh Reviewed by Katrin Dreiling  Ever since I stumbled upon David Mackintosh’s What’s up MuMu?  at the library, I am a massive fan. His style of illustrating and telling the story is so quirky that you are profusely surprised by how much beauty you find in the underlying message. As … Continue reading Waiting for Chicken Smith

The Adventures of Jellybean

Written by Bill Condon and Dianne Bates Illustrated by Lucia Masciullo Reviewed by Rebecca Sheraton Co-authors Bill Condon and Dianne Bates have written a delightful early chapter book for ages 6 and above, published by the University of Queensland Press. Eight-year-old best friends, Rory Hunter and Trang Nguyen live next door to each other in … Continue reading The Adventures of Jellybean

The Things That Will Not Stand

Written by Michael Gerard Bauer Reviewed by Mia Macrossan The latest offering from Brisbane author  is a great read for teenagers especially those still trying to work out what relationships are all about. The main character  Seb, a year 11 student,  is attending a university open day with his best friend Tolly to get some … Continue reading The Things That Will Not Stand

The Dog Who Saved The World

written by Ross Welford reviewed by Mia Macrossan Best friends Georgie and Ramzy while at their local beach meet an interesting woman Dr Pretorius, who invites them up to her laboratory to trial her experimental virtual reality set up. Despite initial misgivings - both are very aware of the perils and pitfalls of wandering off … Continue reading The Dog Who Saved The World

The Pyramid Puzzle Starring Olive Black

by Alex Miles illustrated by Maude Guesne reviewed by Tyrion Perkins When I first picked up this book with its yellow picture of camels, pyramids and, girl in Cleopatra style costume, I thought it was going to be a mystery set in ancient Egypt. However, the lights around the tile and “starring Olive Black,” should … Continue reading The Pyramid Puzzle Starring Olive Black

Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords #2 Amelia Fang series

Written and  illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson Reviewed by Sandy Driessens Meet Amelia Fang, a sparky little vampire in a dark and gloomy world … or is it? With a spider, webs and a smiling Amelia Fang in scratchy black cartoons , the cover artwork announces this story as a bit scary, but it is … Continue reading Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords #2 Amelia Fang series