What Zola Did on Monday

by Melina Marchetta illustrated by Deb Hudson reviewed by Mia Macrossan This is the first in a new series,  by acclaimed Australian author, Melina Marchetta, most famous for her books  for older children including Looking for Allibrandi, but here writing for emerging readers aged 6+. The series is planned to have seven titles one for … Continue reading What Zola Did on Monday

Duck, Apple, Egg

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

BumbleBunnies: The Sock (BumbleBunnies, Book 2)

by Graeme Base reviewed by Kerry Neary The second title in Graeme Base’s new series for early readers BumbleBunnies, has been released. It’s called The Sock and is another domestic super-hero story in the vein of The Pond, first title in the series. A strong breeze ruffles the washing on the line and a sock … Continue reading BumbleBunnies: The Sock (BumbleBunnies, Book 2)

Emily Green’s Garden

Written by Penny Harrison Illustrated by Megan Forward Reviewed by Inda Ahmad Zabri Emily Green’s Garden is a picture book celebrating the love of plants. Author Penny Harrison and illustrator Megan Forward are aficionados of the gardening world, having cut their teeth on titles such as The Art Garden and A Patch from Scratch respectively. … Continue reading Emily Green’s Garden