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

Evie and Pog: Party Perfect!

by Tania McCartney reviewed by Sarah Custance Tania McCartney is a children’s book writer, illustrator, and editor. She is the founder of ‘Kids’ Book Review’ and the ‘Happy Book’ podcast. Tina has written and/or illustrated dozens of picture books and children’s information books as well as having written a few books for adult audiences. The … Continue reading Evie and Pog: Party Perfect!

No Place for an Octopus

written and illustrated by Claire Zorn reviewed by Mia Macrossan This is a new beginning for Zorn who has previous won awards for her serious young adult fiction. Both The Protected  and One Would Think the Deep won CBCA Book of the Year awards. No Place for an Octopus is about a young boy who … Continue reading No Place for an Octopus

Running with the Horses

written and illustrated by Alison Lester reviewed by Mia Macrossan Running with the Horses written and illustrated by Australian national treasure Alison Lester is a new edition of an old picture book favourite. Now in a smaller hardback format it is more of an illustrated story for emerging readers. It is a stirring adventure tale … Continue reading Running with the Horses

Evie and the Animals

by Matt Haig illustrated by Emily Gravett reviewed by Mia Macrossan This heartwarming story introduces  a young girl who has the special talent of being able to understand and talk to animals a la Hugh Lofting's Dr Dolittle. (I don't think it is a coincidence that Evie goes to Lofting Primary School) Evie gets in … Continue reading Evie and the Animals