The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls

by Adam Cece illustrated by Andrew Weldon reviewed by Rebecca Sheraton Adam Cece, winner of the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, has written a humorous and wacky junior fiction book. The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls follows the trio Kipp Kindle, Tobias Treachery and Cymphany Chan who try to work out … Continue reading The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls


by James Foley reviewed by Tyrion Perkins Two scientist/engineering girls accidentally resize a dung beetle so their whole town is threatened by a massive dung ball – who wouldn’t want to read it? Especially told comic book style through the attractive  illustrations by James Foley, who also illustrated My Dead Bunny by Sigi Cohen. Sally … Continue reading Dungzilla

Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables Fight Back

by Tim Harris, illustrated by James Hart reviewed by Rebecca Sheraton Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables Fight Back is the second book in this series following on from the popular Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables published last year. Book Three, Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables Go Wild is due out in September 2018. Mr Bambuckle’s class is lost without their beloved … Continue reading Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables Fight Back


written and illustrated by Philip Bunting This is an attractive picture book with stylised illustrations reminiscent of Jon Klassen and plenty of humour. The book is set out with the illustrations on the right of each spread on a black background and is contrasted on the left page with minimal text on a white background. The … Continue reading Mopoke

Mummy Fairy and Me

by Sophie Kinsella Puffin  February 2018 176 pages paperback $11.75 ISBN 9780141377896 Reviewed by Zoe Collins Mummy Fairy and Me is narrated by a young girl called Ella: a fairy-in-waiting and the daughter of a hapless (possibly hopeless) Mummy Fairy. Mummy fairy - it must be noted - holds down a very important corporate leadership role and is … Continue reading Mummy Fairy and Me