When Grandma Burnt Her Bra

Grandparents can have a huge influence on their grandchildren by sharing their ideas and past experiences. The Grandma in When Grandma Burnt Her Bra explains, in a very clever way, just why she burnt her bra. It was a way of protesting against conformity, and letting...

Ace and Chica’s Wild Money Tails: Borrowing 

Anthony Chimirri states,” My goal for this book is to assist the future generation’s basic financial literacy.” He has most certainly achieved this goal. The book is very cleverly set out as a Picture Book. He has used two ‘staffie’ dogs as the main characters. One of...

Impossible Creatures

To open Impossible Creatures is to be catapulted straight into a fascinating fantasy world. Even for a non-fantasy reader, it is very hard to stop turning pages. The first page we come to is a map of an archipelago. The next pages show drawings and explanations of...

A Christmas Present for Roo

If earlier this year you and your child enjoyed ‘The Great Aussie Easter Egg-And-Spoon Race’ by author Sophie Sayle, this is the book for you both. Once again she has created the perfect picture book to put in a 4-6 year old’s stocking at Christmas. Not only is A...

We Know a Place

Once again award winning Australian author Maxine Beneba Clarke has created a picture book, which will engage and delight young emerging readers; it also fits beautifully into the ‘The Children’s Book Council’s Book Week 2023’ theme of “Read, Grow, Inspire”. ‘We Know...

DEEP

A baby whale is born and so the story Deep begins. His mother gently helps him to the surface to take his first breath. The reader follows the development of the calf and follows the journey of the pair across the ocean. His mother s takes the calf on a long trail so...

Where Will the Sleepy Sheep Sleep?

Where Will The Sleepy Sheep Sleep is undoubtedly a tongue twister of a bedtime story. The alliteration device used gives a rhythm to the tale and creates a mood by its rhyming couplets. Combine this with the delightful illustrations of a sleepy sheep and already you...

A Friend for Ruby

It is rare to find a Childrens Picture Book which combines exquisite illustrations with a meaningful and rich story. Sophie Laguna and Marc McBride have certainly achieved this in A Friend for Ruby. Our interest is captured from the end pages, again beautifully...

The Shade Tree

This wonderfully simplistic tale, The Shade Tree has shades of ancient stories. It talks about greed, sharing, nature and good defeating evil. The story revolves around the shade that a large tree gives. The villagers like to lie under the tree to revive in the...

Granbad

Some families are lucky enough to have a Grandfather who cares deeply about the environment and his grandchildren. So deeply does this Grandfather care that he is willing to be quite outrageous to bring attention to creatures such as the endangered sugar glider. He is...

My Especially Weird Week with Tess

Translated from the Dutch by David Colmer My Especially Weird Week With Tess from Anna Woltz, is an amazing journey into the world of young teens who are slightly different in their approach to life. There is so much to ponder and consider, especially where do you...

Meet Mim

Five fabulous facts about the mimic Octopus,” is on the back page of this beautifully illustrated picture book, Meet Mim. It tells us the size, of the octopus, it’s hearts and blood component and where it lives. These facts give structure to a story which surprises...