Tree

Using marvellous illustrations and descriptive, lyrical language, the Clare Saxby has used this tree as the main character in this picture book, naturally titled Tree. The story begins with a view of the forest from above. It is a misty morning, but one tree stands...

My Very Own Special Particular Private and Personal Cat

What a grand way to get a message across to children. Warning bells begin to ring with the text on the first page. “This is my cat my very own cat….MINE.”  Then begins the story of what happened between the boy and his cat. What the boy wants and what the cat...

GRUB

Whatever you do, read this book! Read it, then read it to your friends, then read it to any child nearby. GRUB is a brilliant picture book, and an excellent work in literature. The illustrations and the text meld beautifully to absorb the reader both visually and...

One Book Was All it Took

There is movement, colour and drama in this picture book, One Book Was All It Took. Each page is designed to grab the reader and propel them into the story. What could be more disastrous for a young book worm on a rainy day, than to be out of new books. This is the...

Goal

Lydia Williams is the goal keeper for the Australian Matilda’s and Arsenal women’s Soccer teams. She loves writing stories about her sport and the wonderful people, or in this case animals, she has met on her journey to become one of the best goal keepers in the world...

In the City

The end pages of In The City a paperback picture book for very small children, have been clearly designed to show what we might find in the city. Without text, we see a variety of buildings, transport, people, and animals that immediately reinforces the idea of...

All Are Welcome

In todays multicultural world, traditional rules are changing bringing with it a rich diversity in schools and communities.  All Are Welcome couches perfectly the vital message that regardless of who you are or where you come from, You are welcome here. All Are...

Scaredy Book: It’s not always easy to be brave!

Scaredy Book is not very brave and finds simply living in his nook in the library is really pretty good. He would love to be a lot braver and go on adventures but well…. perhaps something might happen. Perhaps something might get spilt on his pages, or maybe a corner...