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...

The Six

The Untold Story of America’s First Women in Space There are few people who have not heard of Neil Armstrong, the first man to put his foot on the moon in 1969, however not many have heard of the first woman in space, Sally Ride. Acclaimed space reporter Loren...

Infinite Universes

Each year around mid-year, Australian composer Jim Ottaway releases an album of carefully composed works that simply transport to another realm of delight not of this earthly toil, but of a place that is beautifully peaceful and tranquil. This gloriously wonderful...

The Secret Science Society: In Space

The cartoon like characters on the front cover The Secret Science Society.In Space give exactly the right feel for the story. A group of children have formed a science club at school and they have been encouraged to enter a science competition. The group consists of...

Lightbulb Moments in Human History

If you are a serious History nerd, or simply just someone who is looking for something a little, or a lot different, Lightbulb Moments in Human History, presents in a very tongue-in-cheek style, history as something that was really lived to the fullest extent, by...

The Best Australian Science Writing 2022

There are thirty Science stories in this eminently readable book, The Best of Australian Science Writing 2022. They vary from discussions about Aliens, Cats, Wombat dental gas, Mind machines, Time travel, Yeast rising, and many more. Each one is written with a sense...

Somewhere In-Between

Somewhere in between heaven and earth is a place we all go to at one time or another, regardless of whether it is in our dreams or simply as a journey of the soul in times of despair or crisis, but that special place is somewhere wonderful things unfold. In his latest...

Stephen Hawking

Scientists Who Changed the World The Scientists Who Changed the World series is a great introduction to scientists and Science. We find that the famous men and women of science were once young boys and girls who played with their peers, often struggled at school, and...

Threshold of the Universe

Each album Jim Ottaway releases is without doubt a masterclass in the construction of ambient electronic music that pushes the boundaries for this very specific style of music. Space music is perhaps a better name as within each track Ottaway manages to capture the...

Space Detectives

Back with more rollicking fun in space, Mark Powers has discovered another zany case to be solved in Space Detectives. Connor and Ethan have moved on from their last adventure, or rather case, to go and spend the summer with Uncle Nick, to help him out running his...

Imaginary Edges

It is more than thirty years since the legendary Mike Clay and maestro of the mixing and production desk Tom Moore, teamed up together to create Mike Clay’s first electronic album under the name of Crystal. During the challenging months of 2020 Clay returned to his...