Waiting On Wednesday: All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for. I first heard about this one during Walker Books Australia's Upcoming Release Zoom party and let's just say I was instantly hooked. I've never read this author before, but I'm so intrigued … Continue reading Waiting On Wednesday: All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue

BLOGMAS DAY 29 REVIEW: Welcome to Country by Aunty Joy Murphy & Lisa Kennedy

Published: 1st April 2016 Publisher: Black Dog (Walker Books) Pages: 32 Format: Hardback Picture Book RRP: $26.99 5/5 Stars  Welcome to the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People. We are part of this land and the land is part of us. This is where we come from. Wominjeka Wurundjeri balluk yearmenn koondee bik. Welcome to … Continue reading BLOGMAS DAY 29 REVIEW: Welcome to Country by Aunty Joy Murphy & Lisa Kennedy

REVIEW: Waves by Donna Rawlins and Illustrated by Heather Potter and Mark Jackson

Published: 1st June 2018 Publisher: Walker Books Australia Pages: 40 Format: Hardback picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP: $27.99 4/5 Stars Every journey is perilous, every situation heartbreaking. Every refugee is a person forced by famine or war or fear to leave their home, their families, their friends and all they know. Children have … Continue reading REVIEW: Waves by Donna Rawlins and Illustrated by Heather Potter and Mark Jackson

REVIEW: The Happiness Box – A Wartime Book of Hope by Mark Greenwood and illustrated by Andrew McLean

Published: 1st August 2018 Publisher: Walker Books Australia Pages: 32 Format: Hardback picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP: $26.99 5/5 Stars In 1942, Sergeant “Griff” Griffin was a prisoner of war. With Christmas approaching, he decided to make a book for the children cooped up in nearby Changi Prison. The book was said to … Continue reading REVIEW: The Happiness Box – A Wartime Book of Hope by Mark Greenwood and illustrated by Andrew McLean

REVIEW: The Jacket by Sue-Ellen Pashley and Illustrated by Thea Baker

Published: 1st May 2019 Publisher: Black Dog Books, Imprint of Walker Books Australia Pages: 32 Format: Hardback Picture book (Purchased) RRP: $25 5/5 Stars A lovely picture book for every child who has outgrown a favourite toy or piece of clothing. The jacket was no ordinary jacket. It was soft, like dandelion fluff. It was warm, … Continue reading REVIEW: The Jacket by Sue-Ellen Pashley and Illustrated by Thea Baker

Waiting On Wednesday: Kindred 12 Queer #LoveOZYA Stories

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.   Published by: Walker Books Australia Expected Publication: 1st June 2019 A ground-breaking collection of YA short stories by 12 of Australia's finest writers from the LGBTQIA+ community. What does it mean … Continue reading Waiting On Wednesday: Kindred 12 Queer #LoveOZYA Stories

REVIEW: Reflection – Remembering Those Who Serve In War

Published: 1st April 2016 Publisher: Walker Books Pages: 32 Format: Hardback ( from the Library) RRP: $24.99 4/5 Stars Left! Left! Left! Right! Left! We make our way in the dark. A family journeys through the early morning darkness... A group of young men huddle in a cold muddy trench... Reflection is a powerful tribute … Continue reading REVIEW: Reflection – Remembering Those Who Serve In War