REVIEW: Dear Grandpa by Kate Simpson & Illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh

Published: 5th August 2019 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 32 Format: Hardback picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP:$24.99 5/5 Stars A picture book about the special relationship between a boy and his grandfather, who stay close even when they are separated by distance. Grandpa, did you know that if you rub a needle with … Continue reading REVIEW: Dear Grandpa by Kate Simpson & Illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh

REVIEW: Little Bird’s Day by Sally Morgan and illustrated by Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr

Published: 1st April 2019 Publisher: Magabala Books Pages: 40 Format: Hardcover Picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP: $24.99 4/5 Stars  SHORTLISTED – 2020 ABIA AWARD SMALL PUBLISHERS’ CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED – 2020 CBCA Award for New Illustrator NOTABLES – 2020 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Book Award NOTABLES – 2020 … Continue reading REVIEW: Little Bird’s Day by Sally Morgan and illustrated by Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr

REVIEW: Ella and the Ocean by Lian Tanner and illustrated by Jonathan Bentley

Published: 5th August 2019 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia Pages: 32 Format: Hardback picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP: $24.99 4/5 Stars A very Australian story of drought and renewal, of family, of imagination and of the power of hope. Ella lived in the red-dirt country where the earth was as dry as old bones and … Continue reading REVIEW: Ella and the Ocean by Lian Tanner and illustrated by Jonathan Bentley

REVIEW: The Feather by Margaret Wild and illustrated by Freya Blackwood

Published:  1st February 2018 Publisher: Little Hare, an imprint of Hardie Grant Egmont Pages: 32 Format: hardcover picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP: $24.99 4/5 Stars This is a story about hope, kindness and redemption set in a grey dystopian world. When a great feather drifts from the leaden sky, two children recognize its … Continue reading REVIEW: The Feather by Margaret Wild and illustrated by Freya Blackwood

REVIEW: Bouncing Back – An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story by Rohan Cleave and illustrated by Coral Tulloch

Published: 1st April 2018 Publisher: CSIRO Publishing Pages: 32 Format: Hardback picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP: $24.95 5/5 Stars A beautifully illustrated story of this marsupial's plight and how it was saved from extinction. The Eastern Barred Bandicoot is one of Australia's most threatened species. When their existence came under extreme threat from … Continue reading REVIEW: Bouncing Back – An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story by Rohan Cleave and illustrated by Coral Tulloch