REVIEW: The Bench by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex & illustrated by Christian Robinson

Published: 18th June 2021 Publisher: Puffin (imprint of Penguin Random House) Pages: 40 Format: Hardback Picture book (courtesy of Penguin Random House) RRP: $24.99 3.5/5 Stars This is your benchWhere you'll witness great joy.From here you will restSee the growth of our boy. In The Bench, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, touchingly captures the evolving and … Continue reading REVIEW: The Bench by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex & illustrated by Christian Robinson

REVIEW: Rocky and Louie by Phil Walleystack, Raweyn Caisley and Dub Leffler

Published: 28th April 2020 Publisher: Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia Pages:  32 Format: Hardback picture book (courtesy of the publisher for review) RRP: $24.99 4/5 Stars  Louie's big brother, Rocky, has big dreams and wants to chase them. But Louie doesn't want him to forget where he belongs . . . A heartfelt … Continue reading REVIEW: Rocky and Louie by Phil Walleystack, Raweyn Caisley and Dub Leffler

Waiting On Wednesday: ‘Meet Me in Venice’ by Barbara Hannay

  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: Michael Joseph/Penguin Random House Australia Expected Publication: 6th August 2019 A year after her husband Leo's death, widow Daisy invites her three adult children to join her for … Continue reading Waiting On Wednesday: ‘Meet Me in Venice’ by Barbara Hannay

REVIEW: Why I Love Summer by Michael Wagner and Illustrated by Tom Jellet

Published: 1st October 2018* Publisher: Puffin Books, Imprint of Penguin Random House Australia Pages: 32 RRP: $19.99 3.5/5 Stars There are four seasons in a year, and they’re all awesome, but only one of them gets to be summer! Sunny days, weekends at the pool, games in the backyard, daylight until late and long, lovely … Continue reading REVIEW: Why I Love Summer by Michael Wagner and Illustrated by Tom Jellet

REVIEW: Grandpa’s Space Adventure by Paul Newman and Illustrated by Tom Jellett

Published: 30th July 2018 Publisher: Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia Pages: 32 Format: Hardback Picture Book (Courtesy of the publisher for review) RRP: $19.99 4/5 Stars I'm scared of the dark . . . But Grandpa says we can still have FUN so he’s taking me camping. Maybe I’ll be able … Continue reading REVIEW: Grandpa’s Space Adventure by Paul Newman and Illustrated by Tom Jellett

REVIEW: My Brother Tom by Michelle Worthington and Illustrated Ann-Marie Finn

Published: 1st March 2017 Publisher: Wombat Books Pages: 32 Format: Soft-cover Picture book (Purchased) RRP: $14.99 5/5 Stars My Brother Tom is a story for older siblings of premature babies, to help them make sense of what is happening at a difficult time. Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Life's … Continue reading REVIEW: My Brother Tom by Michelle Worthington and Illustrated Ann-Marie Finn

REVIEW: Me And You by Deborah Kelly & Illustrated by Karen Blair

Published: 27th February 2017 Publisher: Penguin Viking Australia Pages: 32 Format: Hard cover Picture book courtesy of the Publisher RRP: $24.99 5/5 Stars A delightful rhyming picture book that celebrates all the special relationships and fun-filled activities in a child’s life, their special bonds with parents, grandparents, cousins, neighbours and pets, as well as all … Continue reading REVIEW: Me And You by Deborah Kelly & Illustrated by Karen Blair