REVIEW: When Billy was a Dog by Kirsty Murray and illustrated by Karen Blair

Published: 3rd June 2019 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 32 Format: Hardback (borrowed from the library) RRP: $24.99 5/5 Stars If you can't have a puppy, maybe the next best thing is to be a puppy. 'Can I please, please, please have a dog?' asked Billy. 'Would you walk it every day and wash it if it got dirty?' … Continue reading REVIEW: When Billy was a Dog by Kirsty Murray and illustrated by Karen Blair

BLOGMAS DAY 15: Review – Macca’s Christmas Crackers by Matt Cosgrove

Published: 1st October 2018 Publisher: Koala Books (an imprint of Scholastic Australia) Pages: 24 Format: Hardback Picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP: $17.99 4/5 Stars Christmas is here! Christmas is Macca's favourite time of year. He loves thinking up amazing presents for his friends. But when he looks in his piggy bank, he finds … Continue reading BLOGMAS DAY 15: Review – Macca’s Christmas Crackers by Matt Cosgrove

REVIEW: Anne Frank by Josephine Poole & Illustrated by Angela Barrett

Published: 23 August 2005 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Pages: 40 Format: Hardback Picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP: $19.99 AUD for the paperback/ US $17.95 for the hardback 4/5 Stars The life of Anne Frank, from birth until being taken from the hidden attic by the Nazis, is presented in this haunting, meticulously researched … Continue reading REVIEW: Anne Frank by Josephine Poole & Illustrated by Angela Barrett

REVIEW: Alfred’s War by Rachel Bin Salleh & illustrated by Samantha Fry

Published: 2nd April 2019 Publisher: Magabala Books Pages: 40 Format: Hardback picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP: $19.99 5/5 Stars SHORTLISTED – 2018 Speech Pathology Australia's Book of the Year (Eight to Ten Years category) LONGLISTED – 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year Alfred’s War is a powerful … Continue reading REVIEW: Alfred’s War by Rachel Bin Salleh & illustrated by Samantha Fry

REVIEW: The Great $20 Adventure by Effie Zahos and Illustrated by IIona Tar

Published: 2nd November 2015 Publisher: Bauer Media Group Pages:32 Format: Softcover picture book (hired from the library) RRP: $14.95 /5 Stars "What would you do if your Grandma gave you $20 for your birthday?  Max and his dog, George, go on a great $20 adventure and learn that there's more you can do with money … Continue reading REVIEW: The Great $20 Adventure by Effie Zahos and Illustrated by IIona Tar

REVIEW: Fearless With Dad by Cori Brooke and illustrated by Giuseppe Poli

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there! Published: 2nd July 2015 Publisher: New Frontier Publishing Pages: 32 Format: Hardback picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP: $24.99 (hardback) or $14.99 (paperback) 5/5 Stars 'With my Dad, I can do anything...' A little boy's lovable celebration of the endless possibilities and adventures he has … Continue reading REVIEW: Fearless With Dad by Cori Brooke and illustrated by Giuseppe Poli

REVIEW: Dad and the Dinosaur by Gennifer Choldenko and illustrated by Dan Santat

Published: 28th March 2017 Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons (an imprint of Penguin Random House) Pages: 40 Format: Hardback picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP: $35 4/5 Stars A heartwarming father-son story about bravery and facing fears.  Nicholas was afraid of the dark outside his door, the bushes where the giant bugs live, and … Continue reading REVIEW: Dad and the Dinosaur by Gennifer Choldenko and illustrated by Dan Santat

REVIEW: Me And My Dad by Robin Shaw

Published: 8th May 2018 Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (an imprint of Hachette Children's Group) Pages: 32 Format: Hardback picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP: $15.99 5/5 Stars From the award-winning animator of The Snowman and the Snowdog, Ethel & Ernest and We're Going on a Bear Hunt , this imaginative adventure is a visual feast and the perfect gift for … Continue reading REVIEW: Me And My Dad by Robin Shaw