Thursday, 27 July 2017
Review: Ladder to the Moon
Here is a picture book that will send shivers down your spine with its eloquent beauty. Written by the half-sister of Barack Obama and i...
Meet the Illustrator: Penelope Pratley
Describe your illustration style in ten words or less. Delicate images created to capture the heart of small things. What items are ...
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Review: 10 Reasons to Love a Turtle and 10 Reasons to Love an Elephant
When you think about animals and what you know about them, you could probably make a list of facts. Things like whether they have two le...
Review: If I Stay
Every now and then you read a book, turn the last page and just ... sigh. At the beauty and power of words on a page and the feeling they ...
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Review: My Dog Mouse
It’s true when they say the simple things in life are often the best. Here it is a dog walk. A little girl takes an old dog, who does...
12 Curly Questions with author Nicole Hayes
1. Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you. The whole time I was playing AFL footy as a girl, which I wrote about in Th...
Monday, 24 July 2017
If you enjoyed Illuminae , you're going to love Gemina. With the same alternative formatting that includes diary entries, artwork, ...
Guest Post: Giorgio Cassella with Five Alternative Children's Books Encouraging Diversity
Take a look at your kids’ bookshelf (or Kindle if you’re so inclined). How wide is the diversity of publications on there? Introd...
Sunday, 23 July 2017
Review: Never Say Die
Alex Rider is back in another adrenalin-fuelled adventure. This is the eleventh story in the series featuring the teenage spy , written ...
Review: Eric Finds a Way
Eric loves books and the magical worlds he reads about, but he wishes he could find a way to hang out in these wonderful worlds. He tr...
Saturday, 22 July 2017
Review: Dr First
Do Mr. Men and Little Miss books have a special place in your heart? When I spot a new one, I have a burning need to know what is ins...
Friday, 21 July 2017
Review: Bruno: Some of the More Interesting Days of My Life So Far
Bruno is a cat that wears a blue checkered hat. The ‘more interesting days of his life so far’ are presented in six linked stories usin...
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