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written by Kiah Thomas illustrated by Connah Brecon reviewed by Kerry Neary For a reviewer it’s always a thrill to receive an alphabet book that is more than the usual letters, matching words and pictures and Allergic Alpaca, is such a book. Alpaca enjoys

by Jess McGeachin reviewed by Kerry Neary Sometimes children’s stories take a leap of the imagination but children are so used to this from their let’s pretend games it doesn’t bother them. In Fly, Lucy finds a small bird that can’t fly.

By Matt James Reviewed by Yvonne Mes This beautiful picture book  reveals a child’s understanding of death and shows her feelings and thoughts leading up to and during the day of a funeral. ‘A few days earlier, there had been a phone call.

by Kjartan Poskitt illustrated by Alex Willmore reviewed by Claire Monsour It's time for tea, the dinner has been served - but one mischievous rogue pea has decided to ping himself off the plate in search of adventure! Thus starts an amazing journey across

by Mem Fox and Freya Blackwood reviewed by Mia Macrossan Little children are famous for asking difficult questions - ones adults may think they are too young to fully understand the answer. Children ask questions where the adult may not be confident

by Anna Walker reviewed by Kerry Neary Where would children’s picture books be without friendship stories? Some include imaginary friends, like Lottie and Walter, latest release from magical author-illustrator Anna Walker. Lottie has a secret. Of course, I can’t tell you what it

#1 Pelican in Peril  #2 Microbat Mayhem written by Candice Lemon-Scott Illustrated by Aska reviewed by Maria Parenti-Baldey Two snappy adventure stories with Eco Rangers, Ebony and Jay. In Pelican in Peril, the kids rescue an oil-covered pelican, Poseidon, who becomes an unexpected hero.

by Nova Weetman reviewed by Tyrion Perkins Sick Bay is Nova Weetman’s eighth  novel and she has again written a heart-warming story of a developing friendship between two girls who each have their own particular problems. Meg and Riley are two girls

by Phil Cummings illustrated by Shane Devries reviewed by Claire Monsour Boy is the story of a young boy, named "Boy", who lives in a village in a land ruled by a powerful king. The kingdom is being terrorised by a fire-breathing dragon.

by Tracey Hawkins illustrated by Anil Tortop reviewed by Sandy Driessens How lovely is this image of a cow leaping in the moonlight and the black and white cow hide print on the end papers. But what is the story behind it? With clip-clopping

by Rebecca Young illustrated by Tull Suwannakit reviewed by Sandy Driessens Attracted by the delightful, gentle illustration on the cover, then tracing my finger over the embossed lettering of “Thimble” with running stitch not quite lining up, I knew this book was going

by Mark Greenwood illustrated by Terry Denton reviewed by Kerry Neary Fifty years ago the world was held spellbound by grainy images of a man stepping from a ladder onto the surface of our nearest neighbour in space. A thrill of anticipation reverberated around

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