By Madeleine Roux and illustrated by Tim Probert Reviewed by Sarah Custance The roleplaying tabletop game ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ has been seen monumental success since it’s release in 1974. It has recently gained a new fanbase in younger audiences with schools now
The art of the short story is alive and well. We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for this year's short story competition for writers aged 18+. This year we had a record 43 entries from which the judges chose
Written and illustrated by Susannah Crispe Reviewed by Mia Macrossan Susannah Crispe is a Canberra-based children's book author and illustrator, with a background in zoology and a passion for beautifully crafted books. Under the Moonlight is all about overcoming a fear of
By Alicia Keys and Andrew Weiner Illustrated by Brittany Williams Reviewed by Sarah Custance Alicia Keys has won 15 Grammy Awards for her singing and song writing. She is also an actresss, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and is celebrated worldwide for her humanitarian work. Girl
By Dianne Wolfer Illustrated by Brian Simmonds Reviewed by Sarah Custance Australian author Dianne Wolfer has won numerous awards for her many children’s books that range from picture books, to middle-grade readers, and in this case, short historical fiction books. The Last Light
By Margery Williams Bianco Illustrated by Helene Magisson Reviewed by Sandhya Parappukkaran The Velveteen Rabbit, a classic tale written by Margery Williams Bianco, first published in 1922, has no doubt enjoyed a cosy place in many hearts, children and adults alike. This edition
By David Walliams Illustrated by Adam Stower Reviewed by Sarah Custance David Walliams is a powerhouse of children’s literature, his middle-grade fiction books have sold over 45 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 55 languages. Marmalade the Orange Panda is Walliams’
Written by Diane Lucas and Ben Tyler Illustrated by Emma Long Reviewed by Des. Crump Diane Lucas moved to Kakadu in her late twenties; Ben Tyler is a Bininj man from Kakadu while Emma long is an accomplished art educator living in Darwin.
By Eric Carle Reviewed by Sarah Custance German-American author Eric Carle is probably best known for his famous picture book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which was first published in 1969 and has gone on to sell over 50 million copies and been
By Katrina Nannestad Illustrated by Cheryl Orsini Reviewed by Sarah Custance Mim and the Woeful Wedding is the second book in The Travelling Bookshop series by Australian author Katrina Nannestad. Nannestad is also the acclaimed author of four other young reader book series:
By Rhiannon Fielding and Chris Chatterton Reviewed by Sarah Custance Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Dinosaur is part of the bestselling bedtime series by Rhiannon Fielding and Chris Chatterton, where each book takes place in its own special section in ‘The Land
By Nicole Gill & Romane Cristescu Artwork by Rachel Tribout Reviewed by Barbara Braxton Talking about natural bodily functions and secretions can make some laugh, some squirm with embarrassment and others instantly curious. So this book that looks at not just poo, but also
IBBY Australia Encouragement Award for a young emerging writer or illustrator . IBBY Australia and the panel of judges are proud to announce the winner of the 2022 Ena Noël Award is Gary Lonesborough, The Boy from the Mish (Allen & Unwin) Set in a contemporary Australia
By Adam Hills Illustrated by Luna Valentine Reviewed by Margaret McKay-Lowndes Comedians writing children’s novels is a thing. It started with David Walliams’ highly successful The Boy in the Dress. Funny men David Baddiel and David O’Doherty have also contributed to this trend.