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By Tomos Roberts Illustrated by Nomoco Reviewed by Jillian Custance Tomos Roberts is a 26-year-old NZ filmmaker/poet who uses the pen-name Tom Foolery. The Great Realisation is his first picture book. The book was inspired by a poem “The Great Realisation” that Tomos released

By Lucy Barnard  Reviewed by Jillian Custance Lucy Barnard is the author and illustrator of a number of children’s picture books, including Squirrel’s Busy Day, and I’m Bigger Than You. Ruby and Graham is the story of two friends with differing personalities and

Written and illustrated by Graeme Base Reviewed by Sandy Driessens Naturally, when you see a book cover with the iconic design and unmistakeable art of Graeme Base, you have to pick it up. “The Tree … is a story of a cow, a

By Jane O'Connor Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser Reviewed by Margarite Igras This picture book  was a success in New York when it was published in 2005. The author went on to write several more books in the Fancy Nancy series including Fancy

Written by Ella Kris Illustrated by Emma Cracknell Reviewed by Mia Macrossan This title is one of the twelve new picture books for Queensland’s youngest readers published as part of First 5 Forever, an early literacy program  initiated by the Queensland Government and

Written by Shae Millward Illustrated by Brent Wilson Reviewed by Mia Macrossan Shae Millward is a Queensland writer and this is her second picture book. Brent Wilson is an Australian-based illustrator whose art echoes children's books from the 1950s and 1960s. Koalas Like

Written and illustrated by Simon Howe Reviewed by Mia Macrossan Simon Howe is a picture book illustrator who has worked on many projects including Natalie Pryor's Naughty Dragons series. This is the first book that he has both written and illustrated. A tired

Written by Patrick Guest Illustrated by Jonathan Bentley Reviewed by Inda Ahmad Zahri   If there were a tale we could hold to commemorate the trials and tribulations of this strange year, let it be this one. As the COVID-19 pandemic clears the streets of

By Vikki Conley and Caterina Metti Reviewed by Mia Macrossan Vicki is  the author of the charming  Little Puggle's Song,  also reviewed in StoryLinks. Caterina is a self-taught artist who studied science before pursuing illustration as a career. Together they have created

By John Williamson and Simon McLean Reviewed by Mia Macrossan This is a picture book adaptation of John Williamson's first and now legendary hit song, 'Old Man Emu’, to celebrate John’s 50th year of performing and the song’s 50th anniversary in 2020.

Written and illustrated by Helene Magisson Reviewed by Mia Macrossan Helene's previous books include All About Fairies, Sarah’s Two Nativities, and Little Puggle’s Song. Her work is characterised by a delicate touch and a subtle use of colour. In Claudette she has

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