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By Christopher Cheng Illustrated by Lucia Masciullo Reviewed by Mia Macrossan Christopher Cheng has written more than 40 books for children.  The recently released - Wombat, Bear and Rat, and The Imagineer have been listed in the Children's Book Council of Australia 2022 Notable

Written and illustrated by Maria Speyer Reviewed by Sandy Driessens “Are you there?  It’s so lonely in the dark!” The lights are off, it’s bedtime and a little girl calls to her sister, who shares her room. Sensing her fear, the older sibling

By Kaye Baillie and illustrated by Shane McG Reviewed by Sarah Custance Australian author Kaye Baillie is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction picture books, one of her books, When the Waterhole Dries Up, has been shortlisted by the Children’s Book

By Robert Vescio and illustrated by Anna Pignataro Reviewed by Sarah Custance Sydney based author Robert Vescio has written over a dozen picture books and has achieved international success with actor Tom Hardy reading Under the Same Sky as a bedtime story

By Kate Waterhouse and illustrated by Sally Spratt Reviewed by Sarah Custance Kate Waterhouse is an Australian journalist, model, and media personality. Sophia the Show Pony is the debut picture book for both Waterhouse and illustrator Sally Spratt. Sophia is a show pony,

By Rachel Tomlinson Illustrated by Tori-Jay Mordey Reviewed by Margarite Igras A caring, family orientated picture book, written by psychologist Rachel Tomlinson with amazingly expressive illustrations by Indigenous Australian Tori-Jay Mordey. It is aimed at young readers and presents the challenging subject of

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 Richard Harris Illustrated by Simon Howe Reviewed by Sarah Custance Some may know Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris, not for writing children’s books, but for his work as a member of the international cave-diving team that rescued a young soccer team from rising

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 Boori Pryor Illustrated by Rita Sinclair Reviewed by Des. Crump Boori Monty Pryor was born in Townsville, North Queensland. His father is from the Juru people of Cape Upstart from the Bowen region. His mother is a descendant of the Gurubana

By Adrian Beck and illustrated by James Hart Reviewed by Sarah Custance Australian author and TV producer Adrian Beck is known best for his children’s book series such as, Derek Dool, Stuff Happens, Little Legends (co-written with Nicole Hayes), and Kick it

By Peter Bently and John Bond Reviewed by Sarah Custance Perfectly paired in this wonderfully outrageous rhyming picture book, Dogs in Disguise, is author Peter Bently and illustrator John Bond. The book can be neatly described in its opening lines of: “Dogs

By Sandhya Parappukkaran Illustrated by Michelle Pereira Reviewed by Mia Macrossan This is the second book by this creative team who produced the CBCA Notable book The Boy Who Tried To Shrink His Name, about a boy whose very long name causes him

Written by Frances Tosdevin Illustrated by Clémence Monnet Reviewed by Sandy Driessens Mo’s eyes and Jo’s eyes look the same. But Jo’s eyes are different. Mo has an “artist’s eyes”. She sees colours in a dazzling array of shades that conjure images of objects

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