Dancing with Memories
Written by Sally Yule, with contributions by Ralph Martin and Maggie Beer Illustrated by Cheryl Orsini Reviewed by Margarite Igras This book is a useful and gentle introduction for young children about dementia and memory loss. The central character is Lucy whose journey
Gangsta Granny Strikes Again
Written by David Walliams Illustrated by Tony Ross Reviewed by Junior Reviewer Finley, aged 9, who enjoys funny books and likes to draw. This book is a sequel to Gangsta Granny. Quite a few precious things go missing from museums in ways that
By Gus Gordon Reviewed by Margarite Igras Gus Gordon has written and illustrated a most imaginative and charming book set in France, about two characters Alice and Francois, meeting, and building a long-distance relationship through regular short messages sent to each other.
Heroes of the Secret Underground
By Susanne Gervay Reviewed by Annaleise Byrd Susanne Gervay, acclaimed Australian author of the I Am Jack series, along with various picture books and standalone novels, has written a powerful and moving middle grade novel inspired by her family's experiences in Nazi-occupied
What Do You Call Your Grandpa?
By Ashleigh Barton Illustrated by Martina Heiduczek Reviewed by Margarite Igras This debut book by Australian author, Ashleigh Barton is a delightful and informative read about the different names children call their grandpa in a culturally diverse world. And I am really pleased
Written by Christopher Cheng Illustrated by Bruce Whatley Reviewed by Inda Ahmad Zabri One Tree is a tender narrative about the changes through generations, seen from the eyes of a little boy. Although he has been told that his grandfather was once a
Lest We Forget
written by Kerry Brown illustrated by Isobel Knowles and Benjamin Portas reviewed by Kerry Neary This is not a book about ANZAC Day or any other memorial day, for that matter. Rather, it is designed to give early readers some insight into the
The Rogues #1 Accidental Heroes
Written by Lian Tanner Reviewed by Danielle Freeland Lian Tanner has delivered an action-packed fantasy adventure story with plenty of suspense, you will be turning the pages and wanting more. The Accidental Heroes is the first book in The Rogues series which
Written by Rebecca Young Illustrated by Tull Suwannakit Reviewed by Andrea Wilson Losing a loved one is difficult, especially for young children. Thimble addresses the theme of death in a delicate and comforting way. Thimble is a picture book about a little