Book Review: Wrestle! By Maya Newell, Charlotte Mars, and Gus Skattebol-James, illustrated by Tom Jellett

  Wrestle! By Maya Newell, Charlotte Mars, and Gus Skattebol-James, illustrated by Tom Jellett, Allen and Unwin, 2019. From the publisher: I love wrestling. When I grow up, I want to be just like my wrestling heroes: big and tough, with really huge muscles. The only problem is, my mums don’t like fighting… A funny READ MORE

#BookReview: The Battle by Ashling Kwok and Cara King

#thebattle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReview The Battle, Ashling Kwok (author), Cara King (illus.), EK Books, June 2020. Blurb: Edward is anxious about starting knight school. It’s sure to be terrifying with all those ogres and dragons about! So he puts on his armour, and prepares for battle. But what if he has more in common READ MORE

#BookReview: Ribbit Rabbit Robot by Victoria Mackinlay and Sofya Karmazina

#BookReview: Ribbit Rabbit Robot, Victoria Mackinlay (author), Sofya Karmazina (illus.), Scholastic, April 2020. Blurb: This lamp is enchanted and I am the genie, I’ll grant all your wishes but don’t be a meanie… When a friendly frog, a greedy rabbit and a robot with a short fuse discover a magic lamp, chaos follows… and friendship READ MORE

#BookReview: The Big Old Rambutan Tree by Kathy Creamer

#BookReview The Big Old Rambutan Tree, Kathy Creamer (author, illus.), Little Pink Dog Books, May 2020. Blurb: From the flames of the burning rainforest, an extraordinary bond of friendship ignites between a savage tiger and a gentle orangutan, as they both struggle to survive in their fast diminishing habitat. Review: With all net proceeds being READ MORE

#BookReview: Boo Loves Books by Kaye Baillie and Tracie Grimwood

#BookReview Boo Loves Books, Kaye Baillie (author), Tracie Grimwood (illus.), New Frontier Publishing, May 2020. Blurb: Some dogs are shy and anxious, and so are some children. Can Boo and Phoebe turn their fears into a positive experience? A book that celebrates the joy of reading. Review: Boo Loves Books touched us so deeply we READ MORE

Book Review: Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal, by Anna Whateley

Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal, Anna Whateley, Allen and Unwin, 2020 From the publisher: At sixteen, neurodivergent Peta Lyre is the success story of social training. That is, until she finds herself on a school ski trip – and falling in love with the new girl. Peta will need to decide which rules to keep, and READ MORE

#BookReview: Carly Mills; A New World by Jane Smith

#CarlyMillsANewWorld #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 #BookReview Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: A New World, Jane Smith (author), Big Sky Publishing, May 2020. Blurb: I never can imagine that Almighty God sent females into the world to be cooks and housemaids all their days. Caroline Chisholm. Humanitarian, 1808 – 1877 It’s not easy coming to the city all READ MORE

Mother’s Day Beauties 2020

Mother’s Day may look a little different this year, but no less filled with love, warmth and the joy our families bring to our hearts. Here are a few titles that are perfect for sharing with loved ones, swelling with comfort and spreading tingles in the most glorious of ways. Lola and Grandpa, Ashling Kwok READ MORE

#BookReview: Lola and Grandpa by Ashling Kwok and Yvonne Low

#LolaandGrandpa #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReview: Lola and Grandpa, Ashling Kwok (author), Yvonne Low (illus.), Little Pink Dog Books, May 2020. Blurb: Every Sunday Lola visits her Grandpa. They spend the day exploring the universe and teaching each other about the world. But then one day everything changes. Grandpa isn’t there anymore. Lola struggles to deal READ MORE

Book Review: Deep Water by Sarah Epstein

Deep Water, Sarah Epstein, Allen and Unwin, 2020   From the publisher: HENRY WEAVER IS MISSING Three months ago, thirteen-year-old Henry disappeared from The Shallows during a violent storm, leaving behind his muddy mountain bike at the train station.   MASON WEAVER IS TRAPPED While Mason doesn’t know who he is or what he’s capable READ MORE