A Roundup of Summer and Outdoor Books for Kids

With kids still enjoying school holidays at the moment and a lot of parents starting to run out of ways to keep the young ones occupied, now is a great time to stock up on books. While any books will help take children’s minds away to amazing places and situations, and teach them valuable language READ MORE

The JWFK Members’ Top Children’s Books of 2018!

Every year I sort through my hundreds of books read, reviewed, bought, given, borrowed and absolutely treasured throughout the past twelve months. And as you know, the standard of children’s titles in Australia is phenomenal. So my process of selecting my favourites is always painstakingly difficult. That’s why I passed the buck onto my fellow READ MORE

Review: Who Dresses God? by Teena Raffa-Mulligan and Veronica Rooke

#whodressesgod? #blogtour #booksontour #day2 Who Dresses God?, Teena Raffa-Mulligan (author), Veronica Rooke (illus.), Sea Song Publications, November 2018 (2nd Ed.). Blurb: This gentle story is a conversation about God between a mother and child. Told from the child’s perspective, the series of questions and answers in rhyme introduces young children to the idea of a READ MORE

Review: Bruno, the Boisterous Blue Dog from the Bush by Robyn Osborne and John Phillips

#brunotheboisterousbluedogfromthebush #blogtour #booksontour #day4 Bruno, the Boisterous Blue Dog from the Bush, Robyn Osborne (author), John Phillips (illus.), Big Sky Publishing, July 2018. Blurb: Barefoot Bob and Bruno the Blue Heeler are best buddies. They live a simple life in the beautiful Aussie bush and life is bonzer! Then one day Bob hits the bonanza READ MORE

Children’s Book Ideas for Christmas: A Roundup of Mini Reviews

With Christmas right around the corner, now is a great time to start checking out books you can buy your children, nieces and nephews, grandkids and other youngsters in your life. Here is a rundown on some great options you might like to consider – there’s something for all ages! Picture books and colouring-in There’s READ MORE

Book Review: Max Booth Future Sleuth: Stamp Safari by Cameron Macintosh and Dave Atze

#MaxBooth #StampSafari #blogtour #booksontour #day4 Max Booth Future Sleuth: Stamp Safari, Cameron Macintosh (author), Dave Atze (illus.), Big Sky Publishing, August 2018. Blurb: A tiny piece of paper from the year 2019 might not sound very interesting to most people. But Max and Oscar – Bluggsville’s sharpest sleuths – aren’t most people! Max has a READ MORE

Book Review: Australia Remembers by Allison Paterson

#AustraliaRemembers #blogtour #booksontour #day3 Australia Remembers: Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and War Memorials, Allison Paterson (author), Big Sky Publishing, October 2018. Blurb: AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. Every year there are special days when we remember all those who have fought in the past to READ MORE

Review: Columbine’s Tale by Rachel Nightingale

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day4 Columbine’s Tale, Rachel Nightingale (author), Nadia Turner (cover), Odyssey Books, September 2018. Blurb: For three hundred years the travelling actors of Litonya roamed the land entertaining crowds, but secretly leaving devastation in their wake. Is Mina the only person with the power to stop them? In the ethereal otherworld of Tarya, READ MORE

Review: Bigger than Yesterday, Smaller than Tomorrow by Robert Vescio and Kathy Creamer

Bigger than Yesterday, Smaller than Tomorrow, Robert Vescio (author), Kathy Creamer (illus.), Little Pink Dog Books, October 2018. Blurb: Hannah isn’t afraid to go on an adventure, as she is bigger than yesterday, but when night approaches… …is Hannah bigger than she thinks? An enchanting tale about a child who craves independence but also longs READ MORE

Review: Life is Not Fair When You Are Just a Chair by Emily Smith and Graham Davidson

Life is Not Fair When You Are Just a Chair, Emily S Smith (author), Graham Davidson (illus.), Storytime Lane, 2018. Blurb: ‘The life of a chair is a sad, dismal tale, And when you hear of it, you’ll cry, oh, you’ll wail…’ Chairs get farted on, stood on, and left out in the rain, but READ MORE