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: 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

Book Review: Roo Knows Blue

Roo Knows Blue, Renee Treml (author & illus.), Puffin Books, 2020 Synopsis: A joyous celebration of colour in the Australian bush from bestselling author-illustrator Renee Treml. Roo knows, Roo knows, Roo knows blue. But does Roo know about other colours too? If you’re looking for a joyful new picture book for a young toddler in READ MORE

#BookReview: Hayden’s Bedtime by Wendy Haynes and Brett Curzon

#haydensbedtime #blogcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 Hayden’s Bedtime, Wendy Haynes (author), Brett Curzon (illus.), Inprint Publishing, 2019. Blurb: Hayden’s Bedtime is a fun bedtime book to help parents get kids to bed and overcome the fear of something lurking in the bedroom. Make bedtime a breeze with this delightful rhyming picture book. Discover with Hayden what’s behind READ MORE

Book Review: Dear Sweet Pea, by Julie Murphy

Dear Sweet Pea, Julie Murphy, HarperCollins Publishers Inc, 2019 From the publisher: Patricia “Sweet Pea” DiMarco wasn’t sure what to expect when her parents announced they were getting a divorce. She never could have imagined that they would have the “brilliant” idea of living in nearly identical houses on the same street. In the one READ MORE

Picture Book Review Roundup: Christmas Ideas for Children

With Christmas fast approaching, now is a great time to check out some beautiful picture books to buy as gifts for kids, both those celebrating this festive time of year and some wonderful reads in any month. We’re spoilt for choice in Australia when it comes to picture books, so it was hard to choose READ MORE

Book review: The Goldfish Boy, by Lisa Thompson

The Goldfish Boy, Lisa Thompson, Scholastic, 2017 From the publisher: Matthew Corbin suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. He hasn’t been to school in weeks. His hands are cracked and bleeding from cleaning. He refuses to leave his bedroom. To pass the time, he observes his neighbours from his bedroom window, making mundane notes about their READ MORE

Book Review: The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling, Wai Chim, Allen and Unwin, 2019 From the publisher: Anna Chiu has her hands pretty full looking after her brother and sister and helping out at her dad’s restaurant, all while her mum stays in bed. Dad’s new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though READ MORE

#BookReview: Max Booth Future Sleuth Film Flip by Cameron Macintosh and Dave Atze

#MaxBoothFutureSleuth #FilmFlip #BlogTour #BooksOnTourPR #Day2 Max Booth Future Sleuth: #4 Film Flip, Cameron Macintosh (author), Dave Atze (illus.), Big Sky Publishing, September 2019. Blurb: In the year 2424, it seems crazy that people once needed film to take photos. Max and Oscar – Bluggsville’s sharpest pair of sleuths – can’t believe their luck when they READ MORE