Kids reviews

The Heart of the Bubble by Trace Balla

Beloved graphic novelist for children, Trace Balla, has created a heartfelt comic about all the good things that can happen as a result of coronavirus. A family readjusts to being at home together al…

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How To Write the Soundtrack To Your Life by Fiona Hardy

Fiona Hardy you have done it again! The dreaded second novel that often stalls writing careers is nowhere to be seen here. A deft and very capable writer’s hand has gifted young readers with a myster…

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Howl by Kat Patrick & Evie Barrow

At the end of a long day, when everything is frustrating and not quite right, comes a full moon that makes it impossible to sleep. Young Maggie turns wolfish. She develops fangs, pointy ears, and a f…

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A Polar Bear in Sydney Harbour by Beck & Robin Feiner

This new picture book from married duo Beck and Robin Feiner is a sparkling tale about a lost polar bear, a smart little girl, and a dash of fascinating true science. When Hannah spots a polar bear f…

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The Lost Library by Jess McGeachin

From the local author and illustrator of the much-loved picture book Fly, Jess McGeachin, we now have The Lost Library. When Oliver discovers a fluttering book stuck behind his bedroom cupboard, he d…

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The Wolves of Greycoat Hall by Lucinda Gifford

When the Scottish Conservation Society announces plans to reintroduce wolves into the wild, the Greycoat family of Morovia is soon boarding the Trans-Bohemia Express for the land of shortbread and lo…

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The Fire Star by A.L. Tait

When Maven and Reeve, two servant children, meet for the first time, they barely have time to start to dislike each other before the Fire Star – a precious gem – is stolen. The two then have only a f…

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Fly on the Wall by Remy Lai

Henry Khoo has a plan to prove his independence. His mother, grandma and older sister are always on his case, but he’s embarking on a solo journey to visit his dad in Singapore. He has another secret…

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The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn by Kate Gordon

The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn is an enchanting and layered fairytale with a touch of the gothic. The author paints evocative landscapes of emotion and place: dreams and a profound longing for friends…

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The Bushfire Book by Polly Marsden

The Bushfire Book: How to Be Aware and Prepare is written by Polly Marsden, the creator behind the concept of the upcoming ABC documentary series Big Weather and How to Survive It, which will be host…

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