Kids reviews

Boys Will Be… by Susann Hofmann

Reviewed by Lian Hingee

Boasting bold and brightly coloured illustrations, big flaps on every page, and a large easy-to-handle format Girls Are Pretty… and Boys Will Be… by Susann Hoffman are clever, empowering board books …

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Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones

Cat Chant’s sister is a witch. And a very powerful one at that – everyone in their village always says so. So why has Cat been taken to live at Chrestomanci Castle, with the greatest enchanter in all…

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Love Your Body by Jessica Sanders

Reviewed by Kim Gruschow

Young Melbourne author and social worker Jessica Sanders has written Love Your Body to help prevent negative body image issues in young women. Stylish and fresh, this book is similar in presentation …

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Malamander by Thomas Taylor

Reviewed by Natalie Platten

Malamander is a seafaring adventure set in the coastal town of Eerie-on-Sea and is the story of a legendary fish-man creature (of the same name) rumoured to be in hiding there. At Eerie-on-Sea the ai…

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Don’t Follow Vee by Oliver Phommavanh

Reviewed by Dani Solomon

Vee wakes up every morning to her mum snapping a picture to put on her Instagram account ‘The Chronicles of Vee' – an account her mum started when she was a baby. Every year on her birthday, Vee’s mu…

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Alex and the Alpacas Save the World by Kathryn Lefroy

Reviewed by Athina Clarke

There’s much to enjoy in this exciting adventure with its magical twist! There’s an ancient spirit imprisoned in a forest for a thousand years awakened and determined to destroy the world, a prophecy…

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Willow Moss and the Lost Day by Dominique Valente

Reviewed by Claire Atherfold

Visit Starfell, a land where magic is bursting back into the world in unexpected, fantastic ways, but also in the odd and unremarkable¥– or so they first appear.

Willow Moss has magic like many mem…

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Moonwalkers by Mark Greenwood & Terry Denton

Reviewed by Pilgrim Hodgson

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of humans walking on the moon for the first time (that we know of – who knows where the Atlanteans ended up?) and there are a lot of books coming out about th…

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Girls Are Pretty… by Susann Hoffmann

Reviewed by Lian Hingee

Boasting bold and brightly coloured illustrations, big flaps on every page, and a large easy-to-handle format* Girls Are Pretty…* and Boys Will Be… by Susann Hoffman are clever, empowering board book…

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Kindness Rules! by Eunice & Sabrina Moyle

Reviewed by Claire Atherfold

Eunice and Sabrina Moyle, the team behind Hello!Lucky and the creators of Super Pooper and Whizz Kid: Potty Power!, have created another glorious board book, this time about manners.

Kindness Rules

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