Page 3 of our reviews

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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Room for a Stranger by Melanie Cheng

Reviewed by Annie Condon

Melanie Cheng arrived on the Australian literary scene in style. Her debut story collection, Australia Day, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript; then, upon public…

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Australia Day by Stan Grant

Reviewed by Chris Gordon

Stan Grant has an issue with how we are responding to Australia Day. In his new book Australia Day, he argues that not all Australians are racist. Grant believes that the present media coverage of th…

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Trapped: The Complete Series 2

Reviewed by Marie Matteson

On the second day of my trip to Iceland, in the capital city of Reykjavík, a dog was lost on the street where I was staying. The Facebook messages went out: ‘Does anyone know whose dog this is?’ With…

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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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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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Designer by Aldous Harding

Reviewed by Dave Clarke

New Zealand’s Aldous Harding has quickly become one of my go-to singer–songwriters. Her previous album, 2017’s Party, was my album of the year. *Designer *is her third album, and her second with the …

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Franz Schubert: Sonatas & Impromptus by András Schiff

Reviewed by Kate Rockstrom

The piano is a fascinating instrument that went through many iterations before it became what we know it as today. Originally known as the ‘fortepiano’, it was the first keyboard instrument to reliab…

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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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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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