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Live Apples: Paul Kelly

Reviewed by James Power, Readings St Kilda

Australia’s favourite troubadour and his excellent band perform his most recent cracker of an album in it’s entirety plus 16 more Paul Kelly faves and rarities such as Careless, To Her Door, Deeper W

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Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct: Mo Willems

Reviewed by Leanne Hall, Readings Carlton

Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie harbors a serious grudge against Edwina the dinosaur. Everyone loves Edwina – she bakes the best choc-chip cookies, plays with all the kids, and helps little old ladies cro…

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How to Heal a Broken Wing: Bob Graham

Reviewed by Kathy Kozlowski, Readings Carlton

A pigeon flies into a skyscraper window, and in the busy grey city only one little child, with red jacket and golden hair, notices. He and his mother wrap the pigeon carefully in her scarf and carry …

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Keep It Simple: Van Morrison

Reviewed by Sid Grane, Readings Hawthorn

Van the man releases yet another album number and is certainly showing no signs of slowing down. Whilst his albums no longer break any new ground, he is still making music worth listening to. The alb…

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Leaf: Stephen Michael King

Reviewed by Alexa Dretzke, Readings Hawthorn

Well here it is again, that tricky picture book – no words! But to quote the endpapers, ‘Silence is a word’, and of course a picture speaks a thousand words, and my review will probably not do justic…

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Monster Blood Tattoo Book 2: The Lamplighter: D.M. Cornish

Reviewed by Athina Clarke, Readings Port Melbourne

The marvellous adventure of the young boy-hero Rossamund continues in this much awaited second book in the Monster Blood Tattoo series. While in the service of the emperor as lamplighter, our affable…

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Genesis: Bernard Beckett

Reviewed by Bruno Moro, Readings Malvern

It is the future. The world is not as we know it. Survivors of a devastating worldwide plague have formed a new Classical-Greek-styled and highly technological Island Republic. However, all is not as…

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Henrietta Gets a Letter: Martine Murray

Reviewed by Alexa Dretzke, Readings Hawthorn

Sheezamageeza! Henrietta’s a bit jealous of baby Albert’s birthday and has the DILEMMA of a fairy living in a sock under her bed, who she helps to understand it’s best to be yourself and not try and …

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Mahtab’s Story: Libby Gleeson

Reviewed by Kathy Kozlowski, Readings Carlton

Inspired by Libby Gleeson’s meeting with a group of Year 11 students from Iraq and Afghanistan, this novel about a young refugee and her family is a gripping and enlightening read. It is not only the…

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Rattlin' Bones: Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson

Reviewed by Dave Collins, Readings Carlton

Kasey Chambers is one of my favourite Australian artists. Her first three solo albums hold a very special place within my collection and are albums I constantly find myself going back to. Kasey’s new…

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