BOOK REVIEWS

  • AGE

  • GENRE

Review of ‘A Hollow is a Home’

By | Nov 20, 2019
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Oh how I love this book and I’m so grateful to Sam for reviewing it for me as her Scientific knowledge is invaluable with CSIRO publications. My parents have always had amazing…

READ MORE

Book Party: Thelma the Unicorn

By Megan Daley | Nov 15, 2019
, , , , ,

If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that ChickPea is a dinosaur loving, roaring, stomping kind of a creature. So it was no surprise that she requested another dinosaur birthday…

READ MORE

Jazzy Reviews: ‘It Sounded Better in my Head’

By | Nov 5, 2019
, , , , , , , , , , ,

Jazzy today reviews a novel that I devoured and adored, ‘It Sounded Better in my Head’ by Nina Kenwood. This is a beautifully gentle coming-of-age story about friendships, self-image and first love…

READ MORE

Review of ‘The Secrets of Magnolia Moon’

By | Nov 2, 2019
, , , , , , ,

It was hope that made grass grow and waves rise and babies stand. And when the grass got trampled, the waves crashed down and babies toppled over, it was hope that made…

READ MORE

Review of ‘White Bird’

By Megan Daley | Oct 9, 2019
, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Title: ‘White Bird’ Author: R. J. Palacio Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Age Range: middle grade*, YA Themes: bravery, kindness, courage, World War II, survival, family, found family, friends. Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon…

READ MORE

Review of ‘Windcatcher’

By Megan Daley | Oct 8, 2019
, , , , , , , , , , ,

ChickPea has been an avid lover of books about birds for some time now and has enjoyed a few outings with a dear friend of ours who takes the most amazing photographs…

READ MORE

Review of ‘Monuments’

By Megan Daley | Oct 1, 2019
, , , , , , , , , , ,

Title: ‘Monuments’ Author: Will Kostakis Publisher: Hachette Age Range: young adult Themes: fantasy, adventure, Greek mythology, contemporary fiction, sexuality, friendship, family, grief, coming of age Greek Australian, Indigenous, romance, diversity, humour. Teachers’…

READ MORE

Review + Teachers’ Notes: ‘Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire’

By Megan Daley | Sep 30, 2019
, , , , , ,

Title: ‘Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire’ Author: Nat Amoore Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Age Range: middle primary, upper primary Themes: humour, school, friends, family, adventure, entrepreneurship. Finding a million dollars in your…

READ MORE

Review of ‘Nema and the Xenos: A Story of Soil Cycles’

By Megan Daley | Sep 25, 2019
, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dr Sam Lloyd has been reviewing Science themed books for Children’s Books Daily for some years now – you can see all her reviews by clicking on the ‘guest blogger’ category or…

READ MORE

Review + Teachers’ Notes: ‘Maxi the Lifeguard: The Stormy Protest’

By Megan Daley | Sep 19, 2019
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Title: ‘Maxi the Lifeguard: The Stormy Protest’  Author:  Trent Maxwell and David Lawrence Illustrator: Peter Baldwin Publisher: Affirm Press  Themes: surf lifesaving; lifeguards; rescue; family; friendship; goal setting; community engagement; teamwork; caring for the environment; protest.…

READ MORE