Wild Australian Life by Leonard Cronin

Title: Wild Australian Life Author: Leonard Cronin Illustrator: Chris Nixon Published: April 2022 Publisher: Allen and Unwin Readership: Children's Non-Fiction Rating: ★★★★★ RRP: $29.99 I received a copy of Wild Australian Life from the publishers for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A stunning exploration of Australian animals from the creator of the bestselling Australian Animal Atlas. From …

Ceremony by Adam Goodes & Ellie Laing

Title: Ceremony (Welcome to Our Country)Author: Adam Goodes, Ellie LaingIllustrator: David HardyPublished: April 2022Publisher: Allen and UnwinReadership: Children's PicturebookRating: ★★★★★RRP: $24.99   I received a copy of Ceremony from the publishers for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A joyful celebration of family and culture, the Welcome to Our Country series introduces First Nations history to children. From …

Whisper On the Wind by Claire Saxby

Title: Whisper On the WindAuthor: Claire SaxbyIllustrator: Jess RacklyeftPublished: March 2022Publisher: Allen and UnwinReadership: Children's PicturebookRating: ★★★★RRP: $24.99   I received a copy of Whisper On the Wind from the publishers for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A stunning picture book about separation, connection and reunion from the team behind the glorious Iceberg, renowned picture book creators …

Thunderstorm Dancing by Katrina Germein

Title: Thunderstorm Dancing  Author: Katrina Germein Illustrator: Judy Watson Published: January 2021 (Paperback) Publisher: Allen and Unwin Readership: Children's Picturebook Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $14.99 A rollicking rhyming story about a family who dance up a storm while the wind and rain swirl outside. Rhythm, rhyme and family mayhem. Perfect for reading aloud, this playful, energetic story will have …

The Painted Ponies by Alison Lester

Title: The Painted Ponies Author/Illustrator: Alison Lester Published: November 2021 Publisher: Allen and Unwin Readership: Children's Picturebook Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $15.99 Matilda loves staying at Grandma Lucky's, riding Luna in the front paddock and playing with the painted ponies in their carved wooden wagon. The gold palomino, the chestnut, the bay, the pinto, the brown and the dappley grey. …

If You Were Here by Elisabeth Sophia

Title: If You Were Here Author: Elisabeth Sophia Illustrator: Anita Bagdi Published: August 2021 Publisher: Little Steps Publishing Readership: Children's Picturebook Rating: ★★★★★ RRP: $24.95 "If you were here I’d hug you tight, If you were here I’d say, ‘You are my very bestest friend.’ I wish you could have stayed." If You Were Here is a beautiful rhyming …

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Dark Rise by C.S. Pact

Title: Dark Rise 1 Author: C.S. Pacat Published: September 28, 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Readership: Young Adult Genre: Fantasy, Historical Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $19.99 Content warnings: Death of parents, massacre, violence I received a copy of Dark Rise from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The first book in a …

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Housemate by Sarah Bailey

Title: The Housemate Author: Sarah Bailey Published: August 31, 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Readership: Adult Genre: Crime & Mystery Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $32.99 Content warnings: Murder, child abuse, child pornography, corruption I received a copy of The Housemate from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Three housemates. One dead, one missing …

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sabriel by Garth Nix (25th Anniversary)

Title: Sabriel (25th Anniversary)Author: Garth NixPublished: August, 2021Publisher: Allen and UnwinReadership: Young AdultGenre: FantasyRating: ★★★★Price: $27.99 Content Warnings: Death of parents, death in childbirth, ghosts, necromancy I received a copy of Sabriel from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   Garth Nix's masterwork is a compelling high fantasy, the gripping story …

⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Meet Me In Bendigo by Eva Scott

Title: Meet Me In BendigoAuthor: Eva ScottPublished: July, 2021Publisher: MIRAReadership: AdultGenre: RomanceRating: ★★★.5Content Warnings: cat fishing, COVID-19 I received a copy of Meet Me In Bendigo from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   Small-town Australia meets You've Got Mail in this rural romantic comedy about online dating, second chances, …