Crumbs by Phil Cummings

Title: Crumbs Author: Phil Cummings Illustrator: Shane DeVries Published: April 2022 Publisher: Scholastic Readership: Children's Picturebook Rating: ★★★★★ RRP: $24.99 I received a copy of Crumbs from the publishers for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. On a wintry city street, a one-legged bird dances for crumbs to eat but Ella has nothing to give. Then her father shows …

Get Me Out of Here by Pauline Deeves

Title: Get Me Out of Here! Author: Pauline Deeves Illustrator: Brent Wilson Published: May 2022 Publisher: Allen and Unwin Readership: Children's Non-Fiction Picturebook Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $29.99 I received a copy of Get Me Out Of Here! from the publishers for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Full of crims, crooks and rascally runaways, this fun and light-hearted non-fiction …

Kind by Jess McGeachin

Title: Kind: A Call to Care For Every Creature Author/Illustrator: Jess McGeachin Published: May 2022 Publisher: Allen and Unwin Readership: Children's Non-Fiction Picturebook Rating: ★★★★★ RRP: $24.99 I received a copy of Kind from the publishers for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. From one of Australia's most talented new picture-book creators comes this beautiful ode to the …

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 …

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What Happened to You by James Catchpole

Title: What Happened to You?Author: James CatchpoleIllustrator: Karen GeorgePublished: May 2021Publisher: Faber & FaberReadership: Children's PicturebookGenre: FictionRating: ★★★★★RRP: $24.99 I received a copy of What Happened to You? from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. James' story plays a vital role in conversations about visible disability, and is packed …