Category Archives: Book Reviews

The Seven Signs: Wipeout

Author: Michael Adams
R.R.P: $14.99
Review: Joan Stienman
Wipeout is book 3 in this series which will cover 7 instalments across seven continents. There are seven young heroes who are trying to decode The Seven Signs to stop a cyberattack that will unleash […]

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Diary Of A Minecraft Zombie:When Nature Calls & Zombie Swap

Author: Zack Zombie.
R.R.P: $9.99 ea
Review: Joan Stienman
 
Book 3 When Nature Calls and book 4 Zombie Swap. These are diary type stories full of jokes and references to the popular Minecraft game aimed at encouraging children who love the game, to also love […]

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Ella And Olivia: Happy Campers

Author: Yvette Poshoglian
R.R.P: $8.99
Illustrated by: Danielle McDonald
Review: Joan Stienman
 
Similar to the Ella diaries but aimed at a younger audience, from 5 years of age due to its large font and sweet line art illustrations. Sisters, Ella and Olivia are going […]

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Ella Diaries: Friendship S.O.S

Author: Meredith Costain
R.R.P: $12.99
Illustrated by Danielle McDonald.
Review: Joan Stienman
A very graphic novel for girls as young as 7 about Ella’s luxury cruise and her hunt for a best friend to share it with.
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Dogman Unleashed

Author: Dav Pilkey.
R.R.P: $15.99
Review: Joan Stienman
 
The second in this series of graphic novels appealing especially to primary age boys who may be reluctant to read. It is presented entirely in colourful comic strip format.
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How To Build A Billy Cart And Other Fun Stuff

Author: Rob Palmer
R.R.P: $19.99
Review: Joan Stienman
 
Rob Palmer, from better Homes and Gardens fame has written this DIY book for the whole family to enjoy. Full colour illustrations and photographs make it simple to build these easy DIY projects. There are […]

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Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

R.R.P: $19.99
Review: Joan Stienman
The listeners are probably already aware of Ripley’s Believe It or Not books and the 2017 edition is just as wild and wacky. This hard cover book is full of unbelievable stories, weirdest hobbies, craziest creations and […]

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I’m Australian Too

Author: Mem Fox
R.R.P: $19.99
Illustrated by: Ronojoy Ghosh
Review: Joan Stienman
Mem Fox’s name is associated with over 40 picture story books and this is another valuable contribution to children’s literature.
I’m Australian Too is a celebration of Australia’s cultural diversity. Each double page […]

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Short

Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan
R.R.P: $16.99
Review: Joan Stienman
Perhaps the short title of this book is indicative of its content in that a lot of the emphasis seems to be on Holly’s height. Holly was not sensitive about height until she became […]

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Eddie Frogbert

Author: Sue deGennaro
R.R.P: $24.99
Review: Joan Stienman
 
This hardcover picture story book is about a big leap for a little frog.
Author Sue deGennaro was herself an aerial performer for 10 years so understands the challenge of being off the ground. The challenge […]

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