Category Archives: Children’s Book Reviews With Joan

Mopoke

Author: Philip Bunting
R.R.P: $24.99
Review: Joan Stienman
Mopoke is the common name for Australia’s smallest and most common species of owl, the Southern Boobook. This is a really clever book, featuring a mopoke, which made me laugh and although the children from […]

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Busting

Author: Aaron Blabey
R.R.P: $16.99
Review: Joan Stienman
 
Aaron Blabey writes really hilarious stories and this hard cover book is no exception. Lou was really busting to use the loo, but there was quite a queue and those in it didn’t believe how […]

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Trouble And The New Kid

Author: Cate Whittle
R.R.P: $9.99
Illustrated by: Stephen Michael King
Review: Joan Stienman
The reader first met Trouble, the dragon when it stole Georgia’s house with her little brother inside. Then in the second in the series Trouble is involved in a cat going […]

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Cyclone

Author: Jackie French
R.R.P: $24.99
Illustrated by: Bruce Whatley
Review: Joan Stienman
This is a beautiful retelling of the tragic story of Cyclone Tracy retold for a younger generation who can’t remember that Christmas Eve. The story begins with Xmas presents under a tree […]

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Australia’s Great War: 1917

Author: Kelly Gardiner
R.R.P:
Review: Joan Stienman
 
This is the 4th book in a series, each by different authors, commemorating the centenary of World War 1.  Although based on fact, this is a fiction book that children as young as upper primary age […]

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Diary Of A Minecraft Zombie: A Scare Of A Dare

Author: Zack Zombie
R.R.P: $9.99
Review: Joan Stienman
Zack Zombie is a 12 year old Minecraft zombie who/which attends Scare School to learn how to scare humans. He cops the usual flack that pre-teenagers can get from their slightly older school companions. Zack […]

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Tracy Lacy Is Completely Coo-Coo Bananas!!!

Author: Tania Lacy
R.R.P: $14.99
Illustrated by: Danielle McDonald
Review: Joan Stienman
Tracy Lacy is certainly not considered “cool” at her primary school. She is continually doing things which end up with her being embarrassed and often humiliated. Together with her two best friends, […]

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Sage Cookson’s Sweet Escape

Author: Sally Murphy
R.R.P: $9.99
Review: Joan Stienman
Ten year old Sage is the daughter of two television chefs so she gets to travel quite a lot as they research and film for their TV show on food and new cooking techniques.  But […]

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Frieda: A New Australian

Author: Marianne Musgrove
R.R.P: $16.99
Review: Joan Stienman
I have really loved this series telling the stories of children immigrating to Australia. Each story, by a different author, is factually based but also with fictional characters. Frieda and her family come from Germany […]

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Lizzie And Margaret Rose

LIZZIE AND MARGARET ROSE
Author: Pamela Rushby
R.R.P: $16.99
Review: Joan Stienman
Based on fact but with fictional characters this 260+ page novel portrays the impact war has on families and communities in an entertaining manner. The story is told from the perspective of […]

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