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The Ugly Five

Author: Julia Donaldson
R.R.P: $19.95
Illustrated by: Axel Scheffler
Review: Joan Steinman
 
The wildebeest knows it is the ugly one on the range, with its spindly legs and ginger beard. But then it meets the grotty hyena so now there are two ugly ones. But […]

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Zog And The Flying Doctors

Author: Julia Donaldson
R.R.P: $13.25
Illustrated by: Axel Scheffler
Review: Joan Steinman
 
Zog, the dragon, Gadabout, the knight and Pearl the Princess are an unlikely team, but together they make up the Flying Doctors. When a mermaid with sunburn, a lion with the flu and […]

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Feathers

Author: Phil Cummings
R.R.P: $19.95
Illustrated by: Phil Lesnie
Review: Joan Steinman
This hard-cover book tells a story of what is happening in our world without dwelling on the negatives. As the sandpiper migrates for the winter it flies over a young boy who has […]

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There’s A Big Green Frog In The Toilet

Author: Anh Do
R.R.P: $15.95
Illustrated by: Heath McKenzie
CD sung by: Simon Mellor
Review: Joan Steinman
 
If there was a big green frog in your toilet and a small boy busting to use the toilet, but unwilling to, as the frog is giving him […]

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Diary Of A Minecraft Zombie : Books 9 & 10

Author: Zack Zombie
R.R.P: $9.95
Review: Joan Steinman
In October, Book 11 of DIARY OF A MINECRAFT ZOMBIE will be released but books 9 and 10 are available right now. ZOMBIE’S BIRTHDAY APOCALYPSE and ONE BAD APPLE will take you further into the […]

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Weirdo 9: Spooky Weird

Author: Anh Do
R.R.P: $10.50
Illustrated by: Jules Faber
Review: Joan Steinman
 
Anh Do is well known for his many talents as an artist and comedian and his WEIRDO series has demonstrated his talent as a children’s author as well. SPOOKY WEIRD is the […]

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Tiny Timmy 6: Big Break

Author: Tim Cahill
R.R.P: $10.90
Illustrated by: Heath McKenzie
Review: Joan Steinman
 
This series by Socceroos legend Tim Cahill has been popular with readers as young as 7. The 6th book has now been released where Timmy has to look at achieving on the […]

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Trouble And The Exploding House

Author: Cate Whittle
R.R.P: $9.95
Illustrated by: Stephen Michael King
Review: Joan Steinman
 
We first met Trouble, the friendly dragon, when he stole Georgia’s house and dropped it in a Wildlife Park. Since then there have been other adventures but now Trouble is back in […]

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Figgy Takes The City

Author: Tamsin Janu
R.R.P: $14.25
Review: Joan Steinman
 
This is the 3rd book I have read about Figgy and I found it as enjoyable as the first two. Figgy lives with her Grandma in impoverished conditions in Ghana. But Figgy doesn’t feel poor; […]

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A Dog’s Tale

Author: Barry Jonsberg
R.R.P: $10.90
Illustrated by: Tom Jellett.
Review: Joan Steinman
 
 
Michael wants a dog but his mum and dad say no. Dogs are too much work as they have to be exercised each day and their mess cleaned up; they cost too […]

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