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Tiny Timmy: On Tour

Author: Tim Cahill
R.R.P: $10.99
Illustrated by: Heath MacKenzie
Review: Joan Steinman
TINY TIMMY ON TOUR : the 5th book in the TINY TIMMY series by Tim Cahill; chapter books for 7 years and upward which appeal especially to soccer lovers. This series has […]

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The Bad Guys: Intergalactic Gas

Author/Illustrated by: Aaron Blabey
R.R.P: $11.99
Review: Joan Steinman
This is Episode 5 of THE BAD GUYS and it is expected to have an initial print run of 100,000.
Presented in cartoon strip style with little text and lots of illustrations, this series is […]

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Diary Of A Minecraft Zombie

Author: Zack Zombie
R.R.P: $6.99
Review: Joan Steinman
Books 5, 6, 7 and 8 of this series are all available now, as unofficial Minecraft books.
The well-spaced text and simple adventure storylines make this series great reading for the 8 year old and over. […]

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Ella And Olivia: Note Perfect

Author: Yvette Poshoglian
Illustrator: Danielle Macdonald
R.R.P: $7.99
Review: Joan Steinman
Ella and Olivia books are chapter books for children as young as 5. They have a large font and lots of line art illustrations by Danielle McDonald. In NOTE PERFECT the girls are […]

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Our Race For Reconciliation

Author: Anita Heiss
R.R.P: $16.99
Review: Joan Steinman
This book is extremely relevant as Australia has just marked the 50th anniversary of indigenous people being included in the census. It is based around the Reconciliation events of 2000.
Mel Gordon, a primary school student, […]

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May Tang

Author: Katrina Beikoff
R.R.P: $14.15
Review: Joan Steinman
This is another wonderful book in the A New Australian series, each by a different author. This is the sixth in this brilliant series which demonstrates clearly the problems young people have when they leave all […]

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Dingo In The Dark

 
Author: Sally Morgan
R.R.P: $16.50
Illustrated by: Tania Erzinger
Review: Joan Stienman
Dingo is afraid of the dark so instead of sleeping he spends the night howling. Then the next day, when the sun shines, he is too tired to play with his friends. […]

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One Keen Koala

Author: Margaret Wild
R.R.P: $14.25
Illustrated by: Bruce Whatley.
Review: Joan Stienman
 
This experienced award winning writer/illustrator duo have combined again to produce this hard cover picture story book for children as young as three. This is a counting book, going up to 12, […]

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Little Bear’s First Sleep

 
Author: Lesley Gibbes
R.R.P: $12.50
Illustrated by: Lisa Stewart
Review: Joan Stienman
 
This is a hard cover picture story book for children from 4 years of age and is great for children who have trouble getting to sleep.
When mother and father bear take Little Bear […]

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BOY

 
Author: Phil Cummings
R.R.P: $24.99
Illustrated by: Shane Devries
Review: Joan Stienman
This is a really lovely picture story book with an important message. Boy lives in a village and he is deaf. He talks with his hands but the villagers don’t understand him. […]

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