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Children's and YA book reviews and interviews

I See, I See
R Henderson, A&U, November 2019, reviewed by Anica Boulanger-Mashberg

This extremely clever book will be loved by kids, who will want to turn it upside down to read it again as soon as they... Read more
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Moira Court, Fremantle Press, November 2019, reviewed by Lefa Singleton Norton

This picture book by artist and author Moira Court has a distinctive visual style that makes it stand out from other books for readers aged three to five. Exploring the... Read more

Caroline Magerl, Walker, November 2019, reviewed by Louise Pfanner

Nop is a teddy bear who is ‘not plush in places’. He waits patiently to be bought from Oddmint’s Dumporeum, a magical sort of toy shop, but to no avail.... Read more

No Place for an Octopus
Claire Zorn, UQP, November 2019, reviewed by Margaret Hamilton

This is Claire Zorn’s first picture book and it comes as rather a surprise—she is well known as an author of novels for young adults, for which she has won... Read more

Stephen Michael King, Scholastic, November 2019, reviewed by Clare Millar

Stephen Michael King is an accomplished picture book writer and illustrator, with award-winning books such as Rainbow Bear, Mutt Dog! and Leaf just a selection of his publications. This book... Read more

Paddy T and the Time-travelling Trampoline
Adam France, illus by Zahra Zainal, A&U, November 2019, reviewed by Heath Graham

Paddy’s just an average 12-year-old. He lives with his mum and dad, his older sister Nina, brother Troy and baby sister Bella. His best mate at school is Marty. He’s... Read more

The Secrets of Magnolia Moon
Edwina Wyatt, illus by Katherine Quinn, Walker, November 2019, reviewed by Annie Waters

The Secrets of Magnolia Moon is the first middle-grade novel from Edwina Wyatt, who has been twice listed as a CBCA notable author for her work in picture books. Magnolia... Read more



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