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Maxine (Bob Graham, Walker Books) 

Released September 2021

A ‘companion book’ for Bob Graham’s beloved Max (which was 20 years old in 2020!), Maxine does stand alone but is not as rich if you haven’t first read Max, as it... Read more

A Trip to the Hospital (Freda Chiu, A&U Children)

Released September 2021

Freda Chiu’s first picture book, aimed at children aged three to seven, provides a friendly introduction to the idea of hospitals and what might happen in them. Largely informational rather... Read more

Grandma’s Prickly Secret (Trudie Trewin, illus by Nelli Suneli, Larrikin House)

Released August 2021

When the child in this picture book barges in on their grandma in the bathroom attempting to pluck out two prominent chin hairs, they proceed to list all the ways... Read more

The Spectacular Suit (Kat Patrick, illus by Hayley Wells, Scribble)

Released August 2021

Parties can be extremely important for children. Especially for Frankie, the protagonist of The Spectacular Suit, who has never asked for a party before. With everyone in her class coming,... Read more

Albert Namatjira (Vincent Namatjira, Magabala)

Released August 2021

In his picture book biography Albert Namatjira, Vincent Namatjira paints a stoic and quietly devastating portrait of his great-grandfather Albert, one of the most iconic figures in Australian painting. An... Read more

All Dogs Bark (Catherine Meatheringham & Deb Hudson, Windy Hollow Books)

Released July 2021

A picture book that is particularly appealing for canine lovers, All Dogs Bark is a joyous and raucous look at the dogs of the world. Its simple language makes it... Read more

The Cat Thief (Pat Simmons, illus by Liz Duthie, Little Pink Dog Books)

Released July 2021

Olive desperately wants a cat. So much so she is willing to steal them from off the street! The Cat Thief is a wickedly sly and humorous tale of theft,... Read more

The Incredibly Busy Mind of Bowen Bartholomew Crisp (Paul Russell & Nicky Johnston, EK Books)

Released July 2021

The title of this picture book is a bit of a mouthful, but it is rather apt because there is a lot going on in the mind of young Bowen... Read more

Coco, the Fish with Hands: Endangered Animal Tales 1 (Aleesah Darlison, illus by Mel Matthews, Puffin)

Released June 2021

Coco, the Fish with Hands is a simple book that reads almost like a souvenir from a conservation habitat visit. Its story is practical and streamlined, introducing an individual handfish,... Read more

Walking in Gagudju Country: Exploring the monsoon forest (Diane Lucas and Ben Tyler, illus by Emma Long, A&U Children’s)

Released June 2021

Combining their expertise in and passion for botanical work, wild landscapes and the culture of the Top End bush, authors Diane Lucas and Ben Tyler join with illustrator Emma Long... Read more