June 2013

Best of our new titles releasing in Australia in June! If any take your fancy let us know we'd love to hear from you.
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Secret Kingdom Special: Dolphin Bay  Written by Rosie Banks  Enter a magical world of friendship and fun!  Ellie, Summer and Jasmine are off for a summertime adventure of King Merry's royal yacht in Dolphin bay. They have a great time swimming with dolphins there, until Queen Malice shows up to ruin their fun. Can the girls break Queen Malice's horrible spells and save the dolphin celebrations?

Secret Kingdom Special: Dolphin Bay Written by Rosie Banks Enter a magical world of friendship and fun! Ellie, Summer and Jasmine are off for a summertime adventure of King Merry's royal yacht in Dolphin bay. They have a great time swimming with dolphins there, until Queen Malice shows up to ruin their fun. Can the girls break Queen Malice's horrible spells and save the dolphin celebrations?

4: May Require Batteries  Wriiten by Jonathan Meres  Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he got out of bed and trod in something he shouldn't have...  What with overdue homework, overdue pocket money and a bag full of overdue newspapers, one thing's for sure: life for Norm isn't getting any less unfair. And did he mention the fact that he's the only kid on the planet without an iPad? FLIPPING-LUTELY RIGHT HE DID!

4: May Require Batteries Wriiten by Jonathan Meres Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he got out of bed and trod in something he shouldn't have... What with overdue homework, overdue pocket money and a bag full of overdue newspapers, one thing's for sure: life for Norm isn't getting any less unfair. And did he mention the fact that he's the only kid on the planet without an iPad? FLIPPING-LUTELY RIGHT HE DID!

Boy Nobody  Written by Allen Zadoff  He Is Nothing. The Mission Is Everything.  Boy Nobody is the perennial new kid in school, the one few notice and nobody thinks much about. He shows up in a new high school, in a new town, under a new name, makes few friends and doesn't stay long. Just long enough for someone in his new friend's family to die -- of "natural causes." Mission accomplished, Boy Nobody disappears, and moves on to the next target.

Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff - Sixteen-year-old Boy Nobody, an assassin controlled by a shadowy government organization, The Program, considers sabotaging his latest mission because his target reminds him of the normal life he craves.

Wombat Went A' Racing  Illustrated by Lachlan Creagh  Wombat is back, and he's going for gold!  The star of WOMBAT WENT A' WALKING returns in this fun-filled picture book. All the Aussie animals are taking part in the bush sports carnival. Wombat has a go at everything, but always seems to come in last. Is there any event a wombat could win?

The star of Wombat Went A’ Walking returns in a fun-filled picture book about the bush sports carnival. Wombat is excited.


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Annaliese Porter was only eight years old when she wrote The Outback. She has captured the Australian outback in all its moods in this moving bush ballad about the country’s vast interior. The Outback, illustrated by respected Aboriginal artist Bronwyn Bancroft, depicts recognisable Australian landscapes and animals such as Uluru, dingoes, cockatoos, snakes and goannas. A stunning picture book destined to become an Australian classic.

The Outback illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft and Published by Magabala Books. Bronwyn Bancroft is a descendant of the Bundjalung people of New South Wales. Her artworks are represented in galleries and museums throughout Australia, the USA and Germany .

Food Allergy And Gluten Free Weight Loss #GlutenFree

Food Allergy and Gluten-Free Weight Loss: Control Your Body Chemistry, Reduce Inflammation and Improve Your Health, a book by Nicolette M.

Written by a mother and son duo, this brightly illustrated picture book is a jubilant journey through a child's home country that celebrates the joys of nature and emphasizes forming a connection with place. In simple and lyrical prose, this narrative offers an indigenous Australian perspective of life as it connects traditional and contemporary experiences in a ways that children can understand.

Australia - My Country Best-selling author and internationally renowned artist Sally Morgan teams up with Ezekiel Kwaymullina for a story celebrating country. A gorgeous new picture book in simple, lyrical prose and vibrant colour.

Tree - charming Australian children's picture book with an environmental theme.

Children's Book Review, Tree

We have spent some time this week working on activities based on Tree (a little story about big things), the wonderful picture book written by Danny Parker and illustrated by Matt Ottley.

The Potato People  - Pamela Allen - One day Grandma and Jack make two people out of potatoes. When Jack moves away, Grandma misses him and the potato people wither. She buries them in the garden and a huge potato plant grows. When Jack returns to see it, it has died, but underneath it they discover hundreds of new potatoes

Every Friday, Jack spends the day with his Grandma. They romp roly-poly on the ground, they read stories and they eat cake. Then, one cold and rainy Friday, they make the potato people .

This is one of my all time favourite books for children. A great fun read with flaps to lift, beautiful illustrations, & a rhythmical rhyming text which you just can't forget. This is a book guaranteed to make children & adults giggle out loud! Where else would you find doves in gloves, pigs in wigs, bears in flares, or wombats in combats? Great for all ages to explore & perfect for encouraging interaction & imagination.

Lynne Chapman - illustration from 'A Lark in the Ark' by Peter Bentley

Craft-A-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects by Sarah Goldschadt. Make something new every day of the year! "Craft-a-Day" is your guide to simple fun handmade projects. It offers daily inspiration, along with fun weekly themes to kick-start your imagination. January brings Snowflake Week, February features Groundhog Week, and March offers Hexagon Week - there's truly something for everyone.

Craft-a-day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects : Sarah Goldschadt : 9781594745959

Florette - Anna Walker

Fishpond Australia, All Through the Year by Anna Walker (Illustrated ) Jane Godwin. Buy Books online: All Through the Year, ISBN Anna Walker (Illustrated by) Jane Godwin

Dinosaur Rocks - Picture Book Trailer

Dinosaur Rocks by Lachlan Creagh Published by Lothian Children's Books (a division of Hachette Australia) ISBN: 9780734412898 When Tim goes exploring at Dino.

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