5 Children’s paperback books for $20!!
Granny’s Place by Allison Patterson and Illustrated by Shane McGrath
“A touching tale that captures both the past and present in a story of family ties and childhood adventures”
Granny’s Place is a touching, whimsical tale of family ties and the special place a grandparent has in the heart of a child.
Delightful illustrations bring the past to life and capture the fun of cousins gathering in a country kitchen and planning adventures amongst the beauty of rural Australia in the 1960’s.
Granny’s Place enriches both the understanding of the time and Australia’s past identity, through a wonderful story that celebrates the special bond between grandparent and child.
Going Camping by Robyn Osborne Illustrated by Colin Stevens
Mum LOVES camping, however when she takes the family for a weekend in the bush, they are NOT HAPPY. The trip starts with sulky siblings, soggy tents and plenty of mayhem and mishaps. But then out comes the sun… An upbeat tale about family adventures, the great outdoors and of course CAMPING.
Written by Robyn Osborne, and illustrated by Colin Stevens, both passionate teachers with a love of children’s literature, they are sure to resonate and engage with kids, parents and teachers alike. Robyn’s stories were highly commended in the 2009 CYA Conference.
Mozzie with the Sharp Snozzie by Irina Goundortseva
2017 ABIA Book notable – Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year
“Vibrant illustrations… a lively text and storyline that will have little ones enthusiastically page turning to the very end. … an invigorating tale about the benefits of being proactive, being yourself, and loving who you are.” – Boomerang Books
“Charming, beautifully illustrated, with a gentle but important message. An unexpected delight.” Graeme Simsion
“Delightful! All the fun and learning of a Dr Seuss tale.” Tim Ferguson
A story of being satisfied with what you have, of celebrating your skills, of not always wanting to be like everyone else will have resonance in the classroom as this is an issue which besets younger children. This story opens that discussion admirably.
The Duke of Hinklewinkle by John Phillips and Illustrated by John Phillips
Shortlisted for the 2018 Australian Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards
Bridget lives in the sleepy, seaside town of Hinklewinkle. She spends a lot of time with her Grandpa. Her mother often has to work late and her father lives in another town. Luckily, her caring Grandpa is always close at hand to help out.
Grandpa breeds show chickens and Bridget loves to help out. One day when Bridget is feeling a little lonely, Grandpa decides to let Bridget pick a chicken of her own.
Far from picking the most beautiful chicken, she picks a strange looking roster she names the “Duke of Hinklewinkle”. The two become inseparable.
When Grandpa’s cranky old neighbour, Mr Borewater’s chickens are under threat, The Duke of Hinklewinkle surprises everyone.
There’s a Magpie in My Soup by Sean Farrar and Illustrated by Pat Kan
Sean Farrar’s new children’s picture book combines two of the most entertaining things in life…. reading with kids and madcap Aussie animals.
“…a very funny rhyming story… enjoyable and entertaining.” – ReadPlus
Have you ever found a magpie in your soup whose wings have started to droop? Or what about that big black snake who’s hiding in your cake? Ever been ‘denied’ by a rude cockatoo in your loo?
There’s a Magpie in My Soup takes children and parents on a rollicking, rhyming journey with some crazy Aussie animals that pop up in the most unexpected of places around the house.