The Walkabout Orchestra

When this gem arrived in the mail I was rather excited, I have always been a fan of the Where’s Wally type of books and this one sure didn’t disappoint.  The Walkabout Orchestra Postcards from around the World, is a beautiful book.

Shout Out to the Girls

Shout Out to the Girls is my definite pick of the month for a must have book, especially for Australian children and teens.  With all the royalties going to The Smith Family charity you not only get to read the book but help those in need.

Congratulations to the various Penguin Random House women that put this together, I thank you for opening my mind to possibilities.

Lola Dutch is a Little Bit Much

Sometimes there is just something extraordinary about picture books, they look like any other book but there are elements that make it unique. Lola Dutch is that for me, in its simplicity there is beauty and the hidden treasure in the dust jacket adds flair that can only come from the creative mind.

The Book of Dust

The Book of Dust, I am not sure what I was thinking when I picked this book up for the first time.  I know it was not typical of what I read but in an instant I was captivated.  It wasn’t for a couple of hours later that I put it down, but given its size I had barely made a dent in it.  This did not matter to me as I wanted to know so much more and the mystery surrounding Lyra Belacqua intrigued me.

A World Full of Animal Stories

This book is a beautiful and interesting extravaganza of folktales and legends that celebrate animals and culture, some that will be familiar to you and some that won’t.  These stories are brought to life as we travel the globe to Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe, Australia and Oceania.

The Awesome Book of Animals

Without a doubt this picture filled book of facts about awesome animals will be running off the shelves.  I am serious, this book is not only packed full of interesting information but its also a colourful wonderland that will have your least enthusiastic reader turning the pages wanting to learn more.