Posts Tagged ‘New Frontier’

Classics to cherish – Old tale picture book reviews

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Don’t you love that emphatic certainty a below-twelve year-old has whenever they hear a remix of a song dating from the golden oldie era? ‘They got that song from such and such movie, Mum!’ Um well, no actually it was around way before me…Stories evoke similar conviction. Modern retellings of classic children’s stories might seem […]

Review – Katie and the Lephrechaun

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Katie is running late for school. Again. Dashing through the park, past the nooks of huddled trees, Katie trips on a tree root and falls sprawling to the ground. That’s when she hears the voice. A high-pitched squeaky voice – with a funny accent. Katie can hardly believe her eyes when a little man with […]

Review – The Children Who Loved Books

Friday, June 29th, 2012

So lovely to review another Peter Carnavas book, an author/illustrator who has been going great guns with a consistently fabulous book list for New Frontier. Peter’s emotive, subtle and visually beautiful books have enormous crossover appeal, and with the addition of ‘books’ in the title of this newbie, well – I couldn’t get it out […]

PROFESSOR FRED HOLLOWS

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Professor Fred Hollows is the latest book in New Frontier’s inspiring Aussie Heroes Series. According to the late Professor Fred Hollows “Three out of four people who are blind don’t have to be. They are blinded by poverty alone.” Popular author, Hazel Edwards takes us through the life of this inspiring man and his amazing […]

FRIDAY BOOK FEATURE – TWO VERY DIFFERENT BOOKS BY SALLY MURPHY – “Toppling” and “Pemberthy Bear”

Friday, July 30th, 2010

TOPPLING Like many of Sally Murphy’s stories, Toppling started with a character. John is a boy with the slightly nerdy hobby of domino toppling. He has a very stable, happy home life, and a good strong friendship group at school. But Sally started to wonder what would happen if something went wrong in John’s life. […]