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Since 2001 we have been reviewing the best of Australian books of all genres. Now we have a fresh new look, making it easier to browse and read the reviews you have come to love. You can see the latest reviews below, or browse the reviews by category.
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Latest reviews
Pig the Elf, by Aaron Blabey

Pig the Elf, by Aaron Blabey

How he loved Christmas! He’d chortle with glee – ‘The presents! The presents! For ME! ME! ME! ME! It’s Christmas Eve and Pig and his patient friend Trevor are excited. But while Trevor has written to Santa asking just for ‘something nice’, Pig has written an almost-endless list of demands. And, while Trevor knows that

Home in the Rain, by Bob Graham

Home in the Rain, by Bob Graham

“My little sister. What will her name be, Mummy?” “Well, she’s not quite with us yet,” said Mum. “But when will she have a name, Mummy?” said Francie. “Soon,” said Mum. “Sometime soon.” It’s a very wet day, and Francie and Mum have a long drive home from Grandma’s house. Stuck in the rain, Francie

The Game of Their Lives, by Nick Richardson

The Game of Their Lives, by Nick Richardson

While the match was, at one level, an exhibition for the Diggers and the curious onlookers, for the players it was something else – a chance to run around in the open air, to play the game they loved and test themselves in the way that they knew, body on body, running, jumping and kicking.

Sleigh Ride, L. Anderson & M. Parish, illustrated by Matt Shanks

Sleigh Ride, L. Anderson & M. Parish, illustrated by Matt Shanks

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, Ring-ting-tingling too, Come on, it’s lovely weather For a sleigh ride together with you. This popular Christmas song filled with mentions of snow and sleighs seems an unlikely choice for an Australian picture book, but illustrator Matt Shanks has given it a very Australian makeover. The words are unchanged,