Tag Archives: Allen and Unwin

May-June 2016 : New Books for children and Teenagers. Reviewer: Janet

May-June: New Books for children and Teenagers. Reviewer: Janet Croft.    *The more stars the better the read…  Picture Books  ****Circle, by Jeannie Baker. HB from Walker Books. RRP $27.99  Jeannie Baker is renowned for the quality and style of her … Continue reading

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Adult Book Reviews May 2016. Reviewed by Janet Croft

Adult Book Reviews May 2016. Reviewed by Janet Croft   The more stars, the better the read! Non-fiction*The End of Alchemy, by Mervyn King. PB from Little Brown and Hachette. RRP about $45  Mervyn King joined the Bank of England … Continue reading

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March 2016 New children’s and teenager reading reviewed by Janet Croft

The more stars the better! Picture Books Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, written by Jane Taylor and illustrated by Mandy Foot, is in PB from Hachette. RRP HB $24.99 PB and Ebook $21.99  This bedtime story for very small children features … Continue reading

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Adult Book Reviews March 2016 . Reviewed by Janet Croft

The more stars, the better the read!  Non-fiction   *The Romanovs, 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore. HB from Hachette. RRP $45 The Romanovs felt they were appointed by God to rule Russia. They ruled in fact for three centuries and … Continue reading

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January 2016, recent new books for children and teenagers, reviewed by Janet Croft

The more stars, the better the read! For young readers Picture books **Open Very carefully, by Nick Bromley and Nicola O’Byrne. Board book from Nosy Crow and Allen and Unwin. RRP $12.99 From a book which starts with a lovely … Continue reading

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January 2016 Latest adult books as reviewed by Janet Croft

The more stars, the better the read! Non-fiction **The Lightless Sky, by Gulwali Passarlay, with Nadine Ghouri. PB from Allen and Unwin. RRP $29.99 When Gulwali Passarlay’s doctor father was killed during a gun battle with US troops in Afghanistan, … Continue reading

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Children and Teenage new books for October-November 2015: reviewed by Janet Croft

The more stars, the better the read! Under the Flame Tree, by Karen Wood. PB from Allen and Unwin. RRP about $20 Kirra has just left school, and is starting a job with horses on the property where her father … Continue reading

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