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Noah Dreary

I was sent this by the publisher

9780670077182By: Aaron Blabey

Noah Dreary is a boy who complains. In fact he complained so much that one day his head fell right off his shoulders. There was nothing the doctors could do about it. You might think it would stop him complaining but no. He kept right on complaining till one day something terrible happened. This thing totally changed Noah’s attitude so he became someone amazing instead of someone always complaining.

Disclaimer: I love Aaron Blabey books.

This is a wonderful story on perspective. The theme is a little complex like many of Blabey’s books but that doesn’t mean you should steer away from them, in fact it’s just the opposite. Kids don’t have as much problem with concepts as adults may think. This story remains fun as it is fundamentally about a head that is carried around by it’s body. The illustrations are in Blabey’s uniques style. What’s not to love an enjoyable story with a message if you want to look for it.

Highly Recommended.

Publisher: Viking Australia

Published: 24 July 2013

Format: Hardback 32 pages

Categories: Picture Books, Humour

ISBN 13: 9780670077182

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page.

Fortunately The Milk – Cover Reveal

FTM_FINAL_8AprOh my goodness, Oh my goodness! Look what I found. What is not to love here? Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell, I totally love these guys. I must, must, must get my hands on this book. Unfortunately I have to wait until later in the year. How can you not adore these illustrations.

FTMAlso while I’m here lets hear from the wonderful author on what the book is about.

 

 

The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book

This copy was sent to me as an ARC by the publisher.By: Justine Clarke and Arthur Baysting

Illustrated By: Tom Jellett

A child is reading when up comes a Gobbledygook. The Gobbledygook is making a mess of the books by eating them. The child tells the Gobbledygook that this is not what we do with books. The child then sets about taking the Gobbledygook on a journey through a wide selection of books.

This is a very simple book with a theme close to my heart, that books are to be devoured, enjoyed and can take you to some amazing places. It finishes up in a great place for parents, with the child tucked up in bed snoring. The illustrations are fun, there are plenty of colours but the general palette is muted rather than jumping off the page with brightness. It certainly has an appeal about it. The more I look at it the more I like it.

Publisher: Viking Australia

Published: 29 October 2012

Format: Hardback 32 pages

Categories: Books, Monsters

ISBN 13: 9780670076574

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page

Secret Girls’ Business

I received this from the publisher.By: Maggie Hamilton

A book full of fun, fashion and tips on helping you find your way through the teenage years. Interspersed between craft activities and style tips are sections of information on tough issues such as bullying, depression and popularity.

This book has been put together by Maggie Hamilton who has done some intense studies of teenage girls and authored the book ‘What’s Happening to Our Girls?’

The serious information is kept concise whilst letting them know that they are not alone in experiencing these feelings.

In the spirit of living in a multicultural country we are given peeks into the lives of girls from different cultural backgrounds. To show you what girls are capable of, women who have achieved success in a great variety of careers are given brief profiles.

As well as recipes for all sorts of things there are plenty of fashion and gift craft ideas.

This is a wonderful gift idea for a creative teenager, full of plenty of ideas to help them develop their own style, and work through the time of figuring out their own identity, something that can be a tricky thing to do. A previous book I mentioned that ran along a similar  vein was great for tweens and young teens but this one is aimed at older teens. I would say best suited for  14-16 year olds.

Definitely worth a look.

Publisher:  Viking Australia

Published: 22nd August 2012

Format: Paperback 192 pgs

Genre: Non-fiction, Craft, Teenager, Multiculturalism

ISBN: 9780670076772

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of page

Stormdancer – Cover Reveal

This looks so totally awesome, Japanese steampunk. I am so looking forward to this. It is due for release in September.

The Extraordinaires – Book Trailer

Here is the trailer for  The Extinction Gambit – The Extraordinaires, by Michael Pryor, due for release in December.

I totally cannot wait for this book, I love Michael Pryor’s Laws Of Magic Series.

 

Sneak Peak – Reckoning

One of my fave YA paranormal series is drawing to a close.

The Lili St Crow Strange Angels series winds up with the book Reckoning and if you want to read the first chapter then head here.

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