Humor


Happy as a pig in mud

Jane Fagan | 04 April 2014
Anyone who has owned a pig knows this amusing animal lends itself to a story or two.

Beloved series rereleased

Jane Fagan | 25 March 2014
Flat Stanley turns 50.

Best seller presents heavy topics with optimism

Jane Fagan | 28 February 2014
Author with Guinness World Record for highest number of consecutive best-selling adult novels writes worthwhile children's book.

How big is your treehouse?

Jane Fagan | 14 January 2014
Creativity trumps TV

Squirrel caught in vacuum survives

Jennifer Minicus | 05 January 2014
Newbery winner Kate DiCamillo reveals a lighter side.

Is a car more than the sum of its parts?

Tim Golden | 05 November 2013
A 21st century makeover for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Mystery anyone?

Jane Fagan | 28 October 2013
Number one in a great new series.

One of Amazon’s “Top 20” for 2013

Jennifer Minicus | 31 July 2013
Imagine growing up without a local public library.

Djinni, magic and revenge

Tim Golden | 11 July 2013
A witty and well-paced fantasy adventure.

Inside a male brain

Clare Cannon | 02 July 2013
Shusterman's account seems about right to me.

The Only Author to Win Both a Newbery and Newbery Honor in the Same Year

Jennifer Minicus | 24 June 2013
An off-beat story about friendship, loyalty and respect.

One for the boys

Clare Cannon | 24 May 2013
Friendship, growing up, danger, peer pressure, Shakespeare, humour, remorse… and the meaning of life.

Up on Cloud Nine

Tim Golden | 22 April 2013
A story about unstinting love.

Book Reviews

Need a Laugh?

Clare Cannon | 11 March 2013
This is the funniest, cleverest, most entertaining story I've read in ages. Keep the tissues handy, because it will have you crying with laughter.

Beyond This Point There Be Dragons

Jennifer Minicus | 03 March 2013
A tongue-in-cheek fairy tale.

Time Stops For No Mouse

Tim Golden | 15 February 2013
Hermux is a watchmaker living a quiet existence.

The More the Merrier

Tim Golden | 25 November 2012
More is not neccessarily merrier when it comes to eccentric relatives.

Fun for Animal Lovers

Emily Castilla | 15 November 2012
For children who love animals, these picture books are a fun read.

Audrey and Don Wood

Jennifer Minicus | 23 October 2012
At the suggestion of one of our subscribers,

Every Thing On It

Jennifer Minicus | 09 October 2012
There's something for everyone in Shel Silverstein's recently published book of poems.

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