Welcome to Picture Book Parents! Check out our Reviews page for loads more book reviews organised according to topic (e.g. Bullying, Divorce, Emotions). We’ll use this blog to let you know when we’ve added a new review, found a new fun resource, or reviewed a book for which we don’t yet have a review list.
It’s Okay to Feel this Way Sara Biviano Starfish Bay Publishing: 2021 ISBN: 9781760361105 Age: 3+ Reviewed by Viv Young ‘It’s okay to feel this way’ is the reassuring refrain running through this upbeat, colourful book about the broad range of emotions everyone experiences. Most pages explore one feeling but each feeling is carefully paired, so … Continue reading →
Return of the Underwear Dragon Scott Rothman (text) and Pete Oswald (illustrations) Random House: 2021 ISBN: 9780593119921 Age: 4+ Reviewed by Viv Young Sir Cole is looking for an assistant. Luckily, she turns up just in time to help Cole with a frustrated Underwear Dragon who’s learning to read. Return of the Underwear Dragon is … Continue reading →
Freddy the Not-Teddy Kristen Schroeder (author) and Hilary Jean Tapper (illustrator) EK Books: 2022 ISBN: 9781922539090 Age: 4+ Review by Viv Young Jonah’s soft toy is a Freddy, not a teddy, so, when Jonah’s teacher announces a teddy bear’s picnic at school Jonah must decide whether or not to take his beloved friend. Freddy the … Continue reading →
Follow Your Feelings: Max and Worry by Kitty Black Illustrated by Jess Rose Affirm Press 2021 Victoria. Australia ISBN:9781922419729 Age range 4-6years “Follow Your Feelings: Max and Worry” by Kitty Black is a story about a little boy, Max, who is very anxious about his Maths work. In the story Max’s worry and self-talk is … Continue reading →
Get Ready, Mama! Sharon Giltrow and Arielle Li EK Books: 2022 ISBN: 9781922539083 Age: 4+ Reviewed by Viv Young A young girl provides instructions for getting a reluctant mum out of bed and ready for work in the morning. This humorous story will have both kids and parents laughing out loud as it parodies the … Continue reading →
The Seed of Doubt Irena Brignull and Richard Jones Walker Books: 2021 ISBN: 9781406389425 Age: 4+ Review by Viv Young A young boy dreams big dreams about what he will do when he grows up. When he plants a seed that grows into an unusually tall tree, climbing the tree becomes one of those dreams … Continue reading →
When I’m Feeling Happy By Trace Moroney The Five Mile Press Australia 2005 ISBN 9781741245035 ages 0-4 “When I’m Feeling Happy” by Trace Moroney, describes the feeling of happiness, and the experiences associated with it, as it pertains to one cute, non-gender specific, rabbit character. It is written in first person with the rabbit’s experience … Continue reading →
This is My Dad Dimity Powell (author) and Nicky Johnston (illustrator) EK Books: 2022 ISBN: 9781922539076 Age: 4+ Reviewed by Viv Young Leo is worried about the new show and tell topic about dads at school because he doesn’t know his father, but there is someone else who is cool and courageous to talk about. … Continue reading →
The Secret of Sapling Green Penelope Pratley EK Books: 2022 ISBN: 9781925820980 Age: 4+ Reviewed by Viv Young Sapling Green feels uncomfortable sharing her unique green thumbs and as a result is unable to connect with other kids at school. When a storm breaks branches off the schoolyard climbing tree, Sapling finally shares her gift … Continue reading →
The Wild Guide to Starting School Laura and Philip Bunting Scholastic: 9781761126284 Age: 4+ Reviewed by Viv Young Addressed to your own wildling, this laugh-out-loud picture book takes you through a wild first day of school from waking up to home time. It contains loads of hilarious dos and don’ts with some very sage advice … Continue reading →
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