Author : Marc Martin (Penguin $24.95rrp)
There once was a forest . . .
So begins this timeless and touching story of renewal from one of Australia’s most talented new picture-book creators.
Author : Alison Lester (Penguin $29.95rrp)
I’m going to Antarctica and I can’t wait!
Sophie Scott is only nine years old, but she’s going to Antarctica on an icebreaker with her dad, the ship’s captain. During the voyage to Mawson Station and back, Sophie keeps a diary. She sees icebergs, penguins, seals and whales. She makes new friends, experiences the southern lights and even becomes stranded in a blizzard!
Children’s Laureate and much-loved picture-book creator Alison Lester travelled to Antarctica as an Antarctic Arts Fellow. Her alter ego, Sophie Scott, goes on the same adventure in a friendly, informative and beautifully presented book that sees the wonder of Antarctica through a child’s eyes.
Author: Jude Blereau (Murdoch, $45rrp)
The underlying philosophy behind Wholefood for Children is the importance of feeding young, growing children whole and real food, preferably organic. Not only does a child require fuel to play, they also require it to build every part of their body and future pathways for learning. The recipes cater for children from the age of 6 months up to 7 years, starting with introducing solid foods to babies. The recipes range from breakfasts through to lunch and dinners, as well as ultra-convenient portable snacks for lunch boxes.