Tag: book reviews

Book Review: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls (Vol 1)

Good night stories for Rebel Girls vol 1 | Kayoz Talks Books

Good Night Stories by Rebel Girls: 100 tales of extraordinary women by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, 2016. Publisher: Timbuktu Labs, Inc. 224 pages, RRP US$35 I can’t believe I didn’t review this before! I bought Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls in the kickstarter campaign last year, and gave it to my girls for Christmas. They…

Review: Berty Button Gets a Team

Berty Button gets a Team by Marina Bertolino

Berty Button Gets a Team by Marina Bertolino, Illustrated by Ryan Jones, Published by Berty Button Kids, Wodonga 2012 AU$17.95, or $9.95 for the eBook. Berty Button is the brain child of Marina Bertolino, who is part of the actual bertybutton transport team, and was inspired by the joy trucks – especially their jelly bean…

Book Review: Making Home, by Sharon Astyk

Making Home: Adapting Our Homes and Our Lives to Settle in Place By Sharon Astyk; Published by New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, 2012, RRP AU$27.99. Currently available on Fishpond $20 (used). Sharon Astyk’s new book Making Home is part how-to, part memoir, and all inspiration. In it she argues that change is coming, whether we…

Book Review: When We Were Kittens

David Greagg - When We Were Kittens, Book Cover with a picture of the black and white Dougal on the front

When We Were Kittens by David Greagg, 2012. Publisher: Clan Destine Press; 203 pages rrp $18.00. The amusing sequel to Dougal’s Diary, David Greagg’s When We Were Kittens, was released earlier this year. It begins when Dougal and Shadow are around two years old and invites us to share another year of their lives. This…

Book Review: Out of the Black Land by Kerry Greenwood

Out of the Black Land. Kerry Greenwood.

Out of the Black Land, by Kerry Greenwood, 2010. Publisher: Clan Destine Press; 459 pages RRP AU$27.00. Finally available again on Fishpond, with free shipping Australia-wide. Now also available in a Kindle edition. Out of the Black Land is a bit of a departure for Kerry Greenwood, but an intriguing and enjoyable one. This is…

Making Stories: How Ten Australian Novels were Written

Kate Grenville, Sue Woolfe: Making Stories: How ten Australian novels were written

Making Stories: How Ten Australian Novels Were Written By Kate Grenville and Sue Woolfe; Published by  Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, 2001 (1993) RRP $26.95 (paperback). Update: Currently unavailable on either Fishpond or Amazon, although you can sometimes get a second hand copy of the later edition (which includes 11 novels!) on Amazon or Abe…

Book Review: Dougal’s Diary by David Greagg

Dougal's Diary, David Greagg

Dougal’s Diary by David Greagg, 2010. Publisher: Clan Destine Press; 189 pages rrp $19.95. Can you imagine what it would be like to be a kitten? To have a scant few weeks with a mother to teach you the ways of the world, before being adopted by a different family of humans (if you’re lucky),…

Write Better Reviews with a Book Review Template

The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing by Mayra Calvani and Anne K. Edwards

Note: Lots of people are coming to this page wanting to know how to write a book review for kids, so I wrote another article especially for kids (and their parents). (NB There is a downloadable template at the bottom of this page – but if you are new to reviewing, please do read the…