Books Reviewed in this Issue

Volume 38 No. 1 March 2023


4 Yaks and a Yeti NZp.5

A is for Australian Reefs: A Factastic Tour p.34

Ahmed, Sufiya p.43

Aho-White, Isobel Joy Te ill. NZp.4

Always, Clementine p.42

Amazing Animal Journeys p.31

Anelli, Liz ill. p.38

Applegate, Katherine p.44

Arcanjo, J.J. p.44

Art is Everywhere p.32

Auslan Kids : Hi, I’m Bethany! p.31

Auslan Kids : Hi, I’m Kat! p.31

Auslan Kids : Hi, I’m Mary! p.31

Auslan Kids : Hi, I’m Matt! p.31

Bargman, Olivia ill. p.32

Bauer, Catherine p.49

Bear and the Wildcat, The p.37

Beckett-King, Alasdair p.44

Bee, Laura ill. NZp.4

Beginning to End: Our Universe Inside Out p.28

Big Story of Being Alive, The p.31

Biumaiwai, Jaelyn ill. p.30

Blaber, Donna NZp.6

Blackwell, Amy ill. p.26

Boffin, Henry p.40

Branford, Anna p.40

Brilliant Minds p.26

Bryan, Lara p.30

Bunting, Philip ill. p.31

Bush Birds p.32

Bushranger’s Daughter, The p.40

Caldwell, Sam ill. p.31

Canby, Kelly p.36

Candle Trees, The NZp.7

Chacko, Ashwin ill. p.28

Chan, Dr Eleanor p.32

Charlie’s Whale p.39

Cheng, Christopher p.38

City of Light p.28

City of Nightmares p.46

Colston, Fifi ill. NZp.4

Come Together p.30

Comer, Karen p.46

Cooper, Jane NZp.6

Cooper, Jenny ill. NZp.4

Cossins, Jennifer p.31

Crate, The: A Ghost Story NZp.6

Crookhaven: The School for Thieves p.44

Dickson, John p.31

Digging Up Dad and Other Hopeful (and Funny) Stories p.40

Dogs of the Deadlands p.48

Dolan, Elys p.26

Eager, Lindsay p.43

Eckstrom, Nathaniel ill. p.34

Ember Shadows and the Fates of Mount Never p.39

Emeney, Johanna NZp.8

Falling Forward p.26

Fan Brothers p.36

Festival of Shadows: A Japanese Ghost Story p.49

Firebrace, Isaiah p.30

Flood, Nancy Bo p.39

Foul Lady Fortune NZp.8

Found in Sydney p.36

Gao, Laura p.46

Garnish, Jodie p.43

Gleeson, Libby and Hannah Sommerville p.39

Gleitzman, Morris p.40

Glow, The p.42

Gong, Chloe NZp.8

Grace Notes p.46

Gun, Jason and Andrew NZp.6

Hamilton, Margaret p.26

Happiest Boy on Earth, The p.34

HappyHead p.48

Harris, John Evan NZp.7

Harrop, Amy NZp.4

Have You Seen Tomorrow? NZp.4

He, Joan p.49

Heazlewood, Sue NZp.5

Hemi-Morehouse, Story ill. NZp.5 and NZp.6

Hillary, Peter NZp.5

History’s Biggest Show-Offs p.31

Holcroft, Anthony NZp.7

Hotel Witch, The p.46

How My Koro Became a Star NZp.5

How to Be… the New Person p.40

How to Make a Picture Book: A Step by Step Guide p.26

How to Survive Your Magical Family p.39

If You Could See the Sun p.48

Ihaka and the Unexpected Visitor NZp.4

Jackson, Mark and Heather Potter ill. p.28

Jaku, Eddie p.34

Jason Mason and the World’s Most Powerful Itching Powder NZp.6

Jeffers, Oliver p.32

Jennings, Paul p.42

Jones, James ill. p.38

Jones, Naomi p.38

Joseph, Darryn (Te reo Maori) NZp.3

Journey Through the Cat Door NZp.5

Just Keep Going NZp.6

King, Rebecca p.39

Koko and the Coconut p.39

Koster, Monica ill. NZp.5

Laguna, Sofie p.42

Laing, Susan ill. NZp.8

Last Whale, The p.47

Lawrinson, Julia p.28

Layton, Neal p.31

Lefevre, Carol p.43

Lessac, Frane p.34

Liang, Ann p.48

Lim, Nadia NZp.4

Lizzy and the Cloud p.36

Lorikeet Tree, The p.42

Louise, Zanni p.42

Malibirr, Johnny Warrkatja p.36

Matt Formston: Surfing in the Dark p.31

McBride, Marc ill. p.42

McConnell, Susan p.31

McGowan, Anthony p.48

McNab, Andy p.32

Meanwhile Back on Earth… p.32

Meloy, Colin p.48

Mendoza, George p.34

Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American p.46

Mewburn, Kyle NZp.4

Meyerkort, Shannon p.26

Midnight Panther, The p.38

Miller, Jessica p.46

Milroy, Gladys p.37

Milroy, Helen p.32

Mischievious Milly NZp.4

Mistry, Poonam p.38

Moore, Lindsay p.30

Morgan, Sally p.36

Mountainfell p.44

Mowbray, Karen NZp.3

Murder at the Museum p.44

Need a House? Call Ms. Mouse! p.34

Norcliffe, James NZp.6

O’Callaghan, Joanne p.36

O’Keefe, Belinda NZp.5

Odd Fish, The p.38

Odder p.44

Old Fellow p.38

One & Everything p.34

Ooey Gooey Surprise NZp.3

Orton, Katharine p.44

Owen, Lise ill. NZp.3

Paa, Brianne Te NZp.5

Paradise Sands: a Story of Enchantment p.37

Physician’s Gun, The NZp.7

Pickpocket and the Gargoyle, The p.42

Pinfold, Levi p.37

Pitt, Turia and Celestine Vaite p.39

Plumpton, Frances NZp.3

Powell, Claire ill. p.44

Queenie in Seven Moves p.42

Questions and Answers About Money p.30

Rhoden, Clare p.39

Rosie Raja: Churchill’s Spy p.43

Sakai, Komoko ill. p.37

Sang, Ant ill. NZp.5

Santoso, Charles ill. p.44

Schaeffer, Rebecca p.46

Seed, Andy p.31

Sento, Atelier, Cecile Brun and Oliver Pichard p.49

Silver Leaves p.37

Silver Moth, The p.43

Silver, Josh p.48

Smith, Doris Susan ill. p.34

Smith, Jane ill. NZp.5

Smith, Pip p.32

Snaith, Tai p.28

Snap! p.38

Song, Kari ill. p.36

Sorosiak, Carlie p.42

Speck of the Stars p.40

Spectaculars, The p.43

Spinks, Peter p.28

Stars Did Wander Darkling, The p.48

Strike the Zither p.49

Syed, Matthew p.28

Sylvia and the Birds: How the Bird Lady Saved Thousands of Birds, and How You Can Too! NZp.8

Szymanik, Melinda NZp.4

Tails of Tangleby Gardens NZp.5

Tait, Mat NZp.8

Te Wehenga. The Separation of Ranginui and Papatuanku NZp.8

Thank You Rain! p.36

Thatcher, Stephanie ill. NZp.3

There are No Moa, e Hoa NZp.4

Tiaki: A Shout Out to Aotearoa’s Lesser-known Creatures NZp.8

Tide’s Out / Tai Timu NZp.3

Timeless p.36

To Greenland! p.32

To Trap a Taniwha NZp.6

Tremblay, Marie-Eve ill. p.30

Tulips for Breakfast p.49

Two Can Play That Game p.47

Ultimate Survival Handbook p.32

Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Very First Encyclopedia, The p.30

Vick, Chris p.47

Wadsworth, Kirsty NZp.4

Waipara, Zak ill. NZp.4

Walker, Anna p.38

Walking Grandma Home p.39

What Do You Think? How to Agree and Disagree and Still Be Friends p.28

Who Took the Toilet Paper? NZp.4

Winston, Sam p.34

Wonder Under the Sun: A Collection of Daytime Creatures p.28

Worthington, Michelle p.40

Yong, Leanne p.47

Yoshi and the Ocean: A Sea Turtle’s Journey Home p.30

Yumoto, Kazumi p.37




A is for Bee p.32

Acton, Sara ill. P.34 and p.40

Africana: An Encyclopedia of an Amazing Continent p.26

Aho-White, Isobel Te ill. NZp.5

Alabi, Mayowa ill. p.26

All the Words I Need to Know: A First Dictionary p.34

Annual 3: A Miscellany from Aotearoa NZ NZp.6

Applegate, Katherine p.42

Avery, Sean E. p.32

Ayoade, Richard p.40

Bailey, Martin ill. NZp.4

Barraud, Ned NZp.7

Bayly, Sam p.30

Be Careful, Xiao Xin! p.32

Ben-Barak, Idan p.34

Berani p.38

Bertelle, Nicoletta ill. p.32

Big Book of Exhibits, The p.30

Bixley, Donovan NZp.5 and NZp.6

Blackall, Sophie p.32

Book That No One Wanted to Read, The p.40

Brink, The p.45

Brocker, Susan NZp.4

Bullock, Marita and Joan-Maree Hargreaves p.30

Bunting, Philip ill. p.34

Carrod, Sandra NZp.8

Cats of Paia Street, The NZp.4

Chakanetsa, Kim p.26

Chaos Before Christmas, The NZp.4

Cockcroft, Jason p.44

Collins, Paul p.33

Colourful World of Poppy Starr Olsen, The p.38

Cooper, Jenny ill. NZp.7

Dickson, Sarina NZp.4

Dirt by Sea p.36

Dr Bry the Fly Guy p.26

Edge of Limits, The p.44

Edwards, Hazel and Ozge Alkan p.40

Emma: Emma Twigg’s Incredible Journey to Olympic Gold NZp.7

Emo, Lily ill. NZp.4

Every Word Tells a Story p.28

Evie and Rhino p.36

Eyes on Flies p.26

Farmhouse p.32

Florian, Annemarie NZp.7

Flying Furballs Take-Off! NZp.5

Frank’s Red Hat p.32

Freeman, Tor ill. p.40

Geddes, Serena ill. p.40

Gervay, S.J. p.44

Godwin, Jane p.34

Graham, Bob p.34

Green, Paula (Editor) NZp.7

Growing up Wiradjuri p.28

Hamilton, Max p.26

Hargrave, Kiran Millwood p.42

Harrold, A.F. p.40

Hawkins, Finbar p.44

Heck, Ellen p.32

Heiduczek, Martina ill. p.37

Heiss, Anita (Editor) p.28

Hicks, Astred ill. p.36

Hijabi Girl: What It Takes p.40

Holt, Sharon NZp.3

Holt, Sophie (Photographs by) NZp.3

Honour Among Ghosts p.37

How We Came to Be: Surprising Sea Creatures p.30

Hughes, Alistair ill. NZp.7

I Am Autistic: An Interactive and Informative Guide to Autism (by someone diagnosed with it) NZp.8

I’ll Take Care of You p.32

Illingworth, Sarah ill. NZp.4

Indigo Moon NZp.6

Jack’s Jumper p.34

Jammer, The p.38

Jellett, Tom ill. p.36

Jigsaw: A Puzzle in the Post p.34

Johnston, Nicky ill. p.26

Jorn’s Magnificent Imagination p.26

Joyner, Andrew ill. p.34

Kadarusman, Michelle p.38

Killing Code, The p.44

La’Brooy, Melanie p.40

Lawry, Jessica NZp.7

Lei Loves / Petelo Peeks NZp.3

Leila and the Blue Fox p.42

Lester, Alison p.33

Loretta, Maria p.32

MacDibble, Bren and Zana Fraillon p.36

Malaeulu, Dahlia NZp.3

Marney, Ellie p.44

Mata Lulu NZp.5

McGrath, Raymond ill. NZp.4

McManus, Karen M. p.45

McMullin, Neridah p.36

Merriman, Eileen NZp.6

Monarch Butterfly: New Migrant, The NZp.7

Monkey and the Moonbeam, The NZp.5

Moriah, Chanelle NZp.8

Morris, Ian ill. p.28

Mr Mac NZp.5

Muddy Chef, The p.30

Nannestad, Katrina p.37

New Dawn, A NZp.8

Ng, Sher Rill ill. p.32

Nga Ngeru NZp.4

Nothing More to Tell p.45

Ober, Jules ill. p.33

Olsen, Poppy Star and Jess Black p.38

Paris, Susan and Kate De Goldi (Edited by) NZp.6

Paterson, Malcolm NZp.4

Pelorus Jack, the Dolphin Guide NZp.4

Phommavanh, Oliver p.42

Pinfold, Levi ill. p.40

Pipi and Pou and the Raging Mountain NZp.5

Pung, Alice p.32

Ralphs, Matt p.28

Raven’s Song, The p.36

Ricardo, Rui ill. p.28

Rippin, Sally p.30

River in Our Backyard NZp.4

Roar, Squeak Purr: A New Zealand Treasury of Animal Poems NZp.7

Rose, Lystra p.44

Rowland, Liz ill. p.30

Running with Horses p.44

Runt p.40

Saxby, Claire p.26

Schneider, Karsten ill. NZp.8

Sheppard, Holden p.45

Silvey, Craig p.40

Sione, Emeli NZp.8

Skalietska, Yeva p.38

Smith, Jonathan NZp.5

Solia, Darcy ill. NZp.3

Squawk! Donovan Bixley’s Forest Birds of Aotearoa NZp.6

Stirling, Amira NZp.4

Stone p.44

Super Weirdos and the Royal Rumble, The NZp.5

Taihoa, e hoa! NZp.3

Takeuchi, Chihiro p.36

Tarni’s Chance p.33

Tasmanian Devil p.26

Te Awa e Patata Rawa Ana NZp.4

Tiny Light, A p.33

Tipene, Tim NZp.5

Transported: 50 Vehicles That Changed the World p.28

Upwelling, The p.44

Vass, Coral p.26

Very Hard Book, The p.34

Wagner, Michael p.36

Waiting for the Storks p.37

Weather and Climate Change, New Zealand NZp.8

Weetman, Nova p.38

What About Thao? p.42

Where is it in Town? A Wildlife Hunt for Kiwi Kids NZp.7

Whitehouse, Penny and Emma Bear p.30

Whose Dinosaur Bones? p.36

Wild Things: How We Learn to Read and What Can Happen If We Don’t p.30

Williams, Sean p.37

Wilson, Tom Read p.28

Wintrish Girl, The p.40

Wishtree p.42

Worlds We Leave Behind, The p.40

You Don’t Know What War Is p.38

Young, Bella ill. NZp.5

Young, Lani NZp.5