On Our Bookshelf
CHILDRENS BOOKS SEE HEAR
By Tania McCartney RRP $24.99 Available from www.ekbooks.org
This innovative flip‐format picture book is a sequel to Smile Cry, which was a Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book in 2017 and winner of the prestigious SCBWI Crystal Kite Award (Australia and New Zealand region). In See Hear, Piglet, Bunny and Cat return in a charming, whimsical sensory adventure that encourages kids to explore the multitude of ways they can engage with the world around them, particularly via the senses of sight and sound. From watching ‘squiggly rain’ on a window to pointing out ‘heavenly horses’ in the clouds, from hearing ‘buzzing blossoms’ as bees collect pollen and nectar to ‘hot pan sizzles’ as a favourite meal is prepared, See Hear invites us to open our eyes and ears to the everyday magic that surrounds us. Younger kids will respond to the soft whimsical illustrations, while older readers will enjoy the onomatopoeic wordplay. Perfect for ages 3 and upwards, this is a book that will captivate children and parents alike.
Ollie’s Treasure By Lynn Jenkins, Illustrated by Kirrili Lonergan RRP $24.99 Available from www.ekbooks.org
In this fun-filled picture book about mindfulness, Ollie follows his grandma’s treasure map on a quest for happiness. It’s a story about how simply noticing and takin in what is on offer to our senses can lead to the Holy Grail of happiness – happiness. Ollie’s grandma sends him a treasure map that promises to lead him to ‘something that will make him happy always’. Of course, Ollie thinks this ‘something’ will be a toy of some sort, but he gets both a rude shock and a big surprise when his treasure turns out to be him!
BUSINESS THE FREEDOM FORMULA By Bushy Martin RRP $39.97 Available from www.mhpublishing.com.au
Whether you want to leave a nest egg for your children or escape the rat race and dedicate more time to doing what you love, investing in property can help secure your financial future. But in an era where everyone is time poor, how do you know who you need in your team to succeed, or what investment strategy will work best for your situation? Award-winning property investment specialist Bushy Martin draws decades of experience helping over 1700 Australians amass over $600m in property and provides a practical guide to achieving your lifestyle goals. He shows how to calculate the wealth needed to replace your income, and a unique step-by-step process to replace this income through safe, affordable property investment.
A ROYAL MURDER A Rebecca Keith Mystery by Sandra Winter-Dewhirst RRP $ 29.99 Available from http://www.wakefieldpress.com.au
A macabre murder during the Women’s Australian Open golf tournament at one of Australia’s most prestigious golf courses sees food and wine journalist and amateur golfer Rebecca Keith on the murder trail once more. Fortunately, Rebecca’s sleuthing takes her on a journey of eating and drinking through many of Adelaide’s bars and restaurants. Little does Rebecca know that her visits to nearby Barossa Valley and Kangaroo Island will reveal clues that will become crucial in the hunt for a killer.
PRANG By Mac Taylor $23.99 Available from www.austinmacauley.com
When a seemingly perfect life is not quite so perfect.Mac Taylor had it made. He was the first of his family to escape the working-class suburbs to become a very successful lawyer. With a reputation as a lady’s man, he cast aside his playboy ways and married Juliette, a beautiful and charming woman. As an only child, his new wife was set to soon inherit an enormous wealth. Life could not be more perfect. Then fate intervened. It was only a minor car accident, a small prang, that started a series of events that threatened to bring Mac’s idyllic life crashing down, forcing him to make a decision that would change his life forever.
SPRING 2018 #31