Book Reviews

Swashbuckle Lil: The Secret Pirate

Swashbuckle Lil: The Secret Pirate

By Elli Woolard - Age: 5+

With lyrical rhymes that make Swashbuckle Lil’s adventures lots of fun to read, Elli Woollards, The Secret Pirate is full of adventure. This beautiful beginning chapter book contains two stories. In the first, Lil has to rescue her teacher from the evil pirate Stinkbeard and in the second, make sure Stinkbeard and his pet croc don’t ruin sports day! 

The Secret Pirate is filled with wonderful pictures and a rhyming scheme that makes it perfect for young children branching out from their first readers.

ISBN: 978150908823 

Price: $14.99 

Alphonse, That is Not Okay to Do!

Alphonse, That is Not Okay to Do!

By Daisy Hirst - Age: 2+

This wonderful picture book by Daisy Hirst is a delightfully humorous and perfectly accurate portrayal of how siblings can sometimes argue.  Natalie and her younger brother Alphonse get along most of the time but they do not always see eye to eye; Alphonse sometimes likes to eat Natalie’s things and draw on her stuff and that makes Natalie mad. With a story that will amuse parents and a moral of forgiveness and love at the centre of its story, this amusing picture book is a wonderful addition to any bookshelf.

ISBN: 9781406354317

Price: $24.9

Ninja

Ninja

By Arree Chung - Age: 3+

Ninja is a superbly illustrated picture book by Arree Chung about a young boy who uses his ninja skills to find and take the sacred cup of milk and cookies while avoiding detection. Follow Ninja Maxwell as he collects his Ninja gear and teaches his baby sister the way of the ninja. This book is lots of fun for the whole family. 

ISBN: 9780805099119

Price: $24.99 

This Hungry Dragon

This Hungry Dragon

By Heath McKenzie - Age: 3+

This quirky picture book by Heath McKenzie uses repetition to introduce new words to children as they read about a very hungry dragon who likes to eat everything. But when the greedy dragon eats so much he feels sick, he goes to the doctor and eats him! So the doctor has to come up with a clever plan to save everyone the dragon has eaten!     

ISBN: 9781760151508

Price:  $16.99