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The Book of Bees

Everything you could possibly want to know about bees in one stunning large-format picture book. Wow – bees are amazing creatures! And if you didn’t think so before, you certainly will after browsing this encyclopaedic picture book. There are 72...

The Secret Life of a Tiger

In the daytime, Tiger likes to eat, sleep, socialise and snack, but once the sun goes down his unusual and entertaining secret life unfolds. This title appeared on a fabulous list of recently translated books posted during World Kid Lit Month. It...

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Ash Dresses Her Friends

Ash is a quiet, lonely magpie who also happens to be a very talented seamstress! By sharing her special gift, she discovers a way to bring joy to others and to herself. I’m drawn to book covers, I’ll admit, and I defy anyone to look at Ash Dresses...

Express Delivery from Dinosaur World

A gloriously illustrated, interactive dinosaur book with ten challenges for readers to complete before they can return to their own world. Enter this book and enter the Cretaceous period, where a forest holds secrets, a maze lies between the...

The Story of Ink and Water

Water Girl, Ink Boy and Brush Boy discover that by working together, they can create beautiful, lifelike paintings in the traditional Chinese style. The exquisite cover art of this picture book drew me in for a closer look. Recently released by...

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Hic!

A young girl experiments with all sorts of crazy remedies in a bid to shake off a pesky case of hiccups. Is there a known cure for hiccups? When I was growing up, one standard remedy was to reach for a glass of water and drink it backwards, i.e...

Bioscope

Guddu, a young girl from the Mithila region of India, provides colourful and fascinating glimpses into life in her village.  I was browsing the Katha Books website when the distinctive cover art of Bioscope caught my eye. The site also allowed me a...

Beasts of India

A stunning collection of animal prints from original paintings by Indian tribal and folk artists. Originally published in 2003, this is the updated edition. Beasts of India is not a typical picture book but rather a book of pictures that showcase...

India

After high school, I headed to India for six months to work as a volunteer teacher. Why India? Perhaps it was the attraction of the unknown, the desire for adventure far from home . . . I really don’t know! What I do know is that I had an image of...

Tara Books

Yesterday evening, I was thrilled to attend a presentation by Tara Books at Lost in Books in Fairfield, Sydney. Two designers from Tara Books in Chennai, Dhwani Shah and Ragini Siruguri, provided fascinating insights into the unique collaborative...