September is a big month for new books!
For something a little different, we enjoyed Mechanica by Lance Balchin. While presented as a picture book, this one will engross slightly older readers as it’s an encyclopedia of mythical future creatures.
The Goanna Was Hungry is a special collection of stories, created by Ann James, Sally Morgan, and a group of children from Tjuntjuntjara, Mt Margaret, Menzies and Melbourne after a five day writing camp.
Oliver Jeffers is back again with A Child of Books. It’s all about beautiful typography, including some from classic’s children’s books, and is a testament to the magic of reading.
Mr Chicken is continuing his jetsetting ways in Mr Chicken Arriva a Roma by 2016/17 Australian Children’s Laureate Leigh Hobbs. Get ready for an Italian adventure!
There’s Not One by Jennifer Higgie is incredibly eye-catching, as it celebrates diversity with bright pages inspired by the artwork of Matisse.
A dragon and a knight have a epic, dancing duel in Sir Dancealot! They seem to dance so well together, if only they could be friends instead of foes…
Then there’s You Are a Star by Judith Rossell and Michael Parker – it’s science, but not as you kn0w it!
Or why not read about Mila and the Missing Lions – she desperately wants to be a lion tamer, and has everything she needs. Except lions, that is. A lovely book by a new talent, Celeste Hulme.
Click on the covers below to learn more, and check out our recommendations for older readers out this month!