Welcome to Children's Corner book reviews from 4MBS Classic Radio FM in Brisbane. Here you will find short annotations of the children's books reviewed by Kerry Neary in Children's Corner on 4MBS, together with the details you need to find them at your favourite bookstore. Any prices shown are the publisher's Australian recommended price and may vary depending on where you shop. You are welcome to use these reviews for newsletters and the like with appropriate acknowledgement.

Jul 30, 2014

The Bush Book Club

Margaret Wild, illustrated by Ben Wood
Omnibus Books (Scholastic Australia)
ISBN: 9781742990149           RRP: $24.99

Australian animal characters each have a favourite reading place, in some way related to their real habitats. One non-reading Bilby though makes mischief and bores easily. When he gets locked into the reading room, he finds a book which may be interesting – The terrifying adventures of Big Brave Bilby – and is surprised where it takes him. Now he is a happy reader of the Bush Book Club as well. The charming illustrations in cartoon-style with sunshiny pastel colours show his new-found joy of reading.