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.

Oct 22, 2016


Rebecka Sharp Shelberg, illustrated by Robin Cowcher
Walker Books Australia
ISBN: 9781922179050
RRP: $24.99

Another of the books being published to honour the Centenary years of WW1, the subtitle is revealing: Remembering those who serve in war. A family group is amongst the crowd attending a dawn service; a very spare text suggests their reflections. On each page spread, one side shows the family in thought; the other depicts combat situations. Each of these is annotated in the last page opening. The illustration style of ink drawings over splashed watercolours echoes the stirring of memories. This movingly beautiful book explains why we should remember.