BOOKS DID YOU TAKE THE B FROM MY _OOK?
WHO’S GOT A NORMAL FAMILY?
Written for preschool and early primary age children by first-time author Belinda Nowell, Who’s Got a Normal Family? introduces readers to Alex, who is over the moon when he gets a new foster sister. But when school bully Jimmy Martin tells him his family isn’t normal, joy turns to despair. Alex turns to his mum to help him find ‘a normal family’ in a trip through their class photo. “Are we normal?” he asks. Mum gave Alex her brightest smile. “Absolutely NOT… but why don’t we find out who is?” The book explores different family structures in a unique and humorous way and is a celebration of families and the many wonderful forms they take. Ages 3-6 years. $24.95 from Boabel and Little Steps Publishing Grown-ups: There are two things you need to know about this book. Firstly, your favourite thing in the whole wide world is the letter B. And secondly, you’re about to sneeze and all the Bs will be blown out of the book. So until you can get your favourite letter _ack, you’re going to sound really, really silly - and the kids will love it! Did You Take the B from My _ook? is a highconcept picture book from the Books That Drive Kids Crazy! series, creating fun read-aloud experiences between adults and children, to help kids foster a love of books from a very early age. Ages 4+ years. $19.99 from Harper Collins
BLUEBERRY PANCAKES FOREVER
Dealing with a terrible loss at home and faced with unknown danger in the world of story, Tuesday McGillycuddy has to muster all her resources to survive her most challenging adventure yet. Winter has fallen in the world of story and at Brown Street, Tuesday’s typewriter lies silent. Far away in the Peppermint Forest, Vivienne Small fears that she will never again feel the touch of the sun. But when the mysterious Loddon appears in Vivienne’s treehouse, he brings with him terrible danger. Without warning, Tuesday is swept up into the world of story as she has never seen it before. In this forbidding and unfamiliar place - and without her beloved dog Baxterr at her side - Tuesday becomes Loddon’s captive. But who exactly is this strange boy? And will she find a way to defeat him? Aged 8-12 years. $15.99 from Allen & Unwin
COOKING FOR BUSY MUMS
With more than 611,000 loyal Facebook fans and her website (www.cookingforbusymums.com) seeing an average 250,000 page views a month, Amanda Voisey has created the perfect platform for sharing recipes with all those time-poor families looking to eat well on a budget. In this book, Amanda shares her most popular, most delicious and quickest recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that will make feeding your family a whole lot easier. She includes valuable information on nutrition for kids, how to cope with fussy eaters, how to save money at the supermarket and great, simple ideas of packing a school lunch box. $24.99 from Allen & Unwin Reviews