Megan McKean, Thames & Hudson, $24.99
The author of Hello, Sydney! is back with a fun look at our city south of the border. It reads almost like a travel guide for children, outlining all the top spots you’ll want to tick off on a weekend in Melbourne. Your tour leaders this time are six cheeky magpies that drop in on 14 different locations around the city, pointing out landmarks, great places to eat, ways to get a little cultural experience or some sporting fun. Young children will love the beautiful illustrations, done by McKean herself, and the fun game of trying to spot all six magpies hidden among the images on every page. McKean, who is Sydney-based, is regularly inspired to write and illustrate books on cities she’s visited.