HIGH FIVE TO THE BOYS
Random House, $29.99
Neon pink endpapers prepare you for the sheer exuberance of portraits and zingy info. The team that brought you Shout Out to the Girls has balanced the scales with a book about Australia’s standout males. A few are long gone (Douglas Mawson and Howard Florey); others have just arrived. I had no idea that 19-year-old entrepreneur Taj Pabari is destined to be the next Steve Jobs. This book is aimed at 12-year-olds but adults will lunge into it and discuss who, like Don Bradman and Fred Hollows, were left out.