Picture Book – Educational Reviews



Scary Night by Lesley Gibbes and Stephen Michael King   What a lovely way to introduce children to suspense. Scary Night begins with three friends heading out on a journey. Of course the journey would be on a scary night, in the dead of the night and in the pale […]

Scary Night by Lesley Gibbes and Stephen Michael King


Educational Review A perfect title to draw in beginning readers, Pig the Pug. Both words are easily able to be sounded out and with the sight word ‘the’ carefully placed in the middle, many young readers will love the fact they can read the title, when they see it on […]

Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey



Ah, the memories. Babies and crying. Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood’s picture book Go to Sleep, Jessie! is a simple book which creates many educational opportunities in an early childhood or home setting. An Educational Review by Jenny Graham. There are no dark themes or surprise endings to upset young readers. The setting, […]

Go to sleep, Jessie! by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood. ...


Imagine a book which gives you as a parent or teacher a chance to open up discussion on depression with your child. Whether they are suffering depression, feeling sad or they are trying to understand a friend who often ‘feels down in the dumps’. The book Astro is Down in the […]

Astro is Down in the Dumps


What happens next? Author and Illustrator Tull Suwannakit Educational Review and Activities by Jenny Graham (abcJenny) Love it, love it, love it. I’m not sure whether I love the illustrations more or the text. What a talented person Tull Suwannakit must be to provide such amazing illustrations and delightful text. […]

What happens next?



Lilly’s Lollies. Written and Illustrated by Julieann Wallace Woo hoo, I won this book in a competition which I was thrilled about because I admire and respect the author Julieann Wallace. I quickly posted on my abcJenny Facebook page how I had won a competition and I would write an […]

Lilly’s Lollies


Educational Review of Hold Tight Maxwell Miller’s Book of Dreams Written and Illustrated by Luke Saliba  Boxing Day is here and I have a chance to relax and unwind from yesterday’s madness. While relaxing I spot a Christmas present from my brother to one of my two boys (aged 5 […]

Hold Tight


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An educational review of Digby’s Moon Mission (Author Renee Price/ Illustrator Anil Tortop) After teaching for over fifteen years it is hard to pick up a Picture Book to read to my own children without looking for the Educational Activities the book inspires. This is what happened when I read […]

Digby’s Moon Mission by Renee Price