August – Reviews

By August 24, 2013 March 15th, 2019 No Comments


reviews-august-readingeggsReading Eggs App

Now your children can practise their reading eggs on the go with the app for iPad, iPhone and Android devices. These educational apps make learning reading skills fun and motivational, with highly interactive touch activities that are ideal for early learners. Current apps include eggy Words, reading eggs Spelling, Tap the Cat, Targeting Maths, eggy Alphabet and eggy Nursery rhymes. Three to 12 years old.




Inspired By Nature – Steve Parish

Pascal Press presents the new Inspired by Nature gift book series from Australian photographer Steve Parish. each of the eight books showcases a selection of Steve’s most stunning nature photographs, complemented by inspirational passages written by Steve and his wife, Kate. Titled Joy, Creativity, healing, Gratitude, Freedom, Acceptance, Consciousness and Compassion, these gorgeous books are perfect gifts or keepsakes. rrP $9.95 each.

More at www.pascalpress.com.au

reviews-august-happinessThe Happiness Trap Pocketbook.
An illustrated guide on how to stop struggling and start living. – Dr Russ Harris

In spite of all our relative wealth and high living standards the fact is many people in western cultures are down-right miserable, with 30 per cent of the adult population having a recognised psychological disorder. So why do we struggle? What are we searching for? In The happiness Trap Pocketbook, Dr russ harris has joined forces with acclaimed self-help author and illustrator, Bev Aisbett, to produce a highly illustrated version of the book that provides an effective means to escape the eternal search for happiness: ACT (or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) based on the principles of mindfulness.

exisle Publishing rrP $19.99.

reviews-august-coffeeCoffee Encounters – Janette George and Tyson Hunter

For all the coffee buffs and those who like a flavoursome tale, Coffee encounters: Adventures from origin explores the source of the world’s finest coffee farming regions. In its colourful and aromatic pages, you’ll meet the farmers, pickers, importers, roasters, cafes and baristas who go to great lengths to make the coffee ritual as perfect as possible, for all palates and proclivities, from Latin America to Indonesia via Italy. rrP $69.99.

More at www.smudgepub.com.au


reviews-august-spanishSpanish Cooking – Miguel Maestre

The spanish people love their food dearly and these recipes are a collection of Miguel’s favourites. Miguel’s passion for food and life is infectious and well expressed in the great recipes he includes. in this compendium, Miguel shares his culinary traditions, and his experience working in some of the world’s best restaurants. For as he says, “food cooked with love and passion tastes better” – so why do it any other way? new Holland, rrP $35.

More at www.newholland.com.au



Hairy Maclary – Celebrating 30 Years!

Rumpus At The Vet – Lynley Dodd

reviews-august-hairyCelebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved hairy Maclary with rhyming stories that kids of all ages will love. There’s a veritable smorgasbord of stories, activity books and toys. rumpus at the Vet is a lively, raucous kerfuffle as hairy Maclary is waiting to see the Vet. Something happens to turn the waiting room into a scramble of paws, a tangle of bodies and a jumble of jaws.

Penguin rrP $19.95.



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