ON THE RIVER
Roland Harvey is o on an adventure to walk, sh, canoe, raft, windsurf, sail, paddle-steam, houseboat and even y his way along the Murray River. Roland and a baby adopted pelican journey together, discovering the story of the river: its secrets, history, ecology, people and animals. Ages 5-10.
$24.99 from Allen & Unwin
MY GYM TEACHER IS AN ALIEN OVERLORD
When Luke’s older brother became a superhero instead of him, Luke thought he couldn’t get any more disgruntled – until his friend Lara became one too. When Luke discovers an alien plot to overthrow the world, he must put on his big-boy Daredevil underpants and find out what heroes are made of.
$12.99 from Nosy Crow
Animal combines autobiography and evolutionary
history to make us laugh and reconsider the female
body from armpit hair to plastic surgery, pubes, consent, monogamy, masturbation and virginity. It’s a funny, feminist exploration of the female form by stand-up comedian and actress Sara Pascoe.
$29.99 from Faber
Ruth Kerr and Richard Aston
This positive, practical down-to earth guide describes what makes boys tick, outlines their development from babyhood to childhood to manhood, and is full of great ideas and suggestions for parents bringing up boys of any age.
$32.99 from Allen & Unwin