WHERE THE WILD DADS WENT
In this hilarious, touching homage to Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, a ‘tired and emotional’ dad finds himself drifting off to the place where the Wild Dads went. In a riot of head banging, air guitar and table football he finds himself at the centre of a great escape, but pretty soon he begins to miss the place he left behind. Lovingly illustrated by the award- winning Sholto Walker, this little book is the perfect gift for new dads or any parent who’s ever wanted to run away from it all.
PATTY HITS THE COURT: GAME DAY! 1
PATTY AND THE SHADOWS: GAME DAY! 2
Patty Mills and Jared Thomas
Allen & Unwin, $14.99 each
Sport-mad kid Patty has always been good at football and athletics, so when he and his friends try out for basketball, he expects to be good immediately. When he’s not, he realises he has to practice to improve his skills. As he improves, he dreams of playing professional basketball like his uncle Danny. He’s got a lot to learn, on and o the court, so he tries his best. But will he and his school team be good enough to get into the finals? A fantastic and fun basketball series by Australian Olympian and NBA superstar Patty Mills that will entertain young readers, inspire kids to achieve their goals through sport and showcase Patty’s pride in his Indigenous heritage. For ages 6-9.
Timothy Knapman, illustrated by Joe Berger
Nosy Crow, $14.99
Dad might not have a superhero mask or wear his pants outside his trousers, but his super snores can be heard a thousand miles away,
he tells super jokes and can even make super scary monsters go away at bedtime! A vibrant, humorous and warm-hearted celebration of all the incredible things a dad can do. A soon-to-be- classic book about the ‘specialness’ of dads.
Greg James and Chris Smith
When Murph Cooper rocks up to his new school several weeks into the beginning of the term, he can’t help but feel a bit out of his depth. It’s because his mum has enrolled him at a school for superheroes by mistake. And unlike his fellow students, Murph has no special abilities whatsoever. But just because you don’t have superpowers, it doesn’t mean you can’t save the day. It’s time for Kid Normal to become a hero! The first book in a laugh-out-loud funny adventure series for ages 7+.