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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... vol. 33 no. 2 May 2018 of Magpies : Talking About Books for Children est. 1986-1995 Magpies : Talking About Books for Children
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Who could resist a book with the title The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts? It called out to be read and the prologue didn't wast time in setting the scene (and atmosphere) with a classic spy/detective set up of a road block and the protagonist, Abdel Kader Haidara, fearful of losing his cargo (not to mention his life). That cargo consisted of thousands of illustrated manuscripts on vellum dating back hundreds of years. (Editorial)

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* Contents derived from the 2018 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Know the Author : Zana Fraillon, Tali Lavi , single work interview
Reading The Bone Sparrow, Zana Fraillon's novel set in a detention centre, is a heightened experience; exquisite for its poetic sensibility and distressing for its bleak setting. In it, the child narrator Subhi's mother, Maá, tells him if everyone would listen to the stories deep down inside the earth, we would hear the whisperings of everything there is to hear, and if everyone did that, then maybe we wouldn't all get stuck so much. (Introduction)
(p. 8-10)
Cover Book Review : Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies : The Weird Beard, Nola Allen , single work review
— Review of Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies Andrew Hansen , Jessica Roberts , 2018 series - author children's fiction ;
It will come as no surprise to teachers, librarians and parents that children love humour in their fiction reading. On a recent weekly Australian bestseller list, humour was the key ingredient in five of the top ten children's titles with two written by comedians and media personalities, Anh Do and Peter Helliar. Anh Do's latest venture, Ninja Kid, and Helliar's second installment in his Frankie Fish series, were listed second and fifth respectively. When it was released in 2016, UK comic actor David Walliams' The World's Worst Children went straight to No.1 in the Australian children's chart and remained there for three consecutive weeks. Perhaps it is a comedian's ability to tap into the child within or willingness to push the boundaries of gross-out humour or to take advantage of a well-honed imagination that has resulted in these and other publishing success stories?
(p. 12)
Visiting the Largest Children's Library in the World, Alison Gregory , single work essay (p. 14-16)
Know the Author : Jaqueline Harvey, Joy Lawn , single work interview (p. 18-20)
Bookmarkers and Pageturners, Liz Derouet , single work essay (p. 22-24)
[Review] The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls, single work review
— Review of The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls Adam Cece , 2018 single work children's fiction ;
(p. 26)
[Review] Bouncing Back : An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story, Joy Lawn , single work review
— Review of Bouncing Back Rohan Cleave , 2018 single work picture book ;
(p. 28)
[Review] Gecko, Lyn Linning , single work review
— Review of Gecko Raymond Huber , 2017 single work picture book ;
(p. 28-29)
[Review] The Fairytale Plays Series 1 : Plays for Young Actors, Helen Purdie , single work review
— Review of The Fairytale Plays Series 1 : Plays for Young Actors Marilyn Campbell , 2015 children's fiction ;
(p. 29)
[Review] Community, Vicki Thornton , single work review
— Review of Community Woody Brambles , 2018 single work children's fiction prose ;
(p. 29)
[Review] Sorry Day, Rayma Turton , single work review
— Review of Sorry Day Coral Vass , 2018 single work picture book ;
(p. 30)
[Review] Building Site Zoo, Evie Marshall , single work review
— Review of Building Site Zoo Sophie Masson , 2017 single work picture book ;
(p. 32)
[Review] Sandcastle, Rayma Turton , single work review
— Review of Sandcastle Philip Bunting , 2018 single work picture book ;
(p. 32)
[Review] Tilly's Reef Adventure, Russ Merrin , single work review
— Review of Tilly's Reef Adventure Rhonda N. Garward , 2017 single work picture book ;
(p. 33)
[Review] Thimble, Russ Merrin , single work review
— Review of Thimble Rebecca Young , 2018 single work picture book ;
(p. 33)
[Review] The Hole, Moira Robinson , single work review
— Review of The Hole Kerry Brown , 2018 single work picture book ;
(p. 33)
[Review] Missing Marvin, Tina Cavanough , single work review
— Review of Missing Marvin Sue deGennaro , 2018 single work picture book ;
(p. 33-34)
[Review] The Flying Optometrist, Tamantha Smith , single work review
— Review of The Flying Optometrist Joanne Anderton , 2018 single work picture book ;
(p. 34)
[Review] Drought, Allison Paterson , single work review
— Review of Drought Jackie French , 2018 single work picture book ;
(p. 34)
[Review] Never Lose Hope : The Story of Australia's First School, Liz Derouet , single work review
— Review of Never Lose Hope : The Story of Australia's First School Mark Wilson , 2018 single work picture book ;
(p. 34)

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