No Point in Stopping by Samuel Maguire
A noveltini by Samuel Maguire.
Review by Cass Moriarty: Samuel Maguire’s debut No Point in Stopping is a memoir novella, a compact, taut piece of writing that is simple and unpretentious, and probably one of the best insights into mental illness I have read. … Described as ‘a memoir of fisticuffs, magic and meds’, and subtitled ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’, the book is a unique and touching glimpse of living with bi-polar disorder.
JOY by Andy Geppert
A picture book written and illustrated by Andy Geppert.
Summary – when a small girl follows a tiny grandmother rainbow around the garden she finds herself and everything around her changed. JOY is a story that touches on the small. wonderful changes people make as they grow and age, and the confusion children may feel when someone they love changes as they deal with memory loss.
MEEP by Andy Geppert
A picture book written and illustrated by Andy Geppert – longlisted for a Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award.
Summary – when MEEP the baby peacock gives away all his tail feathers to help his friends feel special, MEEP feels less and less like himself. MEEP is a story about kindness, boundaries, friendship and being happy with our beautiful imperfections.
Will You Be My Sweetheart? by Tiny Owl Workshop
A comic book by Tiny Owl Workshop, illustrated by David Parkinson.
Summary – when a strudel-loving knight goes looking for a sweetheart in thoughtless ways, disappointment follows until they learn to think about who they really love. Will You Be My Sweetheart? is a story about love and friendship, and finding out about who you truly are and who you truly love.