• NBPB Team

Our Super Stars of October 2022

We loved these books and will repeat reading them every often.



Best Book - Overall


# 1 Birrarung Wilam


This is a must-read book for every child, especially while discussing the reasons for protecting our water bodies. In addition, the illustrations are enchanting and praiseworthy. The book describes the journey of the river using aboriginal Australian terms. Check our full review by clicking on the book icon.


Birrarung Wilam is a must-read book on the Birrarung with frame-worthy illustrations.

# 2 Sonam and the Silence


Though set in a war zone, the story beautifully portrays a little girl’s hope and finding solace in music. The illustrations are as poetic as the story itself. Check our full review by clicking on the book icon.


Sonam and the Silence is an elegantly illustrated book narrating a story of hope and faith.


# 3 Spencer's New Pet


The book has three parts, and each piece narrates the boy’s love for the dog. But, the climax makes this book one of its kind, maybe not suited for young children. The illustrations bring you back to the days of the B&W movie. Check our full review by clicking on the book icon.


Spencer’s New Pet is a brilliantly made wordless picture book and a perfect starter to introduce a new story genre for kids. But, we warn you, you won’t see it coming.

Best Book - Illustration


# 1 Just Read!


The book will surely encourage little kids to read more, and the rhyming texts are fun to repeat. In addition, the whimsical watercolor-styled illustrations make this book truly special. Check our full review by clicking on the book icon.


Just Read! is a book that will resonate with every bookworm and is a must-have for libraries.

# 2 Sheli


The story communicates the idea of overcoming fear through a bible themed story. The illustrations are warm and support the story beautifully. Check our full review by clicking on the book icon.



Sheli is an easy-to-read, brilliantly illustrated story about faith, conquering fear, and empowering others.

# 3 The Squirrel that Watched the Stars


The illustrations are whimsical and befitting for the story of stars. The book will appeal to young children who want to understand the basics of stars. Check our full review by clicking on the book icon.


The Squirrel that Watched the Stars is a beautifully illustrated story of the stars that will appeal to young children.



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