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Review of ‘A Boat Full of Stars’

Title: A Boat Full of Stars: New Poems to Inspire and Enchant Editors: Margaret Connolly and Natalie Jane Prior Publisher: Harper Collins Age Range: babies – middle primary Themes: poetry, rhyme, language, anthology, family, feelings, Indigenous, animals, food,...

Yoga Books for Kids

When I was first time around mother I did baby yoga for months on end and had long leisurely lunches with the ladies afterwards; those were the days (and they are long gone). When...

New Australian Children’s Laureate Announced

DUDE! I was super excited to get an embargoed Media Release late last week regarding this announcement and while I am by now well and truly used to dealing with embargoed information, this announcement...

Australia Illustrated Map

(and a LEGO Room) Under our internal stairs is this teeny little room...very Harry Potter-esque really; when Harry moved in with the Dursley family, instead of being given a real bedroom, he was kept in...

Book Club: When You Reach Me

Tonight is my first Girl Zone Book Club for the year! This is a group I run for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life – mother, aunt, grandma, older sister,...

Cookbooks to Cook By (or live by)

I have serious cookbook issues and although I know I could (and often do) just Google what I want to cook, there is something terribly therapeutic about browsing favourite cookbooks over breakfast or a...

Book People: Nova Weetman

My first 'Book People' for 2018 is someone I have long wanted to chat with, Nova Weetman. Though she has been writing for literary magazines and television for many years now,  Weetman burst onto...

International Book Giving Day 2018

February 14 is International Book Giving Day and it's a day I embrace with enthusiasm. There is no better gift than a book and I love that this day encourages the giving of books as...

Review of ‘Pippa’s Island: Kirra Dreaming’

After such lovely feedback on her review of 'The Shop at Hoopers Bend', Pud is braving the wilds of online reviewing once again and is today sharing the third book in her current favourite...

Review of ‘Wonder’ by R J Palacio

Jazzy from Jazzy's Bookshelf has been a long time reviewer for me and I always smile when I see one of her emails and reviews pop up my inbox. At twelve years old, Jazzy...