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QPAC’s Summer Set Program: Brisbane

The girls and I were invited to attend a preview day for QPAC's popular school holiday family program, 'SummerSet' which runs until the 13th January 2018, however this post is not sponsored and all...

Pathways to Music

This is not a sponsored post and I have no financial affiliation with 'Pathways to Music', I'm just so darned impressed with them. I've not had the time or energy lately to sustain reading a...

The Dromkeen Librarians Award

My mum and I whipped down to Melbourne this weekend. Poor mum...I'm always referring to her as 'mum' rather than 'Robyn - teacher librarian in her own right and woman who taught me everything...

Review of ‘The Shop at Hoopers Bend’

My children mostly think my blog is ridiculous and of no use to them whatsover. But recently, PudStar offered me a deal I couldn't refuse...a review of her latest favourite book in exchange for...

Review of ‘The Wishing Chair Collection’

To celebrate the last week of school here in Queensland, I'm publishing this beautiful review of 'The Wishing Chair', recently written by my Year One Extension English girls, who discovered that it is rather...

Bookworms: ABC Radio

Tonight at 8:30pm I’ll be on 612ABC talking all things books for half an hour or so. The books pictured above are my favourites of the last month or so and great ones in...

Christmas Gifts for Lovers of Literature

It’s that time of year. Yep. It really is. You cannot run and you cannot hide…Christmas is coming. Technically the girls and I will be hiding this Christmas, but after the year we have...

First Facts and First Reads

If you've been reading here for a while now you'll know that I love the work of Australian author Rebecca Johnson, who happens to also be an award winning teacher, her latest accolade being...

Native Stingless Bees and Bee Books

It has been a very big week at school! Monday we had Elly Awesome (who was awesome and her book is here) and Tuesday we had Dr Tobias Smith from Bee Aware Kids to...

New and Old Favourites: Children’s Books for Christmas

2017 is a year I am keen to see end for obvious reasons. And yet STILL I cannot believe that it is time to start the whole Christmas thing - which is going to...