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#notsponsored #justlove Though I love all aspects of education, my one true love will always be early childhood education, and though all the years it has been going, Out of the Box Festival has remained committed...

I’m spending the weekend in my kind of heaven – surrounded by some of the best of the best in children’s and young adult publishing at The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) conference....

I've not been at an announcement of The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) shortlist since I was national VP quite some years ago now. The excitement in the room is palpable and to be...

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) awards are the most highly regarded children’s/YA lit awards within the industry and in the wider community. This evening on 612ABC Brisbane, I will be chatting with David Curnow about...

It's not often that I blog about a series time and time and time again, but then it's not often that I come across a series that I feel so passionately about. The 'Big...

#notsponsored #notgifted #justlove #loveastoryicanwear I am not hugely sentimental and have excellent librarian culling skills. I repurpose or rehome items all the time and don't hang onto school yearbooks, childhood 'treasures', old band t-shirts (sorry about...

This is the first in a new series for Children’s Books Daily. For a few years now, #bestteachingpartnerever (Jackie Child) and I have been running a Makerspace Zone in our Junior School Library. Tinkering,...

Book Links Queensland, the Centre for Children's Literature, is one of my favourite literary groups and the work that is done by this passionate and committed group of volunteers is remarkable.They have recently announced Jackie...

One of my regular young reviewers is the gorgeous Jazzy, of ‘Jazzy’s Bookshelf’. You can read Jazzy’s complete bio here, see her blog homepage here and ‘like’ her Facebook page, managed by her mum, here. Today Jazzy...

All families are different: some have a mum and some don’t; some have two mums; some have a mum who no longer lives with them; and some have several generations of mums living under the...