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If you’re looking for the ‘next book’ for a child, tween or teen, the Your Kids Next Read Facebook group is the place where all the cool kids are hanging out. The lovely Allison...

...gifts that meet needs not wants. Gifts that tread lightly on the earth. TEAR Australia was established in 1971, and I first came across them in the late 90s. If you've been reading my blog...

Last night I was chatting with Sarah Howells about the books below, which are my fav's from the past month or so. You can purchase the titles by clicking on the links and you...

It is always a great privilege to receive a review from Joy Lawn*...always.  A.F. Harrold has a special kind of imagination. Many readers of children’s books will know his work from his CILIP Kate Greenaway and Carnegie...

I love reviews by Trish. They read the way she speaks about books...with great insight, with passion and with sighs and eye rolls. I can just imagine her reading this book and trying to...

'The Book that Made Me' has been my constant breakfast companion for some months now. I like nothing more than taking ten minutes to read over breakfast and it's always a non-fiction title which...

This week for Year Three homework, Pud has to write a procedural text for a handmade Christmas decoration. Next week they will be sharing their instructions with the class and making the decorations. Fortunately...

I've talked here a few times now about how my girls don't do dance, but how we love going to the ballet and theatre - highlights this year have been 'The Peasant Prince' and...

I do so love it when Jazzy sends me an email with another of her reviews. I adore reading good reviews by young people and I often use the reviews of Jazzy as examples...

QPAC in Association with Tall Stories Theatre Company  presents... The Snail and the Whale I know they are best known for ‘The Gruffalo’, but my favourite Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler book has always been ‘The Snail and the...