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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...

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...