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We are incredibly fortunate to have living with us, a delightful student from Macau, so Chinese New Year 2016: Year of the Fire Monkey, is being celebrated in style in our household! We’ve always...

Only yesterday, I posted news of 'The Rabbits' opera, based on the book of the same name by John Marsden and Shaun Tan. And now here I am again with news that yet another of...

One of the defining books of my teacher librarian career to date has to be, 'The Rabbits' by John Marsden and Shaun Tan and I know I am not the only one who would...

My teacher partner, Jackie Child AKA #bestteachingpartnerever is the most insanely energetic, enthusiastic and talented maker, creator and educator that you could ever hope to meet. I am in complete and total awe of...

  Reviewed by Joy Lawn* To add any of these books to your home or school library, click on cover images or title links. Free shipping until midnight 27/1/16 with the code 'AUSTRALIA'.  The Boy in the...

The lovely Jazzy joins us again today to review of my absolute favouite series of the last year, 'The Mapmaker Chronicles' by A.L. Tait, who I've interviewed here. Allison Tait joins me in my...

  The fabulous new 'Squishy Taylor' series for young independent readers has sophisticated writing and engaging storylines which will resonate with young people. They are books which I hope will end up in the hands of many,...

I am always keen to investigate any new series for newly independent readers. 'Billie B Brown' and 'Hey Jack' are the ones that many of you will be familiar with, but parents and teachers...

I find it incredibly hard to put together a list of books which encapsulate Australia. Our country is so many different things to so many different people and I don’t think any one book,...

It would be fair to say that for ChickPea and PudStar, one of their favourite books of the past year would be 'The Fairy Dancers' by Natalie Jane Prior and Cheryl Orsini - my...