Book Party: Thelma the Unicorn

If you follow me on social media, you'll know that ChickPea is a dinosaur loving, roaring, stomping kind of a creature. So it was no surprise that she requested another dinosaur birthday party (see...

Five Years Old and a Literary Unicorn Party

ChickPea turns five tomorrow. Five! It feels like she has always been here and despite her daily stomping, roaring and screaming she makes us laugh everyday with her quirky take on life. She is...

QPAC’S Out of the Box Festival: Creature: An Adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo

#notsponsored #justverymuchlove Back when I did my first degree at QUT's School of Early Childhood I always volunteered to work at the biennial Out of the Box Festival...and not only as it contributed towards my...

‘The Fairy Dancers’ Book Birthday Party

As you may have gathered, I’m rather a fan of book themed parties. Seriously what’s not to love? Aside from the obvious joy of seeing a book come to life, the theming is all...

‘The Fairy Dancers’ Book Launch

'The Fairy Dancers' Book Launch So you know how, for the last two years or so, 'Ruby Red Shoes' has been THE Christmas gift book to give to sweet young readers? Well, while we wait...

Terrible Lizards Book Party

Terrible Lizards Book Party Story Arts Festival Ipswich (SAFI) coordinator extraordinaire, Jenny Stubbs, saw the 'book party' concept when she was touring children's literature festivals in the UK a few years ago now....and I kind of,...

How to Host a Ninja Book Party!

How to Host a Ninja Book Party! I've had an afternoon full of ninja moves, ninja illustrations and general ninja chit chat, at the Story Arts Festival Ipswich (SAFI) Ninja Book Party. Enormous thanks to...

Ninja Book Party

Ninja Book Party I am starting to get super excited about all the FAB events I'm involved in at next weeks Story Arts Festival Ipswich (SAFI). Not that I'm in any way biased but I...

Jacqueline Harvey High Tea Event

Jacqueline Harvey High Tea Event 250+ excited Jacqueline Harvey fans descended on St Aidan’s Anglican Girls' School on Saturday afternoon for a high tea event to support the Dymocks Children’s Charity. I was so honoured...

Favourite Books at Four Years Old

Favourite Books at Four Years Old So ChickPea turned four today. I probably should be saying - wow, I just can't believe it, but actually I've felt every single bit of that four years -...