Gumnut Babies and Gumleaves

Review of ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’ Let me start be saying that really I’m not reviewing these books, as they are classics…so obviously they are fabulous. But in order to properly categorize this post (and I...
Elizabeth the Penguin on her Shelf

Review of ‘Squish Rabbit’ Written and Illustrated by Katherine Battersby Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: Adventure, feelings, friends, problem solving, imagination, confidence Awards:  2012 Children’s Book Council Notable book (Early Childhood category) Short listed for the...

Book Party: Dinosaur Party! Warning: Photo Fest As mentioned in my post last week about dinosaur books (here), The Wild Thing AKA ChickPea loves a dinosaur book or twenty. We’ve been reading ‘How to Grow a...

...according to me anyway! These lists are my way of making myself really reflect on what I've read this year in the world of children's and YA literature. It's incredibly hard to narrow down my lists to just ten,...

Girls Zone Book Club: So Many Choices! I've been reading too much young adult literature of late and my head is up higher than it should be when thinking about novels for my next Girl...

For the Love of Dogs Book Characters with Four Legs We are on holidays this week (see here). In the past we’ve always put the call out to family friends and had someone as a dogsitter...

‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’: a Must for Every Home, School and Library Collection I was one horrified librarian last week when I discovered that my school library didn’t have a copy of ‘The Boy...

I’ve had this post waiting in the wings for a long time now. I just wanted to put it up at the right time for someone. Not that it will help. Nothing does when...

Cozy Classics: Your Fav Classics Tales in 12 Words The 'Cozy Classics' board books are my baby, toddler and ‘adult who loves the classics’ gift book of choice at the moment. I have spoken before about...

So many, many books come across my desk that it takes something pretty special to wow me these days. 'Mechanica' has wowed me and more. It is innovative in a way I have not...