Dog Books…and Gifts for Dog Lovers

Dog Books...and Gifts for Dog Lovers We are a dog family. It seems to me that you are usually either a dog or a cat or a fish family. Well we're a dog family. We...

14th Feb Books About Love!

I’m not a fan of Valentines Day and all that jazz, I do love books about love. There is nothing better than settling into bed with a small, freshly washed child and reading a...
A kid review of Akarnae by Lynette Noni | Children's Books Daily

Jazzy’s Bookshelf: Akarnae

Kid book blogger Jazzy is back, this time with a review of Akarnae, the first book in The Medoran Chronicles series by Lynette Noni. You can read Jazzy’s complete bio here, see her blog...

Holiday Reading and Writing Journals

Holiday Reading and Writing Journals Recently I found one of my old holiday journals. It is full of glued in Christmas cards, bus tickets, movie tickets, whinges and reflections on a family holiday, letters from...

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Given we've just celebrated Chinese New Year, I have been flicking through and cooking from my much loved copy of Kylie Kwong's 'Simple Chinese Cooking'. It's one of those books that I...
Little Blue and Berry Tea

Review of ‘Little Blue’

Review of ‘Little Blue’ Written and Illustrated by Gaye Chapman Age Range: Early Childhood - Middle Primary Themes: Adventure, feelings, friends, imagination, grandparents, art Awards: 2009 Queensland Premier's Literature Awards, Children's Book Category Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable...

Review of ‘The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk’

Review of ‘The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk' Written by Glenda Millard, Illustrated Stephen Michael King Themes: family, feelings, illness, acceptance, love, strength, courage, imagination, responsibility, siblings, reading. Publisher: ABC Books Age Range: Middle Primary - Adult I get...

Review of ‘The Boy on the Page’

Review of ‘The Boy on the Page’ We went to the launch of ‘The Boy on the Page’ on the weekend. I’ve had my review of this book written for nearly a month now but...

Back to School Series: Children’s Books about…HEADLICE

Back to School Series: Children’s Books about…HEADLICE I’m guessing you don’t read this blog hoping for books on creepy crawly vermin. But let’s be honest, if you have a child of school age, the dreaded...

Mystery Fiction: Truly Tan

Mystery Fiction: Truly Tan ‘Truly Tan’ series written by Jen Storer and illustrated by Claire Robertson. Publisher: Harper Collins Age Range: 8 years+ Themes: family, friends, siblings, sibling rivalry, family dynamics, mystery, spies, spying, moving house, moving...