Mother’s Day Book Gifts

Mother’s Day Book Gifts: Part One All families are different: some have a mum and some don’t; some have two mums; some have a mum who no longer lives with them; and some have several generations of...

Review of ‘Refuge’

Review of ‘Refuge’ Written by Jackie French Publisher: Harper Collins Teaching Notes:  Written by Robyn Sheahan Bright (amazing BTW) Awards: TO COME – there will be many. Age Range: 11 – 111 Themes: refuges; asylum seekers; boat people; nations; fantasy;...

Top 20 Picture Books for ANZAC Day

Top 20 Picture Books for ANZAC Day plus ANZAC Biscuit Recipe 25th April is ANZAC Day, a day to honour Australian and New Zealanders who have served their countries with such bravery. One of the most...

Review of ‘Dear Scarlett’

Review of 'Dear Scarlett' Written by Fleur Hitchcock Publisher: Noisy Crow Age Range: middle primary Themes: mystery, adventure It is Children's Book Week here in Australia so it seemed fitting that I should have one my favourite child reviewers...

Review of ‘Sad, the Dog’

Written by Sandy Fussell. Illustrated by Tull Suwannakit. Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: early childhood - middle primary (and adult dog/sentiment lovers!) Themes: pets; love; care; family; survival; resilience; happiness; seeking happiness. To purchase this book for your...

Book People: Shona Innes

Book People: Shona Innes I’m a big fan of books for children which deal with the big issues for young people such as grief, marriage breakdown, disability, illness, allergies, friendship issues and adoption. Children need...

Jazzy Reviews: The Chronicles of Jack McCool: The Amulet of Athlone

It's always great to receive a review from Jazzy. Terrific to see she's using her holidays for reading. And this one does look like a fabulous holiday read. Jazzy has her own blog, and...

‘The Croc and the Platypus’: The Illustrative Process

'The Croc and the Platypus': The Illustrative Process My three year old AKA The Wild Thing has insisted we read 'The Croc and the Platypus' EVER.SINGLE.NIGHT. since we have owned it. It's become a firm...

Jazzy’s Bookshelf: ‘The Flyaway Girls’

I feel so very honoured that Jazzy, of Jazzy’s Bookshelf, shares some of her reviews here on Children’s Books Daily. Reviews by young people, for young people, are the very best kind and Jazzy...

Review of ‘Found: The Art of Recycling’

Review of ‘Found: The Art of Recycling’ Please welcome Fiona Eastwood to Children’s Books Daily. Fiona is a primary school teacher librarian at Coopers Plains State School and like me she is completing her Masters...