Review of ‘Don’t Let a Spoonbill in the Kitchen’ Written and illustrated by Narelle Oliver Publisher: Scholastic/Omnibus Books Age Range: early childhood – lower primary Themes:  Australian birds, fantasy, imagination, habitat, visual literacy I always look forward to a new Narelle Oliver...

Book People: Michael Gerard Bauer ‘Book People’ is a series of posts in which you will meet some talented and dedicated authors, illustrators and publishers.  These are the people that start our children or students...

Review of ‘The Cherub’ Series I was so excited to get this review from Gabe – not only because Cherub is one of my favourite series of the past few years, but because Gabe (by...

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...

Review of 'Billie's Super Dooper Adventures' Anyone with young readers' will be well and truly familiar with the 'Billie B Brown' and 'Hey Jack' series by Sally Rippin, they are something of a phenomenon and...

Mother's Day Books and Gift Ideas 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...

Happy 50th 'Where the Wild Things Are' Every adult book lover will have fond childhood memories of being read ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, and many of us still enjoy it (even more so) in adulthood....

Children’s Books about Gardening I adore gardening but am a very chaotic and sporadic gardener. Photos of my garden on this blog are of teeny tiny sections of my garden as mostly my garden is a disaster...

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...

Back to School Series: Books which Deal with ‘The Big Issues’ If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you will know that I am a huge fan of books which deal with...