Review and Giveaway of ‘The Frankie Dupont’ Series Written by Julie Anne Grasso. Illustrated by Alexander Avellino. Age Range: Middle Primary Themes: detectives; sleuthing; mystery; crime; fantasy With a background in paediatric nursing, author Julie Anne Grasso, spent...

Review of 'The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade' Written by Davina Bell. Illustrated by Allison Colpoys Publisher: Scribe Age Range: Early Childhood - Middle Primary Themes: anxiety; fears; social situations; school; family; underwater; empathy; feelings; bravery. Scribe has produced some of...

Review of 'The Protected' Written by Claire Zorn Publisher: University of Queensland Press Age Range: Young Adult Themes: grief; adolescence; sibling relationships; bullying; school; family; parents; depression; realistic fiction. To purchase this book click on title or cover links....

My parents regularly attend talks at The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane on many and varied topics and the latest one was on Motor Neurone Disease (MND), with Wayne Patterson as a guest speaker. MND or...

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...

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...

Author Visit: Will Kostaskis Never, ever underestimate the power of author visits to inspire students and staff. Today we have three of my favourite authors at school, to celebrate the literary season - and first...

Review of 'Riley and the Jumpy Kangaroo' I've been a fan of the work of Tania McCartney for some time now. She's done a whole range of interesting and varied books and you can read...

All families are different: some have a dad and some don’t; some have two dads; some have a dad that no longer lives with them; and some are grieving a dad. Whatever your family...

Look feel free to throw your hands up and wail that I’ve started Christmas posts…but ummm…not that many weeks to go and you’ll thank me later. Maybe… Click on product images or hyperlinks to purchase...