My first child has a lovely baby book, full of anecdotes, photos and locks of hair. Second child has an empty baby book...totally empty. Not a thing. Fortunately ChickPea is a resilient second child and...

I've not been at an announcement of The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) shortlist since I was national VP quite some years ago now. The excitement in the room is palpable and to be...

Kate Ritchie is probably much better known to all of you as 1/3 of the nations number one drive show. Or perhaps you remember her fondly as Sally Fletcher, who Ritchie played on Home and Away between...

...according to me anyway! Oh me, oh my how I wish I was a clever as the authors and illustrators of the books below! How cleverly they manage to capture the attention of children and...

Preparing for a New Sibling with Books Review of 'Too Busy Sleeping' Over the years, I've been asked on numerous occasions for books which will assist when introducing the idea of a new sibling. I have...

The Children's Book Council of Australia 2015 Short List and Notables The Children’s Book Council of Australia awards are the most highly regarded children’s/YA lit awards within the industry and in the wider community. If...

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...

Books about Love, Love, Love Whilst I'm not really 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...

Top Ten Books About Swimming It has been insanely hot here in Brisbane, and if we're not in air con...we've been at the local pool, the local park which has an amazing water playground, or...

Review of ‘Once a Creepy Crocodile’ Written by Peter Taylor. Illustrated by Nina Rycroft. Musical arrangement Rusty Berther. Publisher: Five Mile Press (book and CD set) Themes: Australian animals, Waltzing Matilda, poetry, song. The Wild Thing (3) thinks...