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...

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...

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...

 Review of the ‘That’s Not My…’ Series I’m sure there is not a parent who does not know these books. I resisted them for so long as I’m usually not a fan of books which...

Top Ten Counting Books for Children I love gifting counting or alphabet books to newborn babies (for more newborn baby gifts see here) as learning numbers and letters really is the basis for early literacy...

...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...

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...

Cozy Classics: Your Fav Classics Tales in 12 Words The 'Cozy Classics' board books are my baby, toddler and ‘adult who loves the classics’ gift book of choice at the moment. I have spoken before about...

Stories for Sleeping Review of ‘Dinosnores’ Titles in series: ‘Kitten’, ‘Honeybee’, ‘Forest Night’, ‘Mermaid’, ‘Pterosaur’, ‘Ocean Waves’, ‘Dragon’, ‘Fairy’, ‘Tyrannosaurus’. Age Range: Early childhood – Middle Primary Themes: audio, sleep, relaxation, calming, meditation. Awards: 7 Creative Child Magazine Awards...

Review of ‘Sleep Tight, Digger Dan' ‘Sleep Tight, Digger Dan: A Goodnight Story from the Construction Site’ Written by Dorte Horn. Illustrated by Philipp Stampe. Publisher: New Black Press Age Range: Early Childhood Themes: diggers, trucks, cranes, dump trucks,...