...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...

Review of ‘Dreamers’ Written by Ezekiel Kwaymullina. Illustrated by Sally Morgan. Publisher: Fremantle Press Age Range: early childhood and dreamers of all ages. Themes: Aboriginal Australians; dreamtime; dreaming; children; childhood; imagination; play; wonder. To add this book to your...

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...

One of the very first books I ever owned was a beautiful collection of Peter Rabbit books and I have all things Beatrix Potter ever since. Every year our Year Three teacher has a...

Book Party: Ladybird Poor Chickpea. She came into the world screaming and then, due to a hefty dose of reflux, she continued to scream for approximately two years. She was a cranky, cranky little bug...

 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...

Sophie the Giraffe: Books! I'm pretty sure you all know who Sophie the Giraffe Teething Toy is. The Wild Thing AKA ChickPea had a Sophie, and she adored it, lovingly covering the poor thing in saliva...

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...

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...

If you're looking for the 'next book' for a child, tween or teen, the Your Kids Next Read Facebook group is the place where all the cool kids are hanging out. The lovely Allison...