Back to School Series: Books about School Whether they are super confident, or feeling apprehensive, children’s books are a great way to introduce new experiences such as starting school or going back to school. Books are...

Book-ish DVD’s for Kids and Teens Our children don’t watch a heap of television, for no other reason than we’re not home that much! But do not fear I’m not against television, and we have...

  Top 10 Ballet Books (with titles suitable for early childhood to young adult reading age range. More ballet book posts are here and here) Yesterday we went to ‘Tutu Day’, an event by the Queensland Ballet. It was...

Written by Sandy Fussell. Illustrated by Tull Suwannakit. Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: early childhood - middle primary (and adult dog/sentiment lovers!) Themes: pets; love; care; family; survival; resilience; happiness; seeking happiness. To purchase this book for your...

Book Party: Dinosaur Party! Warning: Photo Fest As mentioned in my post last week about dinosaur books (here), The Wild Thing AKA ChickPea loves a dinosaur book or twenty. We’ve been reading ‘How to Grow a...

Billie B Brown Clubhouse All title and book cover images take you to Booktopia for easy purchase or to a more in-depth review. PudStar and ChickPea (AKA The Wild Thing) love their cubbyhouse. Mostly it's a...

Easter Gift Book Giving I adore chocolate eggs. However in the interests of basic human health I attempt to limit the chocolate. I have to avert my eyes as my grandmother hands it out left...

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...

...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...

Book People: Jacqueline Harvey I am slightly over excited that Jacqueline Harvey is coming to visit my school library in March; as are the students, which is good, seeing as really, she is coming to...