Book People: Narelle Oliver

Book People: Narelle Oliver Today I am so pleased to be introducing you to the amazing Narelle Oliver. I have known Narelle for many years now and I always enjoy a good laugh and a...

Treasured Stories

Treasured Stories I have ‘met’ some lovely people online, and Rhiannon is up there are as one of my favourites! She lives in Belgium and I in Brisbane and yet the coincidences with people and...

For the Love of Dogs: Book Characters with Four Legs

For the Love of Dogs Book Characters with Four Legs We are on holidays this week (see here). In the past we’ve always put the call out to family friends and had someone as a dogsitter...

Book Party: Thelma the Unicorn

If you follow me on social media, you'll know that ChickPea is a dinosaur loving, roaring, stomping kind of a creature. So it was no surprise that she requested another dinosaur birthday party (see...

ABC Radio: Bookworms

Tuesday evening I spoke on ABC Radio Brisbane with Trevor Jackson about my favourite titles of the last month or so. I’ve listed the titles below. Click on titles to purchase. 'Once Upon an ABC' by...

New Release Clementine Rose! Yip Yip Yay!

Just before Christmas a VERY exciting envelope arrived in the mail, and when PudStar saw it's contents, she very nearly cried with happiness. The 11th book in the Clementine Rose series, 'Clementine Rose and...

Review of ‘Sylvia’

Review of 'Sylvia' Written and illustrated by Christine Sharp. Publisher: University of Queensland Press Age Range: Early Childhood - organic gardeners of all ages Themes: snails; gardening; organic gardening; produce; community; sustainability; poetry; love. To add this book to...

Review of ‘Today we Have no Plans’

Review of ‘Today we Have no Plans’ Written by Jane Godwin, illustrated by Anna Walker Age Range: Early childhood-middle primary Publisher: Penguin Books Themes: family, togetherness, time, passing of time, days of the week, relaxation, slowing down. “A busy week, a slower...

Back to School Books!

How cute was I on my first day of school (above)? I just found this photograph at my nan's house yesterday! Have you got a little one starting school for the first time this year?...

Review of ‘Amelia Ellicott’s Garden’

Review of ‘Amelia Ellicott’s Garden’ Written by Liliana Stafford and Illustrated by Stephen Michael King Publisher:  Scholastic Australia Themes: community, gardening, chickens, urban life, friendship, sharing. Pud had a friend over the other afternoon for a play. Deciding...