Mermaid Anyone? All Hail the Power of Books

Mermaid Anyone? All Hail the Power of Books For Christmas I had purchased PudStar a very cute mermaid tail from a local co-op handmade shop. She wasn’t even particularly into mermaids but I rather adored...

Review of ‘My First Day at School’

Review of ‘My First Day at School’ Written by Meredith Costain and illustrated by Michelle Macintosh Publisher: Windy Hollow Books Age Range: Early childhood – lower primary Themes: starting school, excitement, nerves, new experiences, verse, poetry, visual literacy. We...

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...

Christmas Books for Children

Christmas Books for Children The time has come. There is no escaping Christmas anymore. If you’ve been reading my blog for a few years now you’ll be aware that I’m not a massive fan of...

Review of ‘Once a Creepy Crocodile’

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...

612ABC: Bookworms

This evening I chatted all things new in the world of children's and YA literature, on 612ABC Brisbane, 'Bookworms' show, with Sarah Howells. The books below are my fav's from the last month and you can...

Review of ‘Forget-me-Not Fairies’ and a Fairy Garden Update

Review of 'Forget-me-Not Fairies' and a Fairy Garden Update PudStars fairy garden is well over a year old now and still going and growing strong - see it last year here. I don’t often notice...

Review of ‘This is a Ball’

Review of ‘This is a Ball’ Written and illustrated by Beck and Matt Stanton Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: I don’t really know what to write here. No really. I don’t. No...

Dog Books…and Gifts for Dog Lovers

Dog Books...and Gifts for Dog Lovers We are a dog family. It seems to me that you are usually either a dog or a cat or a fish family. Well we're a dog family. We...

Review of ‘Dinosaur Rocks’

Review of ‘Dinosaur Rocks’ Written and illustrated by Lachlan Creagh Age Range: Lower Primary Themes: dinosaurs, adventure, grandparents, family, discovery. To add ‘Dinosaur Rocks’ to your home library click here. For more great dinosaur books see here. The first page...