‘The Hairy Nosed-Wombats Find a New Home’ Written by Jackie French. Illustrated by Sue deGennaro. Publisher: Harper Collins Age Range: Lower Primary – Middle Primary Themes: endangered animals; habitat; Australian animals; wombats; threats to native animals; introduced species. To...

Review of 'Counting Aussie Animals in my Backyard' Written and illustrated by Bronwyn Houston Publisher: Magabala Books Age Range: Babies - Early Childhood Themes: Australia; Australian animals; backyard; counting; numeracy. To add this book to your home, school or library...

Top Twenty Horse Books for Young Readers Some children go through a stage of wanting to be Spiderman, others a fairy, some a dinosaur. Many young ones want to ride horses at some point and dream...

Must-Have Dinosaur Books for All Ages Very few children skip the ‘I LOVE Dinosaurs’ phase – in fact it’s probably a development phase which should be included in textbooks on child development. The Wild Thing...

This evening I will be chatting with Sarah Howells on the 612ABC show, Bookworms. Once a month on a Tuesday I am let loose on a radio microphone (me...live...seriously) and allowed to talk books....

Review of the ‘Violet Mackerel’ series Written by Anna Branford. Illustrated by Sarah Davis Publisher: Walker Books Australia Age Range: Lower -  Middle Primary Themes: family, blended families, siblings, ideas, collections. Awards: 2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia Shortlisted Book...

Back to School Series: Children’s Books about…HEADLICE I’m guessing you don’t read this blog hoping for books on creepy crawly vermin. But let’s be honest, if you have a child of school age, the dreaded...

I’m not 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 small, freshly washed child and reading a...

When you live in a village at the edge of the No-Go Desert, you need to make your own fun. That’s when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch,...

I've talked here a few times now about how my girls don't do dance, but how we love going to the ballet and theatre - highlights this year have been 'The Peasant Prince' and...