612ABC: Bookworms

Tis only March and the publishing world has already released some excellent new children's and YA titles this year - I fully believe Australian publishers are some of the best in the business: they...

‘The Fairy Dancers’ Book Launch

'The Fairy Dancers' Book Launch So you know how, for the last two years or so, 'Ruby Red Shoes' has been THE Christmas gift book to give to sweet young readers? Well, while we wait...

Pearlie in the Park: Books and a Party

Pearlie in the Park: Books and a Party Edit: Full Pearlie Party post here. PudStar turns six next week and to date we’ve managed to convince her that family parties are the way to go. She...

Review of ‘Digby’s Moon Mission’

Review of 'Digby's Moon Mission' Written by Renee Price. Illustrated by Anil Tortop. Publisher: Create it Kids Age Range: Early Childhood Themes: moon; phases of the moon; night; time; measurement; food; friends; teamwork; working together; problem solving; inquiring. Way across...

Bookworms: ABC Radio

This evening I will be on ABC Radio (612ABC) at 8:30pm talking with Trevor Jackson about my favourite books of the past month or so. It's coming up to *that time of year* when...

Children’s Books about Feelings and Grief

Children’s Books about Feelings and Grief Where do you stand on books for young children on feelings and grief? Do you worry you will make your children upset and morose and avoid them or do...
Review D-Bot Squad by Mac Park

Three great books for boys (5-9)

Boys are notoriously tricky to engage with reading, which is one reason Megan loves sharing book reviews from young blogger Book Boy. The following three books for boys are all reviewed by Book Boy...

Mem Fox: ‘Possum Magic’

Mem Fox: 'Possum Magic' Once upon a time, but not very long ago, deep in the Australian bush, there lived two possums. Their names were Hush and Grandma Poss. Grandma Poss made bush magic… Did you...

Review of ‘Twig’ by Aura Parker

Title: Twig Author/Illustrator: Aura Parker Publisher: Scholastic Age Range: 3 - 6 years Themes: starting school; friends; loneliness;confidence; making friends; paying attention; teamwork; school; counting; finding. I was so very, very excited when I opened a box of books...

Review of ‘Two Trickster Tales from Russia’

Review of ‘Two Trickster Tales from Russia’ Written by Sophie Masson. Illustrated by David Allan. Audio recording byXavier Masson-Leach, with music and sound effects by Xavier and Bevis Masson-Leach. Publisher: Christmas Press Age Range: Primary School Themes: folktale, folklore,...