ChickPea turns five tomorrow. Five! It feels like she has always been here and despite her daily stomping, roaring and screaming she makes us laugh everyday with her quirky take on life. She is...

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....

I've not been at an announcement of The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) shortlist since I was national VP quite some years ago now. The excitement in the room is palpable and to be...

It's not often that I blog about a series time and time and time again, but then it's not often that I come across a series that I feel so passionately about. The 'Big...

Last week I wrote a little about PudStar's 8th birthday party (here), her favourite books at 8 years old (here), and her birthday bike (here), a Byk brand bike from our local cycling shop,...

My first degree was in early childhood education and my early childhood roots are strong! I am constantly on the lookout for very high quality, engaging texts for our youngest readers, texts which will kickstart...

or ‘My Child is Reading Chapter Books and I Can’t Find ANYTHING for Them to Read' At least once a week I receive an email about capable and keen young readers who need books which...

We are incredibly fortunate to have living with us, a delightful student from Macau, so Chinese New Year 2016: Year of the Fire Monkey, is being celebrated in style in our household! We’ve always...

I am always keen to investigate any new series for newly independent readers. 'Billie B Brown' and 'Hey Jack' are the ones that many of you will be familiar with, but parents and teachers...

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?...