Mystery Fiction: Truly Tan ‘Truly Tan’ series written by Jen Storer and illustrated by Claire Robertson. Publisher: Harper Collins Age Range: 8 years+ Themes: family, friends, siblings, sibling rivalry, family dynamics, mystery, spies, spying, moving house, moving...

In her seventh novel, international bestselling author and twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal Kate DiCamillo blends pathos and humour. 'Raymie Nightingale' is masterful writing and will remain with the reader long after...

Review of ‘The Journey’ Written and illustrated by Coral Tulloch Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: middle primary Themes:  quest, journey, imagination, cooking, craft, puzzles, maps, choose your own adventure. To add this book to your home or school library click here. This is...

We are incredibly fortunate to have living with us, a delightful student from Macau, who keeps up totally up to date with all things Chinese, and we greatly enjoy celebrating Chinese New Year with...

Humour in Children’s Literature: David Walliams I recently shared wisdom from bestselling author, Andy Griffiths on the importance of humour in children’s literature, see here. As a teacher librarian in a primary school, I see...

Review of the ‘Chook Chook’ series Written by Wai Chim. Illustrated by Aileen Lord Publisher: UQP Age Range: 7 years+ Themes:  family, belonging, loss, grief, farming, pets, friendship, China, adventure. I’m a big fan of books set in China and...

Review of ‘Australian Story: An Illustrated Timeline' Please welcome Fiona Eastwood to Children’s Books Daily. Fiona is a primary school teacher librarian and like me she is completing her Masters – so we both really...

The 'Meet...' Series: Welcome to the World 'Meet... Sidney Nolan' Random House has done a simply brilliant job with the 'Meet...' series; a picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's...

One of my regular young reviewers is the gorgeous Jazzy, of 'Jazzy's Bookshelf'. You can read Jazzy’s complete bio here, see her blog homepage here and ‘like’ her Facebook page, managed by her mum, here. Today Jazzy...

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...