‘Review of Weirdo’

Review of 'Weirdo' Every so often I love to invite young readers I know and admire to submit reviews to Children’s Books Daily. You can see all the ‘child reviews’ if you click on this...

Review of ‘Australian Story: An Illustrated Timeline’

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...

Review and Giveaway of ‘The Frankie Dupont’ Series

Review and Giveaway of ‘The Frankie Dupont’ Series Written by Julie Anne Grasso. Illustrated by Alexander Avellino. Age Range: Middle Primary Themes: detectives; sleuthing; mystery; crime; fantasy With a background in paediatric nursing, author Julie Anne Grasso, spent...

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,...

Mother’s Day Book Gifts

Mother’s Day Book Gifts: Part One All families are different: some have a mum and some don’t; some have two mums; some have a mum who no longer lives with them; and some have several generations of...

Cover Reveal! ‘Raymie Nightingale’ in Paperback

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...

ABC Bookworms: New Children’s and YA Literature

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....

Violet Mackerel: Oh How I Adore Thee

The Violet Mackerel series, written by Anna Branford, illustrated by Sarah Davis and published with care by Walker Books, is without a doubt the series that I will most remember from my children's early...

612ABC Bookworms Show: The Qld Literary Awards 2015

612ABC Bookworms Show: The Qld Literary Awards 2015 Last night on 612ABC Brisbane I chatted with David Curnow on the 8pm 'Bookworms' show about the Qld Literary Awards (QLA) for 2015 - to listen to the...

Graphic Novels and Comic Books

Graphic Novels and Comic Books One of the first blogs I ever read was Picklebums, written by the lovely Kate Pickle. It's a quirky, gentle, soul soothing collection of family tales, educational ideas, printables, food, gardening...