Review of ‘Derek Danger Dale’

Not to be outdone by his older brother, Lucas, aged 9, has come on board with some reviews for Children's Books Daily. You can see all reviews by young people here. I absolutely love...

Samantha Turnbull: The Anti-Princess Club Series

It’s hard being a ten-year-old girl when everyone wants to turn you into a princess. Welcome to the lives of Bella, Grace, Chloe and Emily… ‘The Anti-Princess Club’series is aimed squarely at young female readers...

Jazzy Reviews: The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee

The delightful Jazzy, from Jazzy's Bookshelf is back with a review of a book that I've been trying to review for a few weeks now and just had.not.had.the.time! I'm so pleased she has read...

Chinese New Year 2017

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...

Review of the ‘Word Hunters’ series

Review of the ‘Word Hunters’ series Written by Nick Earls and illustrated by Terry Whidborne Publisher: UQP Age Range: Middle Primary – Lower Secondary Themes: words, language, dictionaries, etymology, adventure, hunting, sibling, twins, history, time travel The complete set...

Review of ‘The Turnkey’ by Allison Rushby

Title: The Turnkey Author: Allison Rushby Publisher: Walker Books Australia Age Range: 9+ Themes: ghosts; paranormal; history; World War II; historical fiction. Click on cover image or title links to read more and to purchase. FREE SHIPPING CODE is...

Augmented Reality Books

Augmented reality (AR) technology involves using the camera on a smartphone or tablet to view digital images superimposed over real things, in this case a book. This isn't the most technical of definitions but...

Dog Books…and Gifts for Dog Lovers

Dog Books...and Gifts for Dog Lovers We are a dog family. It seems to me that you are usually either a dog or a cat or a fish family. Well we're a dog family. We...

Five Reasons Children Should Read Humour

Five Reasons Children Should Read Humour (Notes from Andy Griffith’s session at CBCA Conference, Canberra, 2014) Books by Andy Griffiths are madness and brilliance personified and I’m yet to find a reader who has not enjoyed...

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...