Top Twenty Horse Books for Young Readers Some children go through a stage of wanting to be Spiderman, others a fairy, some a dinosaur. Many young ones want to ride horses at some point and dream...

It's been a big month for my lovely little Earth Angels at school! Earth Angels is our sustainability group in the Junior School and each year we focus on issues of environmental interest and...

Treasured Stories I have ‘met’ some lovely people online, and Rhiannon is up there are as one of my favourites! She lives in Belgium and I in Brisbane and yet the coincidences with people and...

Starting Out on Chapter Books: Part Two Picture books should be read from birth to adulthood, and nowadays publishers cater for this with a plethora of picture book choices for all ages and stages. However,...

‘The Hairy Nosed-Wombats Find a New Home’ Written by Jackie French. Illustrated by Sue deGennaro. Publisher: Harper Collins Age Range: Lower Primary – Middle Primary Themes: endangered animals; habitat; Australian animals; wombats; threats to native animals; introduced species. To...

Review of ‘Today we Have no Plans’ Written by Jane Godwin, illustrated by Anna Walker Age Range: Early childhood-middle primary Publisher: Penguin Books Themes: family, togetherness, time, passing of time, days of the week, relaxation, slowing down. “A busy week, a slower...

Review of 'The Silver Shoes' series Don't you just love it when you discover that your new neighbours are extremely likeable, adore books, collect vintage everything, love baking, love studying (except she went one higher...

Book Gifts for Boys 9 years old+ I love this age range in books for boys. The great adventure stories start but without some of the gore and terror that enters their books in a few...

I recently happened upon a book, 'Making Mindful Magic', that made even I, frenetic/ever-fidgeting/always moving me, slow down *briefly*. Look, to be honest, I do try very hard to embrace mindfulness - I just...

Review of '1000 Dot-to-Dot Books' I’ve been a fan of the Thomas Pavitte’s ‘1000 Dot-to-Dot’ books for some time now. I believe they are the perfect gift for anyone - young and old alike! Especially...