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.  Tonight...

So many, many books come across my desk that it takes something pretty special to wow me these days. 'Mechanica' has wowed me and more. It is innovative in a way I have not...

The lovely Year Five students have been reading 'Space Demons' in class and considering the book review format. As part of this project, I was asked to choose my favourite review to publish here...

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....

It’s no secret that I love to feature child reviews on my blog, I have a whole tab of them here. Today we are joined again by MS Readathon Ambassador and book blogger, Jazzy of...

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,...

If there is one book I consistently recommend as a read-aloud for Year Three - Six, it's 'Horrendo's Curse'. It's been over ten years now since I first read 'Horrendo's Curse' but the story, and the...

I've just finished reading 'The Family with Two Front Doors' by Anna Ciddor, a story which absolutely captivated me and took me back to my pre-teen years when I went through a stage of reading...