Review of ‘Different Like Coco’ Written and illustrated by Elizabeth Matthews Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: 7 years+ - 70 years+ Themes:  daring to be different, biography, poverty, resilieance, fashion, fashion design, designers, France I just love a book that encourages difference!...

Review of 'Eric Vale, Epic Fail' Written by Michael Gerard Bauer, Illustrated by Joe Bauer Age Range: Middle Primary Themes: school, nicknames, friendships, resilience, journal writing, writing, humour Many years ago I was a bridesmaid for Rebecca, someone...

Top Thirty Australiana Books (+ one app!) To date I have resisted creating a list of books about Australia because our country is so many different things to so many different people and I don’t think any...

Reading Lists for Twelve Year Olds + I spoke yesterday of how much I love a good list, and gave some suggested reading lists for nine year olds +. I’ve been compiling reading lists for different...

Top 20 Picture Books for ANZAC Day plus ANZAC Biscuit Recipe 25th April is ANZAC Day, a day to honour Australian and New Zealanders who have served their countries with such bravery. One of the most...

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...

Review of the ‘Our Australian Girl’ Series Various authors (listed below). Illustrated by Lucia Mascuillo. Publisher: Penguin Books Australia  Age Range: 8 -12 years. Each volume is slim, making them suitable for younger readers as well as...

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 'Pennies for Hitler' Welcome guest reviewer - Jackie Child! Jackie is my partner in crime (aka my teaching partner). She was hired as I thought she and I were SO similar. In fact we are...

Review of the 'Timmy Failure' Series I love to invite young readers I know and admire to submit reviews to Children’s Books Daily. Child reviews give authors and other young readers insight into a book...