Girl Zone Book Club: Meeting Two 2016

This book club is a group I run for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life – mother, aunt, grandma, older sister, cousin, family friend…even a dad or uncle will do. It...

Top 20 Picture Books for ANZAC Day

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...

Books on Making, Tinkering and Creating

Books on Making, Tinkering and Creating The idea of making, tinkering, engineering and creating is not a new one – in fact it is as old as time itself. Most individuals and communities have an...

Middle School Prize Pack Giveaways!

Middle School would have to be one of the most anticipated films of 2017 for the tween market and deservedly so. For his 'Middle School' series, bestselling author James Patterson created book characters full...

Review of ‘To This Day: For the bullied and the beautiful’

I've been meaning to review slam poet, Shane Koyczon's powerful, must-have book, 'To This Day: For the bullied and the beautiful' for ages now, but when I gifted the book to one of Eden Riley's children, I...

Book People: Claire Saxby

Book People: Claire Saxby I have long loved the work of Claire Saxby and her latest work is no exception - in fact it possibly my new favourite illustrated fiction book (this is what I...

Ballet Books and Ballet Dresses

Ballet Books and Ballet Dresses There is something truly magical about ballet. To be able to float in layers of tulle and silk, across a stage, with seemingly effortless grace requires precision, strength and skill...

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...

Review of ‘The Impossible Quest’ Series

Review of 'The Impossible Quest' Series The lovely Joe is back with us today (his last review being the 'My Life' series here) and he is reviewing a series that I have not yet been...

Review of ‘Refuge’

Review of ‘Refuge’ Written by Jackie French Publisher: Harper Collins Teaching Notes:  Written by Robyn Sheahan Bright (amazing BTW) Awards: TO COME – there will be many. Age Range: 11 – 111 Themes: refuges; asylum seekers; boat people; nations; fantasy;...