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 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians' Every so often I love to invite young readers I know and admire to submit reviews to Children's Books Daily. You can see all the 'child reviews' if...

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...

Book Club: Pre Teen Reads We’ve just had our latest Book Club meeting for the year, where we discussed our latest read, ‘My Life as an Alphabet'. This Book Club is a group I run for Year...

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...

Book People: Scott Prince Scott Prince, from the Kalkadoon People in Mt Isa, lives on the Gold Coast with his wife and two daughters. Scott has played for the Brisbane Broncos and was previously captain...

Review of ‘Star’ Let me introduce the overly energetic Jackie. 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...

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...

  Top 10 Ballet Books (with titles suitable for early childhood to young adult reading age range. More ballet book posts are here and here) Yesterday we went to ‘Tutu Day’, an event by the Queensland Ballet. It was...

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...