We’re Going on a Bear Hunt comes to life on ABC Kids

As a child, I was allowed half an hour of TV a day and that could only be ABC. Clearly I am traumatised by a childhood spent without much access to television and my pop culture...

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...

Book People: Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is a Sydney-based TV screenwriter, journalist and newspaper columnist, who has PhD in creative writing and cultural studies. That's the official spiel from his website but I'm pretty sure that my intro is better; Benjamin Law...

Book Club: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar People

There were two choices for our next Book Club read, 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' (to tie in with the movie release) and 'Freedom Swimmer'. I think the pull of the movie swayed...

The BFG: Book to Screen AND A GIVEAWAY

'The BFG' was one of the defining books of my childhood, and it remains much-loved by children and adults alike. Not all so called ‘classics’ have stood the test of time, but Dahl’s, ‘The BFG' is...

QPAC’S Out of the Box Festival: Dad’s Films

#notsponsored #justlove Though I love all aspects of education, my one true love will always be early childhood education, and though all the years it has been going, Out of the Box Festival has remained committed...

Augmented Reality Books

Augmented reality (AR) technology involves using the camera on a smartphone or tablet to view digital images superimposed over real things, in this case a book. This isn't the most technical of definitions but...

Cinderella: The Movie. The Books.

Cinderella: The Movie. The Books. Cinderella is without a doubt going to be the biggest children’s movie of the 2015 Easter holidays. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay written by Chris Weitz for Walt Disney Pictures, the film stars Lily James as Ella...

Mary Poppins in all Forms: Book, Movie, Musical and ‘Saving Mr Banks’

Mary Poppins in all Forms: Book, Movie, Musical and ‘Saving Mr Banks’ Trish and I recently went to see ‘Saving Mr Banks’, the movie which details the story behind the Mary Poppins books and how...

Books to Screen: Story Box Library

Books to Screen: Story Box Library I like story in all forms. I like print. I like electronic. I like my stories as apps. I like audio stories and I like stories on the screen.  I’m not jumping...

Happy 50th Birthday ‘Where the Wild Things Are’

Happy 50th 'Where the Wild Things Are' Every adult book lover will have fond childhood memories of being read ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, and many of us still enjoy it (even more so) in adulthood....

Books to Screen: Part Three

Books to Screen: Part Three Review of 'Read to my Child' I’ve talked before about how I love story in all forms. I like print. I like electronic. I like my stories as apps. I like...

Books to Screen Part Two

Books to Screen Part Two Welcome to Part Two of ‘Books to Screen’, Part One is here. I’m sorting through the awful YouTube clips of book readings and trying to find some absolute gems that young and...

Books to Screen: Part One

Books to Screen Part One I like story in all forms. I like print. I like electronic. I like my stories as apps. I like audio stories and I like stories on the screen.  I’m...