‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’: a Must for Every Home, School and Library Collection

‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’: a Must for Every Home, School and Library Collection I was one horrified librarian last week when I discovered that my school library didn’t have a copy of ‘The Boy...

Review of ‘The Adventures of Nelly Nolan Book 1: The Nelly Gang’

Review of ‘The Adventures of Nelly Nolan Book 1: The Nelly Gang’ Written and illustrated by Stephen Axelsen Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: middle – upper primary Themes:  history, Australia, immigration, goldfields, graphic novels, adventure, action, mateship, friendship. To add...
Book Lucky Dip

Reading Activities: Book Lucky Dip

Reading Responses Most of us understand the value of reading to our children on a daily basis, and it can become the loveliest time in a busy day. A chance for some down time and...

612ABC: Bookworms

Tis only March and the publishing world has already released some excellent new children's and YA titles this year - I fully believe Australian publishers are some of the best in the business: they...

Qld Ballet Celebrating Literature

I was so honoured to be asked by the Queensland Ballet to assist them in choosing books from the Premiers Reading Challenge (PRC) early childhood book list to bring to life through music and movement....

Five Years Old and a Literary Unicorn Party

ChickPea turns five tomorrow. Five! It feels like she has always been here and despite her daily stomping, roaring and screaming she makes us laugh everyday with her quirky take on life. She is...

Book Party: Dinosaur Party!

Book Party: Dinosaur Party! Warning: Photo Fest As mentioned in my post last week about dinosaur books (here), The Wild Thing AKA ChickPea loves a dinosaur book or twenty. We’ve been reading ‘How to Grow a...

Review of ‘Engibear’s Dream’

Review of 'Engibear's Dream' Written by Andrew King and illustrated by Benjamin Johnston Website: http://www.engibear.com/ Publisher: Little Steps Publishing Age Range: Early Childhood - Lower Primary (+ adult engineers!) Themes: maths, engineering, dreams, perseverance, robots When 'Engibear's Dream' landed on my desk...

Top Ten Early Childhood Books of 2015

...according to me anyway! Oh me, oh my how I wish I was a clever as the authors and illustrators of the books below! How cleverly they manage to capture the attention of children and...

Review of ‘Sleep Tight, Digger Dan’

Review of ‘Sleep Tight, Digger Dan' ‘Sleep Tight, Digger Dan: A Goodnight Story from the Construction Site’ Written by Dorte Horn. Illustrated by Philipp Stampe. Publisher: New Black Press Age Range: Early Childhood Themes: diggers, trucks, cranes, dump trucks,...