The story behind A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee

The story behind the book: Karen Foxlee’s ‘A Most Magical Girl’

*Please see the end of this article for a special message Karen Foxlee's 'A Most Magical Girl' is having a well-deserved most magical run in 2017. Not only has A Most Magical Girl won the...

Somewhat Bookish Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

I update my Mother's Day gift guide most years on the blog, so that we all (including me) have an easily email-able/text-able to children/husbands/partners! This way they have a nice list of gifts to...

Review of ‘The Turnkey’ by Allison Rushby

Title: The Turnkey Author: Allison Rushby Publisher: Walker Books Australia Age Range: 9+ Themes: ghosts; paranormal; history; World War II; historical fiction. Click on cover image or title links to read more and to purchase. Flossie Birdwhistle is the Turnkey...

Easter Gifts Part Four: All the Pretty Things

We don’t do lots of Easter gifts, as it's really not about the gifts...but I do rather love the pale colours and PRETTIES that are around at this time of year! Our backyard hens...

Augmented Reality Books: The Amazing Alphabet

Augmented reality (AR) technology, when combined with a book, simply involves using the camera on a smartphone or tablet to view digital images superimposed over real things, in this case a book. The latest...

Nine Year Old and a Book Update

Today is Pud's ninth birthday* and we celebrated with family yesterday as today is a school day - although, excitement of all excitements...cross country was cancelled today due to rain...a welcome birthday gift from...

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...

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...

14th Feb Books About Love!

I’m not a fan of Valentines Day and all that jazz, I do love books about love. There is nothing better than settling into bed with a small, freshly washed child and reading a...

Launch of ‘Lucy’s Book’

It would be fair to say that I am just a little bit excited about this new book. 'Lucy's Book' is a book for anyone who has ever loved a book with all their...