WIN with ‘Your Kid’s Next Read’

If you’re looking for the ‘next book’ for a child, tween or teen, the Your Kids Next Read Facebook group is the place where all the cool kids are hanging out. The lovely Allison...

Gifts That Give Life, Hope and Opportunity…

...gifts that meet needs not wants. Gifts that tread lightly on the earth. TEAR Australia was established in 1971, and I first came across them in the late 90s. If you've been reading my blog...

DIY Literary Christmas Decoration

This week for Year Three homework, Pud has to write a procedural text for a handmade Christmas decoration. Next week they will be sharing their instructions with the class and making the decorations. Fortunately...

Tis the Season to Dance

I've talked here a few times now about how my girls don't do dance, but how we love going to the ballet and theatre - highlights this year have been 'The Peasant Prince' and...

Teacher Gifts

I always end the year with a gift for the teacher and teacher aid and also start the year with a gift because...well...if you'd met my children in real life, as opposed to online IN STILL...

Children’s Books for Christmas Books

It's something like nine weeks until Christmas...which is terrifying as it doesn't feel like that long ago that the school year started. But I guess the calendar isn't lying and I've pulled all the...

Christmas Gifts for Bookish Types

Every year I try to organise the Christmas gifts for the library staff ahead of time, and most years I fail in this task! Last year I got them all bangles or earrings from...

Book Gifts: ‘Juliet Nearly a Vet’

Look feel free to throw your hands up and wail that I’ve started Christmas posts…but ummm…not that many weeks to go and you’ll thank me later. Maybe… Click on product images or hyperlinks to purchase...

Favourite Reads of 2015: Clare

I've asked some of my fav people and keen readers to share their favourite books of 2015. Like my fav people, these books are a jumble of ages, genres and lengths...I like my friends...

Elf on the Shelf

Are you an 'Elf on the Shelf' family or not? We're actually not (surprisingly, as I love an Elf or 20!) as it's hard enough keeping up with notes to the Fairy Door, but...