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...

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...

WIN! ‘The Snail and the Whale’ @ QPAC

QPAC in Association with Tall Stories Theatre Company  presents... The Snail and the Whale I know they are best known for ‘The Gruffalo’, but my favourite Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler book has always been ‘The Snail and the...

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...

Review of ‘The Tales of Mrs Mancini’

Title: 'The Tales of Mrs Mancini' Author: Natalie Jane Prior Illustrator: Cheryl Orsini Publisher: Harper Collins Age Range: early childhood; cake and/or cat lovers of all ages. Themes: community; friendship; family; cats; cake; pastries; bakery; adventure. From the creators of...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Live on Stage at QPAC

With Summer holidays approaching fast, tis time to start booking library workshops, arts workshops and theatre experiences for the youngest people in the family. I know many people visit the zoo, beach or bushwalk...

Disney’s ‘The BFG’ is About to Hit Our Screens!

I currently have a competition running thanks to Penguin Random House, to win one of ten copies of ‘The BFG’ (the movie tie-in version of the book) and you can see those details here. Well...

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...

‘The Fairy Dancers’ Book Birthday Party

As you may have gathered, I’m rather a fan of book themed parties. Seriously what’s not to love? Aside from the obvious joy of seeing a book come to life, the theming is all...