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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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' 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...

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...

Recently, the American Paediatric Association have said that the 3 most important things for babies are immunisation, breastfeeding and being read aloud to (read more here) and that Dear Blog Readers, is music to my ears!...

Written by Sandy Fussell. Illustrated by Tull Suwannakit. Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: early childhood - middle primary (and adult dog/sentiment lovers!) Themes: pets; love; care; family; survival; resilience; happiness; seeking happiness. To purchase this book for your...