Bookworms: ABC Radio

This evening I will be on ABC Radio (612ABC) at 8:30pm talking with Trevor Jackson about my favourite books of the past month or so. I've got way too many to talk about and...

QPAC’S Out of the Box Festival: Creature: An Adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo

#notsponsored #justverymuchlove Back when I did my first degree at QUT's School of Early Childhood I always volunteered to work at the biennial Out of the Box Festival...and not only as it contributed towards my...

Books about Love, Love, Love

Books about Love, Love, Love Whilst I'm not really 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...

Review of ‘The Boy on the Page’

Review of ‘The Boy on the Page’ We went to the launch of ‘The Boy on the Page’ on the weekend. I’ve had my review of this book written for nearly a month now but...

Review of ‘Counting Aussie Animals in my Backyard’

Review of 'Counting Aussie Animals in my Backyard' Written and illustrated by Bronwyn Houston Publisher: Magabala Books Age Range: Babies - Early Childhood Themes: Australia; Australian animals; backyard; counting; numeracy. To add this book to your home, school or library...

Review of ‘Marty’s Nut Free Party’

Review of ‘Marty’s Nut Free Party’ Written by Katrina Roe and illustrated by Leigh Hedstrom Publisher: Wombat Books Age Range: Early Childhood - Lower Primary Themes: allergies, peanut allergy, food, birthday parties. I love trying to find a book for...

Top Ten Dog Books

  Top Ten Dog Books Apologies for the excessive amount of Staffordshire terrier pictures in this post.  RIP gorgeous boys. As any of my long-time readers will know, we lost our much adored Rex in March 2014...

Review of ‘Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris’

Review of 'Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris' I’ve long admired the work of Kate Knapp and have many of her little Twigseed creations. A good friend of mine owns a Kate Knapp chicken print...

Visiting Countries through Books: New York

Visiting Countries through Books: New York This is a tale about a big city. It’s a tale of hotdogs and music and the summertime subway breeze… So begins ‘Herman and Rosie’, written and illustrated by the talented...

Easter Gifts Part Three: Peter Rabbit

One of the very first books I ever owned was a beautiful collection of Peter Rabbit books and I have all things Beatrix Potter ever since. Every year our Year Three teacher has a...