‘Young Children and the Environment’

Review of 'Young Children and the Environment' It’s the age old question to ask young children; ‘What would you like to be when you grow up?’. ChickPea always says, ‘a dinosaur or a truck driver’...

Literary Easter Gifts!

So it's seems like only yesterday we were eating chocolate Santa's, but apparently it's now time so start eating chocolate bunnies and eggs. At Easter, ChickPea and PudStar receive an egg (of the chocolate variety!), some...

Review of ‘Python’

Review of ‘Python’ Please welcome Fiona Eastwood back to Children’s Books Daily. Fiona is the primary school teacher librarian at Coopers Plains State School and like me, she is completing her Masters – so we...

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...

Review of ‘Can We Lick the Spoon Now’

To add this book to your home, school or library collection, click on cover image or title links. Written by Carol Goess. Illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie Age Range: Early Childhood Themes: Cooking, family, rhyme Awards: 2011 Children’s Book...

The Children’s Book Council of Australia: 2016 Notables List

Australia has an incredibly diverse, vibrant and fabulous children’s literary community which produces some of the best children’s books in the world and the CBCA Book of the Year Awards recognize some of this...

The Kindred Collective

The Kindred Collective emag Volume Two, 'First' of The Kindred Collective emag is out now! I'm very, very fortunate to have a beautiful village of people in my life - family and family friends who've been...

Preparing for a New Sibling With Books

  Preparing for a New Sibling With Books! Over the years many people have asked me about what books to read to a firstborn when a brother or sister is on the way. The books below are...

Back to School Books!

How cute was I on my first day of school (above)? I just found this photograph at my nan's house yesterday! Have you got a little one starting school for the first time this year?...

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...