‘The Fairy Dancers’ Book Launch

'The Fairy Dancers' Book Launch So you know how, for the last two years or so, 'Ruby Red Shoes' has been THE Christmas gift book to give to sweet young readers? Well, while we wait...

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...

Must-Have Dinosaur Books for All Ages

Must-Have Dinosaur Books for All Ages Very few children skip the ‘I LOVE Dinosaurs’ phase – in fact it’s probably a development phase which should be included in textbooks on child development. The Wild Thing...

Children’s Books about Gardening

Children’s Books about Gardening I adore gardening but am a very chaotic and sporadic gardener. Photos of my garden on this blog are of teeny tiny sections of my garden as mostly my garden is a disaster...

Dealing with the Ups and Downs of Life with Literature

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you will know that I am a huge fan of books which deal with big issues for young people such as grief, serious illness,...

Five Years Old and a Literary Unicorn Party

ChickPea turns five tomorrow. Five! It feels like she has always been here and despite her daily stomping, roaring and screaming she makes us laugh everyday with her quirky take on life. She is...

Review of ‘Waiting for Later’

Review of 'Waiting for Later' Written and illustrated by Tina Matthews (2011). Published by Walker Books Australia For a few years I have been doing some tutoring work at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and have greatly enjoyed sharing...

ABC Bookworms: New Children’s and YA Literature

This evening I will be chatting with Sarah Howells on the 612ABC show, Bookworms. Once a month on a Tuesday I am let loose on a radio microphone (me...live...seriously) and allowed to talk books....

‘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’...

Review of ‘This is Banjo Paterson’

Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson loved to write poetry. He loved hunting and fishing and horses, too, especially a horse named Banjo. In this exceptional picture book, young readers can celebrate the life of a...