Tis the Season to Dance

I've talked here a few times now about how my girls don't do dance, but how we love going to the ballet and theatre - highlights this year have been 'The Peasant Prince' and...

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...

612ABC: Bookworms

This evening I chatted all things new in the world of children's and YA literature, on 612ABC Brisbane, 'Bookworms' show, with Sarah Howells. The books below are my fav's from the last month and you can...

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...

Review of ‘Twig’ by Aura Parker

Title: Twig Author/Illustrator: Aura Parker Publisher: Scholastic Age Range: 3 - 6 years Themes: starting school; friends; loneliness;confidence; making friends; paying attention; teamwork; school; counting; finding. I was so very, very excited when I opened a box of books...

Children’s Books for Christmas Books

It's something like nine weeks until Christmas...which is terrifying as it doesn't feel like that long ago that the school year started. But I guess the calendar isn't lying and I've pulled all the...

Top Five Ways to Bring Books to Life

Saturday we visited our fav bookshop and then went to the local bit of 'wild bush' up the road from our house, so that the munchkins could work on and decorate the treehouse they discovered...

Qld Ballet Celebrating Literature

I was so honoured to be asked by the Queensland Ballet to assist them in choosing books from the Premiers Reading Challenge (PRC) early childhood book list to bring to life through music and movement....

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...