Top Thirty Australiana Books

Top Thirty Australiana Books (+ one app!) To date I have resisted creating a list of books about Australia because our country is so many different things to so many different people and I don’t think any...

Children’s Books for Father’s Day

All families are different: some have a dad and some don’t; some have two dads; some have a dad that no longer lives with them; and some are grieving a dad. Whatever your family...

Review of ‘The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade’

Review of 'The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade' Written by Davina Bell. Illustrated by Allison Colpoys Publisher: Scribe Age Range: Early Childhood - Middle Primary Themes: anxiety; fears; social situations; school; family; underwater; empathy; feelings; bravery. Scribe has produced some of...

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...

Chinese New Year 2017

We are incredibly fortunate to have living with us, a delightful student from Macau, who keeps up totally up to date with all things Chinese, and we greatly enjoy celebrating Chinese New Year with...

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...

Christmas Reads for the Young and the Young at Heart

It's now November - there really is no escaping anymore that Christmas is on it's way. There is four weeks left of the school year, the summer storms are in full swing (Tyson dog...

Review of ‘Scarlett, Starlet’

Written and illustrated by Emma Quay Publisher: Harper Collins - ABC Books Age Range: Early Childhood Themes: dance; performing; dogs; family. To purchase any book mentioned here for your home, school or library collection, click on cover image...

Davina Bell and Jane Godwin Queensland Tour 2016!

Click on cover to pre-order for March 1st release. Hattie and Mama are preparing for Dad’s party. Everything’s going well, until it’s time for Hattie’s afternoon nap. Hattie’s not even sleepy! But Mama looks tired....

Top Ten Counting Books for Children

Top Ten Counting Books for Children I love gifting counting or alphabet books to newborn babies (for more newborn baby gifts see here) as learning numbers and letters really is the basis for early literacy...