We are four weeks into Term One here in Queensland and already I'm thinking of the Easter break - mostly because I have no idea how my tired little preppie child is going to...

It would be fair to say that I am just a little bit excited about this new book. 'Lucy's Book' is a book for anyone who has ever loved a book with all their...

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...

We LOVE celebrating with people around the world on International Book Giving Day, 14th February. Now it it's fifth year, International Book Giving Day is all about gifting books to children in creative and wonderful...

I adore school holidays and the freedom and lack of order and routine that comes with them (and I really love not having to make school lunches). But come mid January, I'm more than...

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...

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...

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...

Today Pud and I had the absolute privilege to join two of Qld’s favourite authors and book lovers, Frances Whiting (journalist and author) and Rebecca Sparrow (columnist and author) at their inaugural  “Book Lovers’ High Tea” at Brisbane’s oldest cafe, the Shingle...

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...