Six Months of Grief

Long post alert...and it's not about books so click back one for books if that is more your thing. It sure is more mine than #grieftown. This week marks six months since we lost Dan...

Top Twenty Magazines for Kids

Each year around this time I publish a list of magazines for kids – good ones for aunts, uncles, parents, grandparents to gift to little people for Christmas. Magazines are the gift that keeps...

Book Club: The War that Saved My Life

Tonight is Girl Zone Book Club – a group I run for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life – mother, aunt, grandma, older sister, cousin, family friend…even a dad or...

Every Writer Needs an Office

So. I'm writing a book. Allegedly. Dear glory I hope Kristina from UQP is not reading this...but I promise it will one day sit alongside those lovely UQP spines above! It's been a *&%@#$...

Books for Children on Separation and Divorce

A lovely member of the Your Kid's Next Read Facebook group asked the other day about books for young children which help to explain divorce. I had done a post several year ago on...

Forward Facing Bookshelves

I can't tell you how many people ask me about the bookshelf below, from a blog post back in 2012 (I also cannot believe I've been online that long). I am a huge fan...

Review: ‘Because of You’ by Pip Harry

Title: ‘Because of You’ Author: Pip Harry Publisher: UQP Age Range: 15+ Themes: homelessness, belonging, hope, stereotypes, identity, friendship, addiction, alcoholism, community service, homosexuality, teen pregnancy. ‘Books can save anyone. If they’re the right ones.’ Tiny is 18, homeless and...

Thai-riffic comes to the Stage!

It's Megan here, not back to regular programming, but dipping my toe in as I have been looking at literary options for the upcoming school holidays, when I'm taking the girls to Sydney. My...

Somewhat Bookish Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

I update my Mother's Day gift guide most years on the blog, so that we all (including me) have an easily email-able/text-able to children/husbands/partners! This way they have a nice list of gifts to...

Easter Gifts Part Four: All the Pretty Things

We don’t do lots of Easter gifts, as it's really not about the gifts...but I do rather love the pale colours and PRETTIES that are around at this time of year! Our backyard hens...