612ABC Bookworms: Books for Children on the Autism Spectrum

This evening on Bookworms, David Curnow and I discussed books for children on the Autism Spectrum and you can listen to the Soundcloud here. I’m not an expert in the field of autism, these...

Books and Music Dealing with ALL the Feelings!

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 and the really BIG feelings for young people...

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,...

Review of ‘Sad, the Dog’

Written by Sandy Fussell. Illustrated by Tull Suwannakit. Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: early childhood - middle primary (and adult dog/sentiment lovers!) Themes: pets; love; care; family; survival; resilience; happiness; seeking happiness. To purchase this book for your...

Must-Have Children’s Books on Grief, Empathy and Feelings

Must-Have Children's Books on Grief, Empathy and Feelings Talking with David Curnow on 612ABC Brisbane about books which explore feelings and in particular those which support young people who have experienced grief. Listen to the Soundcloud HERE.  I...

Review of ‘Don’t Think About Purple Elephants’

Review of 'Don't Think About Purple Elephants' Written by Susan Whelan. Illustrated by Gwynneth Jones. Publisher: EK Publishing Age Range: Early Childhood – Middle Primary Themes: anxiety; worries; fears; feelings; bedtime; bedtime routines.   To add this book to your home, school or...

Mother’s Day Book Gifts

Mother’s Day Book Gifts: Part One All families are different: some have a mum and some don’t; some have two mums; some have a mum who no longer lives with them; and some have several generations of...

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...