Easter Gifts Part Three: Peter Rabbit

One of the very first books I ever owned was a beautiful collection of Peter Rabbit books and I have all things Beatrix Potter ever since. Every year our Year Three teacher has a...

Series: ‘Juliet Nearly a Vet’

Click on title links or cover images to purchase books.  I really love books which tap into those parts of young minds that like to dream of future careers. Most young girls I know at...

International Book Giving Day 2017

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...

Top Ten Posts of the Past Year

Because I accidentally fell into blogging (when Tom set this blog up for me, to put all my reviews in once place) I've never really understood, or cared for, Google Analytics. In fact, in...

It’s BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON!

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...

‘The Tales of Mrs Mancini’: Printables and Craft

‘The Tales of Mrs Mancini’ celebrates the wonder of cake and the magic of friends to solve most of the worries of the world; it is pure creamy, sugary delight and you can read...

The Books and the Bees

It's been a big month for my lovely little Earth Angels at school! Earth Angels is our sustainability group in the Junior School and each year we focus on issues of environmental interest and...

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...

Frances Whiting and Rebecca Sparrow: Book Lovers’ High Tea

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...

Book Lovers’ High Tea

Join two of Qld's favourite book lovers, Frances Whiting (journalist and author) and Rebecca Sparrow (columnist and author) at the inaugural  "Shingle Inn Book Lovers' High Tea" at Brisbane's oldest and most loved cafe, the Shingle Inn City Hall. Frances and Rebecca will  discuss "what are you...