Out of the Box is GO!

We had the most fabulous time at the first day of Out of the Box Festival yesterday and are back tomorrow...oh and pretty much every day for two weeks #oooooops. This is the last...

Slow Communication Station

Our Junior School Library has a makerspace zone, and we incorporate high tech and low tech makerspace ideas into our library planning and teaching – you can read more about this here and here. I...

Share a Story Calendar

Share a Story Calendar ‘Stories tell us who we are. They teach us empathy so we understand who others are. They give us the power to imagine and create the future.’ – Jackie French Image Credit...

Books Inspire Action: Land of the Dinosaurs!

Land of the Dinosaurs! PudStar has never really been enamored with the sandpit. We spent SO LONG building the thing and struggling with barrow after barrow of sand up our hill (think 90 degree angle) and she’s...

Celebrity Gardeners and Books for Young Eco Warriors

Celebrity Gardeners and Books for Young Eco Warriors Isn’t it lovely when you meet a ‘celebrity’ in real life and they are exactly as you imagined them? ChickPea and I were fortunate enough to meet Costa...

Spineless Classics

Spineless Classics I’ve spoken before about creating a print rich environment - surrounding your children with print in all forms. Well I’ve just added the most amazing print form to my library -  a Spineless...

Slow Communication: Snail Mail

Slow Communication: Snail Mail I am an out and out social media lover and my phone bings and dings at me day and night with emails from five different accounts. It would be fair to...

Top Ten Middle Grade Books of 2015

...according to me anyway! I love this reading age so much - I love watching young readers move from books with a simple linear story line, to plots which are complex and which open up eyes...

My Best Three Family Friendly Destinations in Brisbane

My Best Three Family Friendly Destinations in Brisbane Brisbane how I love thee. I love your coffeeshops and bookshops. I love your weather and access to beaches. I love your birds, creeks and parklands. I...

Raising a Reader

Raising a Reader A LOVE of reading, that most important factor in becoming a lifelong reader, begins at home with powerful children’s books and a house full of words. Award winning author and vocal read-aloud...