ABC Bookworms: New Children’s and YA Literature

This evening I will be chatting with Sarah Howells on the 612ABC show, Bookworms. Once a month on a Tuesday I am let loose on a radio microphone (me...live...seriously) and allowed to talk books....

QPAC’S Out of the Box Festival: Dad’s Films

#notsponsored #justlove Though I love all aspects of education, my one true love will always be early childhood education, and though all the years it has been going, Out of the Box Festival has remained committed...

Books and Bikes

#notsponsored I know you’ll find this hard to believe, but my children are not natural athletes. They are more the book reading type rather than the bike riding, ball throwing type. I just don’t know who...

Literature Supporting Coding and the Makerspace Movement

My teacher partner, Jackie Child AKA #bestteachingpartnerever is the most insanely energetic, enthusiastic and talented maker, creator and educator that you could ever hope to meet. I am in complete and total awe of...

‘Fairy Dancers’ Bedroom

It would be fair to say that for ChickPea and PudStar, one of their favourite books of the past year would be 'The Fairy Dancers' by Natalie Jane Prior and Cheryl Orsini - my...

How to Make Paper

I have done quite a few 'Slow Communication' workshops at Brisbane City Council Libraries, based on the book 'Snail Mail'.  You can read about my slow communication station in my school library here. We've...

In Praise of a Bunk Bed

#notsponsored ...weird title for a blog post I know, but seriously...I have nothing else but praise for the girls' new bunk bed. And I have a history of raving about bits of furniture I like...

Favourite Reads of 2015: Jo

I've asked some of my fav people and keen readers to share their favourite books of 2015. Like my fav people, these books are a jumble of ages, genres and lengths...I like my friends...

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...

Favourite Reads of 2015: Clare

I've asked some of my fav people and keen readers to share their favourite books of 2015. Like my fav people, these books are a jumble of ages, genres and lengths...I like my friends...