Launch of ‘Lucy’s Book’

It would be fair to say that I am just a little bit excited about this new book. 'Lucy's Book' is a book for anyone who has ever loved a book with all their...

Nick Falk and Tony Flowers

Thanks to Penguin Random House, we have just had a visit from Tony Flowers and Nick Falk who are two of my favs in this children's literature business - though I did give up...

NAPLAN Results and the Role of the School Library and Teacher Librarian

I don’t agree with standardized testing such as NAPLAN, but at this point there is no avoiding it, so I will at least use the data to shine a light on an issue I...

Author Visit: Matt Stanton

Yesterday I had Matt Stanton come to school as a visiting author/illustrator, thanks to Where the Wild Things Are/Avid Reader.  I bring as many authors to my school library as is possible as it...

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...

Dyson V6 Absolute Handstick Vacum V The Makerspace Zone

This is not a sponsored post. I was given this Dyson V6 to trial and review and all opinions expressed are my own.  If you’ve been with me here for a while now, you’ll know that I...

A Library…Because #playmatters

My first degree was in Early Childhood Education and it was in this degree that I first fully understood the importance of play. The theory was all learnt at university (thank you QUT Early...

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...

Sad the Dog Mobile Makerspace Workshop

Sad the Dog Mobile Makerspace Workshop If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now or you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you’ll know that our Junior School Library has a very...

Brisbane City Council Library FREE Talks

Brisbane City Council Library FREE Talks (by me!) It would be fair to say that I make extremely good use of the Brisbane City Council Library event services! I book holiday workshops well in advance and...