Essential Reads: Big Hug Books

It's not often that I blog about a series time and time and time again, but then it's not often that I come across a series that I feel so passionately about. The 'Big...

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...

School Holidays HERE WE COME

School holidays are nearly upon us and this is fairly obvious in my house. The small people are over-tired and unable to admit this and, according to #backboy, so am I. I know I'm  my usually bubbly,...

Books for Early Independent Readers

or ‘My Child is Reading Chapter Books and I Can’t Find ANYTHING for Them to Read' At least once a week I receive an email about capable and keen young readers who need books which...

Girl Zone Book Club: Meeting One 2016

Tonight was our first meeting of the year for Girl Zone Book Club – a group I run for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life – mother, aunt, grandma, older...

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...

Top Ten YA Books of 2015

...according to me anyway! These lists are my way of making myself really reflect on what I've read this year in the world of children's and YA literature. It's incredibly hard to narrow down my lists to just ten,...

Books About ASD

Someone asked yesterday on Facebook if I had any books to help explain autism to a high functioning ASD pre-teen. Well yes indeed I do! I've actually been asked this question a number of...

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...

The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made

Title: 'The Amazing True Story Of How Babies Are Made' Author and Illustrator: Fiona Katauskas Publisher: Harper Collins To purchase this book click on title links or cover image. A few weeks ago, we were driving home from school...