Dyslexia Empowerment Week 2015

Next week is Dyslexia Empowerment Week Australia-wide, and it's something we always join in with at school. For starters we'll be sharing this fabulous youtube video! For more school related ideas see here. 'Outside...

Dealing with the Ups and Downs of Life with Literature

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 for young people such as grief, serious illness,...

Colouring Books for Children and Adults Alike

Colouring Books for Children and Adults Alike To purchase books click on cover images or title links.  Children have long enjoyed colouring books and they are certainly enjoying a huge resurgence lately, with many book-bestseller-lists containing...

The Kindred Collective

The Kindred Collective emag Volume Two, 'First' of The Kindred Collective emag is out now! I'm very, very fortunate to have a beautiful village of people in my life - family and family friends who've been...

Children’s Books About Separation and Divorce

Children's Books About Separation and Divorce Families come in all forms and, over the years, I’ve shared so many books which encompass all sorts of family’s experiences including; adoption; same-sex parents and grief. Today I’m...

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...

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...

Love is Love

Love is Love “Love is love,” declared Barack Obama, in the aftermath of the supreme court’s landmark decision on gay marriage on Friday,  “and this ruling is a victory for America. This decision affirms what millions...

The Ever so Sociable Reader

The Ever so Sociable Reader (or 'How to Stop Freaking-Out at the Amount of Time Your Child Spends Reading. Alone) Reading is oft considered a solitary pursuit; sitting alone in one’s private home library, cup of...

Must-Have Children’s Books on Grief, Empathy and Feelings

Must-Have Children's Books on Grief, Empathy and Feelings Talking with David Curnow on 612ABC Brisbane about books which explore feelings and in particular those which support young people who have experienced grief. Listen to the Soundcloud HERE.  I...