#notsponsored #notgifted #justlove #loveastoryicanwear I am not hugely sentimental and have excellent librarian culling skills. I repurpose or rehome items all the time and don't hang onto school yearbooks, childhood 'treasures', old band t-shirts (sorry about...

Recently, the American Paediatric Association have said that the 3 most important things for babies are immunisation, breastfeeding and being read aloud to (read more here) and that Dear Blog Readers, is music to my ears!...

This is not a sponsored post and I have no affiliation with this organisation - but jeepers am I am impressed with them.  PudStar has just spent two weeks of her school holidays at the...

Review of 'Billie's Super Dooper Adventures' Anyone with young readers' will be well and truly familiar with the 'Billie B Brown' and 'Hey Jack' series by Sally Rippin, they are something of a phenomenon and...

'The Brothers Quibble': 2015 ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime Author/illustrator Aaron Blabey continues to produce one brilliant book after another and ‘The Brothers Quibble’ is pure literary gold, so I was delighted to see it chosen...

Jackie French: Senior Australian of the Year Though at just 61, she is surely too young to be called 'senior', Jackie French has today (25/1/15) been named as the very deserving recipient of the Senior...

Review of ‘Refuge’ Written by Jackie French Publisher: Harper Collins Teaching Notes:  Written by Robyn Sheahan Bright (amazing BTW) Awards: TO COME – there will be many. Age Range: 11 – 111 Themes: refuges; asylum seekers; boat people; nations; fantasy;...

Everyone Needs a Nana Blanket There is a Story Behind Every Stitch My Nan is 86 and she is just a little bit fabulous. She loves her five great granddaughters and the feeling is mutual. The...

Review of ‘Dreamers’ Written by Ezekiel Kwaymullina. Illustrated by Sally Morgan. Publisher: Fremantle Press Age Range: early childhood and dreamers of all ages. Themes: Aboriginal Australians; dreamtime; dreaming; children; childhood; imagination; play; wonder. To add this book to your...

Five Reasons Children Should Read Humour (Notes from Andy Griffith’s session at CBCA Conference, Canberra, 2014) Books by Andy Griffiths are madness and brilliance personified and I’m yet to find a reader who has not enjoyed...