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...

Top Twenty Horse Books for Children

Top Twenty Horse Books for Young Readers Some children go through a stage of wanting to be a pirate, others a fairy, some a dinosaur. Many young ones want to ride horses at some point and...

Top Ten Books About Swimming

Top Ten Books About Swimming It has been insanely hot here in Brisbane, and if we're not in air con...we've been at the local pool, the local park which has an amazing water playground, or...

Ballet Books and Ballet Dresses

Ballet Books and Ballet Dresses There is something truly magical about ballet. To be able to float in layers of tulle and silk, across a stage, with seemingly effortless grace requires precision, strength and skill...

Top Twenty Dragon Books for Children

Top Twenty Dragon Books for Children The Wild Thing is terribly into dinosaurs. She has a dinosaur garden (see here), had a dinosaur party (see here) and has far too many dinosaur books (see here)....

Christmas Books for Children

Christmas Books for Children The time has come. There is no escaping Christmas anymore. If you’ve been reading my blog for a few years now you’ll be aware that I’m not a massive fan of...

Top 20 Picture Books for ANZAC Day

Top 20 Picture Books for ANZAC Day plus ANZAC Biscuit Recipe 25th April is ANZAC Day, a day to honour Australian and New Zealanders who have served their countries with such bravery. One of the most...

Top 20 Easter Books

Top 20 Easter Books Easter Gifts Part One My Easter book post last year was well received (see it here), so I thought I’d do a similar list this year and update it with some new...

20 Great Authors for an Author Study

20 Great Authors for an Author Study A few people have asked me to compile all my 'Book People' posts to date into the one blog post. I've hit the magic number of 20 'Book...

Top 20 Gift Books for Babies

 Top 20 Gift Books for Babies Every so often I do an order with Booktopia or Amazon for some of the following titles, which are my all-time favourites as book gifts for babies. I like to have a...