The 13-Storey Treehouse Comes to QPAC

We are four weeks into Term One here in Queensland and already I'm thinking of the Easter break - mostly because I have no idea how my tired little preppie child is going to...

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...

Review of ‘This is Banjo Paterson’

Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson loved to write poetry. He loved hunting and fishing and horses, too, especially a horse named Banjo. In this exceptional picture book, young readers can celebrate the life of a...

Review of ‘The Patchwork Bike’

When you live in a village at the edge of the No-Go Desert, you need to make your own fun. That’s when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch,...

‘The Song From Somewhere Else’ and the Imaginary Worlds of A.F. Harrold

It is always a great privilege to receive a review from Joy Lawn*...always.  A.F. Harrold has a special kind of imagination. Many readers of children’s books will know his work from his CILIP Kate Greenaway and Carnegie...

Review of ‘The Tales of Mrs Mancini’

Title: 'The Tales of Mrs Mancini' Author: Natalie Jane Prior Illustrator: Cheryl Orsini Publisher: Harper Collins Age Range: early childhood; cake and/or cat lovers of all ages. Themes: community; friendship; family; cats; cake; pastries; bakery; adventure. From the creators of...

Book People: Lance Balchin

So many, many books come across my desk that it takes something pretty special to wow me these days. 'Mechanica' has wowed me and more. It is innovative in a way I have not...

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...

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...

Brisbane Event: Tony Flowers and Nick Falk

  Author Nick Falk and illustrator Tony Flowers are coming to Brisbane for one show only and it is at the St Aidan’s Junior School Library…because our library rocks (just joking. No not really joking...our...