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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

  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...

#notsponsored #justlovetheatre #andproductionsbasedonbooks We have just had the most wonderfully busy (BUSY) week experiencing story in all forms at 'Out of the Box' festival in Brisbane. There is nothing better, nothing, than a book or...

#notsponsored #justloveagoodbookproduction 'The Little Prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is one of those books that can see you from childhood through to adulthood, so ageless is its message and its celebration of the things that...

Pud looked at the pile of wrapped presents for the upcoming weekend birthday parties we were off to: 'urghhhhhhhhh, is there anything there that is not a book mummy?'. What can I say? We're...