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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...

Five Reasons Children Should Read Humour

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...

Mem Fox: ‘Possum Magic’

Mem Fox: 'Possum Magic' Once upon a time, but not very long ago, deep in the Australian bush, there lived two possums. Their names were Hush and Grandma Poss. Grandma Poss made bush magic… Did you...

Review of ‘Amelia Ellicott’s Garden’

Review of ‘Amelia Ellicott’s Garden’ Written by Liliana Stafford and Illustrated by Stephen Michael King Publisher:  Scholastic Australia Themes: community, gardening, chickens, urban life, friendship, sharing. Pud had a friend over the other afternoon for a play. Deciding...

Book People: Narelle Oliver

Book People: Narelle Oliver Today I am so pleased to be introducing you to the amazing Narelle Oliver. I have known Narelle for many years now and I always enjoy a good laugh and a...

Review of ‘1000 Dot-to-Dot Books’

Review of '1000 Dot-to-Dot Books' I’ve been a fan of the Thomas Pavitte’s ‘1000 Dot-to-Dot’ books for some time now. I believe they are the perfect gift for anyone - young and old alike! Especially...

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...

‘Review of Weirdo’

Review of 'Weirdo' Every so often I love to invite young readers I know and admire to submit reviews to Children’s Books Daily. You can see all the ‘child reviews’ if you click on this...

Review of ‘My First Day at School’

Review of ‘My First Day at School’ Written by Meredith Costain and illustrated by Michelle Macintosh Publisher: Windy Hollow Books Age Range: Early childhood – lower primary Themes: starting school, excitement, nerves, new experiences, verse, poetry, visual literacy. We...

Cheaper than Therapy: ‘1000 Dot-to-Dot Books’

Cheaper than Therapy: '1000 Dot-to-Dot Books' I’ve been a fan of the Thomas Pavitte’s ‘1000 Dot-to-Dot’ books for some time now. They are the perfect gift for anyone - young and old alike! Especially perfect...