Review of ‘Eric Vale, Epic Fail’

Review of 'Eric Vale, Epic Fail' Written by Michael Gerard Bauer, Illustrated by Joe Bauer Age Range: Middle Primary Themes: school, nicknames, friendships, resilience, journal writing, writing, humour Many years ago I was a bridesmaid for Rebecca, someone...

Books to Screen Part Two

Books to Screen Part Two Welcome to Part Two of ‘Books to Screen’, Part One is here. I’m sorting through the awful YouTube clips of book readings and trying to find some absolute gems that young and...

Review of ‘Scarlett, Starlet’

Written and illustrated by Emma Quay Publisher: Harper Collins - ABC Books Age Range: Early Childhood Themes: dance; performing; dogs; family. To purchase any book mentioned here for your home, school or library collection, click on cover image...

Review of ‘A New Friend for Marmalade’

Review of ‘A New Friend for Marmalade’ Written by Alison Reynolds. Illustrated by Heath Mackenzie. Publisher: The Five Mile Press Themes: friendship, difference, tolerance, new experiences, acceptance, cats. There is nothing better than a well-produced picture book about...

Back to School Series: School Lunches Printable Poster

Back to School Series: School Lunches Printable Poster School lunches are the bane of many a parents weekday mornings. I try and stay in the habit of having a freezer stocked with biscuit dough and frozen...

Review of ‘This is a Ball’

Review of ‘This is a Ball’ Written and illustrated by Beck and Matt Stanton Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: I don’t really know what to write here. No really. I don’t. No...

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 ‘I’m Still Awake Still’

Review of 'I'm Still Awake Still' Written and illustrated by Elizabeth Honey. Music composed by Sue Johnson Publisher: Allen and Unwin Age Range: Early Childhood – 80 Themes: bedtime, music, song, rhyme, family, dreams, animals, imagination, lullaby. To add...

‘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...

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...