The Little Prince

#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...

Birthday Party Gift Books

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...

‘The Rabbits’ Come to Brisbane at QPAC

It was with oh, just a teeny tiny *yelp* of excitement (okay I screamed like a crazed librarian) that I greeted the news that ‘The Rabbits’ opera, an Opera Australia and Barking Gecko Theatre...

Review of ‘Derek Danger Dale’

Not to be outdone by his older brother, Lucas, aged 9, has come on board with some reviews for Children's Books Daily. You can see all reviews by young people here. I absolutely love...

Chinese New Year: ‘New Year Surprise!’

We are incredibly fortunate to have living with us, a delightful student from Macau, so Chinese New Year 2016: Year of the Fire Monkey, is being celebrated in style in our household! We’ve always...

Book People: Emma Quay

I have loved the work of Emma Quay ever since 'Bear and Chook' (written by Lisa Shanahan, illustrated by Emma Quay) first landed in my library. It was pretty much love at first sight...

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 ‘Sad, the Dog’

Written by Sandy Fussell. Illustrated by Tull Suwannakit. Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: early childhood - middle primary (and adult dog/sentiment lovers!) Themes: pets; love; care; family; survival; resilience; happiness; seeking happiness. To purchase this book for your...

Doodle Drawing Books for Children

Doodle Drawing Books for Children I recently wrote an article for Kidspot about colouring books for children and adults, and also spoke on Radio National (here) about the calming qualities of colouring books for both...

The ‘Meet…’ Series: ‘Welcome to the World ‘Meet…Sidney Nolan’

The 'Meet...' Series: Welcome to the World 'Meet... Sidney Nolan' Random House has done a simply brilliant job with the 'Meet...' series; a picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's...