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Books for Children on Separation and Divorce

A lovely member of the Your Kid's Next Read Facebook group asked the other day about books for young children which help to explain divorce. I had done a post several year ago on...

Forward Facing Bookshelves

I can't tell you how many people ask me about the bookshelf below, from a blog post back in 2012 (I also cannot believe I've been online that long). I am a huge fan...

Review: ‘The Book of Secrets’: Ateban Cipher #1

Happy book birthday to Allison Tait and her new baby, 'The Book of Secrets: Ateban Cipher #1'! While I have read and loved 'The Book of Secrets' myself, I have asked Trish Buckley to...

Review: ‘Because of You’ by Pip Harry

Title: ‘Because of You’ Author: Pip Harry Publisher: UQP Age Range: 15+ Themes: homelessness, belonging, hope, stereotypes, identity, friendship, addiction, alcoholism, community service, homosexuality, teen pregnancy. ‘Books can save anyone. If they’re the right ones.’ Tiny is 18, homeless and...

Bookworms: ABC Radio

This evening I will be on ABC Radio (612ABC) at 8:30pm talking with Trevor Jackson about my favourite books of the past month or so. I've got way too many to talk about and...
Review D-Bot Squad by Mac Park

Three great books for boys (5-9)

Boys are notoriously tricky to engage with reading, which is one reason Megan loves sharing book reviews from young blogger Book Boy. The following three books for boys are all reviewed by Book Boy...

For All Creatures by Glenda Millard and Rebecca Cool

I recently discovered that my library copy of 'For All Creatures' was missing in action and I rather scrambled to find a replacement as it is one of my all time favourite picture books...
Spaces in Bedroom for Books

Statement from Children’s Books Daily

To my wonderful readers, You deserve an explanation. My husband died suddenly a few months ago. My two little girls and I, and extended family, have been broken by the loss of a wonderful husband, father,...

Book Week Costumes

If you're a teacher librarian in a school, particularly a primary school, Book Week is will no doubt be one of your busiest weeks of the year. Last week was the turn of the...

Review of ‘Kookoo Kookaburra’

I have most excellent neighbours - I really do. I always knew this, but the past few months has really proven this; the care they have shown the girls and I, as well as...