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As a child, I was allowed half an hour of TV a day and that could only be ABC. Clearly I am traumatised by a childhood spent without much access to television and my pop culture...

Click on title links or cover images to read more about each book and purchase.  #loveOzYA Like when I read Claire Zorn's 'One Would Think the Deep', 'The Things we Promise' took me back to my...

I’ve met many children over my years as a teacher librarian who love nothing more than reading every non-fiction book in the library. They crack me up with their topic obsessions and their encyclopaedic...

Click on title links or cover images to purchase books.  I really love books which tap into those parts of young minds that like to dream of future careers. Most young girls I know at...

We are four weeks into Term One here in Queensland and already I'm thinking of the Easter break - mostly because I have no idea how my tired little preppie child is going to...

I’m not a fan of Valentines Day and all that jazz, I do love books about love. There is nothing better than settling into bed with a small, freshly washed child and reading a...

It would be fair to say that I am just a little bit excited about this new book. 'Lucy's Book' is a book for anyone who has ever loved a book with all their...

They invited me back! He of the lovely voice, Mr David Curnow, emailed me recently to invite me back for another year of monthly chats about all things children's and YA books. I really...

Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson loved to write poetry. He loved hunting and fishing and horses, too, especially a horse named Banjo. In this exceptional picture book, young readers can celebrate the life of a...

We are incredibly fortunate to have living with us, a delightful student from Macau, who keeps up totally up to date with all things Chinese, and we greatly enjoy celebrating Chinese New Year with...