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Easter Gifts Part Four: All the Pretty Things

We don’t do lots of Easter gifts, as it's really not about the gifts...but I do rather love the pale colours and PRETTIES that are around at this time of year! Our backyard hens...

Jazzy’s Bookshelf…The Mapmaker Chronicles: Beyond the Edge of the Map

Quinn heard an awe-inspiring sound from above and his blood seemed to freeze under his skin. Hardly daring to do so, he looked up and there was the big cat, perched on the edge...

A Literary Easter Gift Supporting MND

My parents regularly attend talks at The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane on many and varied topics and the latest one was on Motor Neurone Disease (MND), with Wayne Patterson as a guest speaker. MND or...

Easter Gifts Part Three: Peter Rabbit

One of the very first books I ever owned was a beautiful collection of Peter Rabbit books and I have all things Beatrix Potter ever since. Every year our Year Three teacher has a...

Easter Gifts Part Two: For the Grownups

I spoke earlier in the week about my love of Easter 'homewares'. I seem unable to resist the whites, greys and pastel perfection of bunnies, bilbies and homewares. I don’t really love Christmas home decor…but...

Kate DiCamillo in BRISBANE!

St Rita's College and Riverbend Books, in conjunction with Walker Books and Read Like a Girl are hosting what is SURE to be a wonderful event for Kate DiCamillo's only public Queensland event. All...

Augmented Reality Books: The Amazing Alphabet

Augmented reality (AR) technology, when combined with a book, simply involves using the camera on a smartphone or tablet to view digital images superimposed over real things, in this case a book. The latest...

Nine Year Old and a Book Update

Today is Pud's ninth birthday* and we celebrated with family yesterday as today is a school day - although, excitement of all excitements...cross country was cancelled today due to rain...a welcome birthday gift from...

Easter Gifts Part One (and special offer)

I have a small obsession with Bed, Bath and Table Easter 'stuff' #notsponsored #justhaveissues. Every year I tell myself that I will not purchase more, and every year I purchase more. I seem unable...

612ABC: Bookworms

Tis only March and the publishing world has already released some excellent new children's and YA titles this year - I fully believe Australian publishers are some of the best in the business: they...