Five on Friday: Five Fav Reads of the Week

I'll be on Facebook live over at Children's Books Daily on Friday 1st Feb at 4pm (Brisbane time) talking about all these books! To purchase any of these titles from Booktopia or read more about...

Literary Tour to Shanghai International Literary Festival

‘Travelling Book Club’ week in Shanghai. Literature, inspiration, conversation, authentic cuisine and truly absorbing explorations of old and new China. This post is not sponsored in any way, I just had to share the details because...

Five on Friday: Five Fav Reads of the Week

To purchase any of these titles from Booktopia or read more about them – click on title links! 'Sleep Tight, Platypup' by Renee Treml 'Wrestle' by Charlotte Mars etc 'The House on the Mountain' by Ella Holcombe...

Review + Teachers’ Notes: ‘Starting School’

Title: Starting School Author: Jane Godwin Illustrator: Anna Walker Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Themes: starting school, friendships, school, diversity, families, teachers, classrooms, schools, playgrounds, new experiences.  Click on title links or cover image to purchase. Tim, Hannah, Sunita, Joe and Polly are all off...

Five on Friday: Five Fav Reads of the Week

To purchase any of these titles from Booktopia or read more about them – click on title links! 'All the Ways to Be Smart' by Davina Bell. Illustrated by Alison Colpoys 'Find Your Tribe' by Rebecca...

Review + Teachers’ Notes: ‘Tiggy and the Magic Paintbrush: A Musical Show’

Title: Tiggy and the Magic Paintbrush: A Musical Show Author: Zanni Louise Illustrator: Gillian Flint Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont Age Range: early childhood; lower primary; independent readers Themes: music, painting, art, The Arts, imagination, creativity, friendship, feelings, nerves, resilience. Author Zanni Louise adds a touch of...

Books and ALL of the Things for Back to School

Congratulations! You've made it through Christmas and New Year celebrations and now we're heading right on into 'Back to School Season'. The girls' book packs for this year arrived just a few days before...

Five on Friday: Five Fav Reads of the Week

I’ll be talking about these books on Facebook live at 4pm Brisbane time this Friday 11 January. Come and say hello - you'll find my on my Children's Books Daily Facebook page. If you...

Five on Friday: Five Fav Reads of the Week

I'll be talking about these books on Facebook live at 5:30pm Brisbane time on the 14/12/18. Come and say hello! To purchase any of these titles or read more about them – click on title...

Children’s Books Daily in Bali

If you are looking for a post about top tips for Bali holidays, this is not the blog post for you. I do books remember? If however, you would like to know about the...

Review + Teachers’ Notes: ‘Puffin the Architect’

Title: Puffin the Architect Author/Illustrator: Kimberly Andrews Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Themes: animals, homes, animal homes, architecture, professions, STEAM, STEM, design, family Click on title links or cover image to purchase. There is so much to love about this picture book by Kimberly...

Review + Teachers’ Notes: ‘Dinosaur Day Out’

Title: Dinosaur Day Out Author/Illustrator: Sara Acton Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: early childhood Themes: dinosaurs, museums, books, family, Sydney Click on title links or cover image to purchase. Siblings Sally and Max are off to see the dinosaurs at the museum with...

Best Book Gifts for Newly-Independent Readers

This list of must-have books is for little readers who are just starting their independent reading journey and can read a text with minimal assistance. Age range varies here as reading progression happens at...

Best Book Gifts for 9-12 Year Olds

Those tricky middle primary readers huh? There is such huge variance in their reading ages and stages and that’s not even taking into consideration their reading interests. The list below is a combination of...

Five on Friday: Five Fav Reads of the Week

This will be my last 'Five on Friday' for two weeks as the girls and I are off to Bali - this is the REPLAY of last years botched attempt to avoid our first...

Your Kid’s Next Read Book Lists: The ONE Book I’m buying this Christmas

Recently in the Your Kid's Next Read Facebook group, Allison Tait asked members to name the one book they are definitely recommending or buying for a young reader this Christmas. BEHOLD! This epic list...

Five on Friday: Favourite Reads This Week

Quite literally, this post is as the title suggests, my five favourite reads of the week! I'll be presenting these on Facebook Live each week through the Your Kid's Next Read group or my...

Your Kid’s Next Read Book Lists: Best Books for 3-8 Year Olds

One of my fav places to hang out on Facebook is the Your Kid's Next Read (YKNR) group, started in 2016 by author Allison Tait and moderated by Al, along with author Allison Rushby...

Best Book Gifts for Babies

Babies will start to show interest in books earlier than you may think. They will reach for and explore board books and bath books as soon as they can reach for a toy. From...

Best Book Gifts for Toddlers

This age bracket adore books and language and as they are still learning the mechanics of how a book works they to use all their senses to ‘read’ a book; chewing and ripping may...