New Australian Children’s Laureate Announced

DUDE! I was super excited to get an embargoed Media Release late last week regarding this announcement and while I am by now well and truly used to dealing with embargoed information, this announcement...

QPAC’s Summer Set Program: Brisbane

The girls and I were invited to attend a preview day for QPAC's popular school holiday family program, 'SummerSet' which runs until the 13th January 2018, however this post is not sponsored and all...

The Dromkeen Librarians Award

My mum and I whipped down to Melbourne this weekend. Poor mum...I'm always referring to her as 'mum' rather than 'Robyn - teacher librarian in her own right and woman who taught me everything...

Thai-riffic comes to the Stage!

It's Megan here, not back to regular programming, but dipping my toe in as I have been looking at literary options for the upcoming school holidays, when I'm taking the girls to Sydney. My...

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...

Cover Reveal! ‘Raymie Nightingale’ in Paperback

In her seventh novel, international bestselling author and twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal Kate DiCamillo blends pathos and humour. 'Raymie Nightingale' is masterful writing and will remain with the reader long after...

Book Launch: Lucy’s Book

The launch of ‘Lucy’s Book’ last week was truly beautiful and a huge thanks must go to St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School for allowing me to host the event in our lovely Junior School...

The 13-Storey Treehouse Comes to QPAC

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...

Launch of ‘Lucy’s Book’

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...

WIN! ‘The Snail and the Whale’ @ QPAC

QPAC in Association with Tall Stories Theatre Company  presents... The Snail and the Whale I know they are best known for ‘The Gruffalo’, but my favourite Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler book has always been ‘The Snail and the...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Live on Stage at QPAC

With Summer holidays approaching fast, tis time to start booking library workshops, arts workshops and theatre experiences for the youngest people in the family. I know many people visit the zoo, beach or bushwalk...

Frances Whiting and Rebecca Sparrow: Book Lovers’ High Tea

Today Pud and I had the absolute privilege to join two of Qld’s favourite authors and book lovers, Frances Whiting (journalist and author) and Rebecca Sparrow (columnist and author) at their inaugural  “Book Lovers’ High Tea” at Brisbane’s oldest cafe, the Shingle...

Book Lovers’ High Tea

Join two of Qld's favourite book lovers, Frances Whiting (journalist and author) and Rebecca Sparrow (columnist and author) at the inaugural  "Shingle Inn Book Lovers' High Tea" at Brisbane's oldest and most loved cafe, the Shingle Inn City Hall. Frances and Rebecca will  discuss "what are you...

Dyslexia Empowerment Week

Next week is Dyslexia Empowerment Week Australia-wide, and it’s something we always join in with at school.  Now in it's fourth year, this national event has been created  to increase awareness of dyslexia in support...

Book Week 2016 Costume Ideas

A version of this article was originally published on Mumtastic, winner of the prestigious OMMA award in 2014, full of smart, practical parenting advice, inspirational ideas for the home, style solutions, and more. One of the most exciting parts...

Nick Falk and Tony Flowers

Thanks to Penguin Random House, we have just had a visit from Tony Flowers and Nick Falk who are two of my favs in this children's literature business - though I did give up...

Writing, Reading and Talking Around the Place

Oh how I love and loathe the literary season, which seems to start in July and end at the end of Brisbane Writers Festival in September. I love it for it's celebration of all...

Author Visit: Matt Stanton

Yesterday I had Matt Stanton come to school as a visiting author/illustrator, thanks to Where the Wild Things Are/Avid Reader.  I bring as many authors to my school library as is possible as it...

Brisbane Event: Tony Flowers and Nick Falk

  Author Nick Falk and illustrator Tony Flowers are coming to Brisbane for one show only and it is at the St Aidan’s Junior School Library…because our library rocks (just joking. No not really joking...our...

‘The Little Prince’ is GO!

#notsponsored #justlovetheatre #andproductionsbasedonbooks Boom! 'The Little Prince', presented by Monkey Baa Theatre Company and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry STARTS TODAY! Still hoping to be magically transported to Sydney...