The Gigantic Book of Genes – Children’s Book Week Review
Jun03

The Gigantic Book of Genes – Children’s Book Week Review

Children’s Book Week is an exciting time for library staff and a chance to read books that we may not usually borrow from the library. This week, I’m reviewing a book from the Children’s Book...

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Children’s Book of the Year Shortlist 2017
Apr01

Children’s Book of the Year Shortlist 2017

Children’s Book Council of Australia – Shortlist for Book of the Year 2017 The Children’s Book Council has released the Shortlist for their annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding...

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Children’s Picture Book of the Year 2017
Mar18

Children’s Picture Book of the Year 2017

Children’s Book Council of Australia – Picture Book of the Year 2017 Here is the list of notable books for the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year. This category is...

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Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 2017
Mar17

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 2017

Children’s Book Council of Australia – Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 2017 Here is the list of notable books for the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Eve Pownall Award for...

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Most popular children’s books of 2016
Jan16

Most popular children’s books of 2016

What do The wrong book, Roald Dahl, an Italian mouse, and LEGO have in common? The most borrowed kids’ library books of 2016.   There were over 250,000 loans of kids’ books...

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Storytime with Karen – Monkeys
Nov22

Storytime with Karen – Monkeys

Monkey see, monkey do! This week’s Storytime theme is all about monkeys! You may be familiar with these popular chants: “Monkey see, monkey do, I’m a little monkey too!” or...

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Pram Jams with Mary – Summer
Nov15

Pram Jams with Mary – Summer

At long last, after a very cold winter, summer is finally on its way. You can put the winter clothes away and get the summer shorts and tee shirts out. Mums and dads will be pleased to be able to do...

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Storytime with Melody – Dinosaurs
Nov01

Storytime with Melody – Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are great! This storytime is all about dinosaurs. Seriously, what kid doesn’t love dinosaurs? They’re big, they have weird hard to say names, some are cute and some are scary,...

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2016 Environment Award for Children’s Literature
Sep11

2016 Environment Award for Children’s Literature

Four books to get kids thinking about nature and the environment. The Environment Award for Children’s Literature is awarded annually by The Wilderness Society. This year’s Award covered three...

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Ancestry: Stories of Multicultural ANZACs – Review
Aug27

Ancestry: Stories of Multicultural ANZACs – Review

Ancestry: Stories of Multicultural ANZACs by Robyn Siers and Carlie Walker, part of the Century of Service series. Ancestry: Stories of Multicultural ANZACs  is an Honour Book for this year’s...

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