Kids Books with Michaela – LEGO
Oct10

Kids Books with Michaela – LEGO

“I’m Batman. I’m awesome. I’ve got a nine pack.” If you are familiar with these lyrics then you are probably a parent of school-aged kids, like I am! If you haven’t seen The LEGO Batman Movie yet…...

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Juicy Science – an event and a book review
Oct06

Juicy Science – an event and a book review

The October school holiday theme this year was ‘Science You Can Eat’ and on Tuesday at Success Library, we had great fun exploring and eating juicy science! We performed three...

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Pram Jam with David – In the Garden
Sep26

Pram Jam with David – In the Garden

It’s Spring, it’s holiday season and the weather is beautiful all the time! Well, that’s what I was thinking before the long weekend started: buy some mulch, buy some plants, buy...

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Children’s Book of the Year Winners 2017
Aug18

Children’s Book of the Year Winners 2017

The Children’s Book Council of Australia announced their annual award winners this morning as the start of Children’s Book Week 2017. The awards are given to outstanding fiction written...

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Storytime with Michaela – Lions and Tigers
Aug15

Storytime with Michaela – Lions and Tigers

GRRRRR! Last week, our Storytime theme was lions and tigers. It was lots of fun and I do like all sorts of cats, so I decided to write this week’s blog on the same topic. Books about lions and...

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Aliens, Ghosts & Vanishings – Book Week Review
Aug10

Aliens, Ghosts & Vanishings – Book Week Review

Aliens, Ghosts and Vanishings: Strange and possibly true Australian stories by Stella Tarakson, illustrated by Richard Morden. Recommended for children aged 10-15. Notable for Eve Pownall Award for...

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A Patch From Scratch – Children’s Book Week Review
Jul08

A Patch From Scratch – Children’s Book Week Review

A Patch From Scratch by Megan Forward was Shortlisted for Crichton Award for New Illustrators and was Notable for Picture Book of the Year Children’s Book Council Awards 2017. As well as being...

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Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks – Review
Jul01

Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks – Review

Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks introduces kids to over 100 animals from 50 parks across all Australian States and Territories. This book was shortlisted in the Eve Pownall Award...

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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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