Storytime with Karen – Silly
Oct24

Storytime with Karen – Silly

Dr. Seuss is on the loose. He’s hunting for words that are silly and absurd. To quote Dr. Seuss ‘Fun is good’. And silly stories and rhymes for children can be fun. Which is...

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Bear Make Den – Children’s Book Week Review
Aug25

Bear Make Den – Children’s Book Week Review

The book Bear Make Den reviewed by Julie for Children’s Book Week 2017 Bear Make Den was long-listed as a 2017 Notable Early Childhood Book  by the Children’s Book Council...

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Something Wonderful – Children’s Book Week Review
Aug24

Something Wonderful – Children’s Book Week Review

Something Wonderful illustrated by Karen Blair and written by Raewyn Caisley Here is another lovely book to be nominated as a “notable book” by The Children’s Book Council of Australia...

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A Most Magical Girl – Children’s Book Week Review
Aug23

A Most Magical Girl – Children’s Book Week Review

A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee was Shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year – Younger Readers. I read this book while travelling. And I...

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Ten Little Owls – Children’s Book Week Review
Aug21

Ten Little Owls – Children’s Book Week Review

Children’s Book Week is here (as if you didn’t already know!) and one of the books on the notables list for Book of the Year: Early Childhood, is: Ten Little Owls by Renee Treml Straight...

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Mrs Whitlam – Children’s Book Week Review
Aug12

Mrs Whitlam – Children’s Book Week Review

‘Marnie Clark dreams of owning a horse and having the whole world to ride it in.’ Mrs Whitlam by Bruce Pascoe Like Marnie Clark, I also dreamed of having a horse of my own. My dream...

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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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Kid’s books with Melody – The Percy Jackson Series
Aug08

Kid’s books with Melody – The Percy Jackson Series

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by Rick Riordan, is a series of 5 books (known as a pentalogy) that follow the story of a young Percy Jackson who has dyslexia and gets into constant trouble at...

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Ruby Wishfingers – Children’s Book Week Review
Jul29

Ruby Wishfingers – Children’s Book Week Review

Ruby Wishfingers: Skydancer’s Escape by Deborah Kelly and illustrated by Leigh Hedstrom Ruby Wishfingers: Skydancer’s Escape was Notable in the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s...

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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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