Pram Jam with Beth – Co-Parenting
Sep05

Pram Jam with Beth – Co-Parenting

Hello all, and welcome to yet another blog post from me! This one is a bit of a tough topic, discussing the transition from parenting as a couple to single parenting. I was reminded during our...

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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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Storytime with Jessica – Children’s Book Week 2017
Aug22

Storytime with Jessica – Children’s Book Week 2017

It’s Children’s Book Week! Which is a wonderful, and very busy, time here in the library. We have lots of events, and a few competitions, on as well as our regular Storytime (with the...

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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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Helen and the Dark Days Club – Review
Aug17

Helen and the Dark Days Club – Review

This novel was nominated as Notable in the Older Readers Book of the Year 2017.   Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club / Alison Goodman Cross Pride and Prejudice with Skulduggery Pleasant and you...

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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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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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Mechanica – Children’s Book Week review
Aug05

Mechanica – Children’s Book Week review

Mechanica : a beginner’s field guide  by Lance Balchin is a unique inclusion to the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Shortlist for Book of the Year 2017. It was also nominated for...

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Pram Jam with David – I’m Sick!
Aug01

Pram Jam with David – I’m Sick!

Well, I’ve timed this rather badly – I was off sick all last week with a nasty cold and wouldn’t you know it, I got better and came back to work just as my next blog is due. Doh!...

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Storytime with Jessica – Song Books

I love music, and one of the nicest trends I have seen over the last few years is illustrators taking songs that I love and turning them into picture books. Music is hugely beneficial for...

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