“Hello pram jam, my old friend I’ve come to sing with you again Because a lyric softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the rhyme that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of … “ [Adapted from “Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel] Hello my old friends, welcome back for another pram jam post with yours truly. Today’s post is going to be about Sight and Sound – that is to say, books that make noise! Why on earth would you want to borrow a noisy book, I hear you say? Well,...Read More
“It’s springtime for manga … and anime!” Well, it’s actually cold and randomly wet but … whatever! You know the drill, here’s some new anime titles you could/would/should watch: Re: Hamatora Season 2. “Having the incredible powers that come with being a Minimum Holder can be a huge advantage to a private detective firm like Hamatora, but how can anyone stop someone who can both come back from the dead and steal your powers at the same time? That’s the problem that now confronts Murasaki and Hajime, and it’s made even more vexing by the fact that the team’s...Read More
On the library’s Kids blog we’ve done quite a few (excellent) posts about the seasons and weather, the great outdoors, all sorts of things to see and do but these are all invariably things that happen during the day – when the sun is up in the sky (even if it’s hiding behind some clouds or rain). It just so happens that there is a whole other side to a regular “day” – and that sunless, dark and mysterious time is called the night! (Pause for dramatic effect). The night is a very interesting time (and place?) and is very different...Read More
Woo-hoo! It’s Children’s Book Week again! Woo-hoo! It’s just like Christmas … without the presents … and the pudding … and the uncle who’s ‘napping’ in the corner, on the floor, behind the lounge because he’s had too much Yuletide ‘cheer’. [Yeah, just not like that – Ed.] It’s even better-er because it has books! That’s right, lots and lots of new and wonderful Australian children’s books; aimed at kids ranging from the very young to the very old, who I think we’re supposed to call ‘young adults’ these days. As part of the lead up to Children’s Book Week...Read More
One of the books I have decided to review for Children’s Book Week this year has made the notables list under the section for Book of the Year: Early Childhood. You can check out the full list in this category here. So, the title I’m going to review is called: Too busy sleeping by Zanni Louise (illustrated by Anna Pignataro). Mum arrives home with the new baby, Reuben. Eleanor (his older sister) gives him a kiss and asks mum if they can play together in the sand pit, but mum says, “the baby is too busy sleeping”. Eleanor wants to do all...Read More
Brrrrr! Winter’s here and it’s cold and wet outside. Finally, a legitimate excuse to stay indoors and have a few anime watching marathons. It’s called a marathon so it still counts as exercise, right? Right! Anyway, you all know the drill: here’s our Winter (anime new to the library) Update: The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. [dvd] Collection Synopsis: “Haruhi Suzumiya was the strangest girl I’ve met in a long time… Before I knew what’s going on, I’ve been dragged into her weird club, and it looks like I’m not the only one who has been drafted into this “SOS...Read More
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