CHRISTMASSY :: PICTURE BOOK ADVENT CALENDAR/Basket

One of my favourite things each year is pulling out our favourite Christmas books – and picking some new ones to join them! I always really love the idea of doing a bookish advent calendar, where 24 books are wrapped up and one opened each day in the lead up to Christmas, but I also […]

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KIDLIT :: Step Up, Shine On! :: Angela May George

Kat’s got all the ingredients to go all the way. But she fails her exams-on purpose-to avoid the pressure of the top classes. She kills it in soccer, but never trials for the rep teams. She’s happy to fly under the radar, unlike her oh-so-perfect Wonder Brother. But this year things are shifting. Not least […]

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KIDLIT :: THIS GIRL CAN! :: CORI BROOKE & KATIE ALEXANDER

This girl can be anything.A pilot. A firefighter. A film director.Showing girls all the very many things they can be when they grow up, this book is a playful, inclusive romp through the world of jobs and vocations. I have a special guest reviewer on the blog today to talk about THIS GIRL CAN by […]

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KIDLIT :: The Wild Way Home :: Sophie Kirtley

When Charlie’s longed-for brother is born with a serious heart condition, Charlie’s world is turned upside down. Upset and afraid, Charlie flees the hospital and makes for the ancient forest on the edge of town. There Charlie finds a boy floating face-down in the stream, injured, but alive. But when Charlie sets off back to […]

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KIDLIT :: Just a Rabbit :: Priscilla Pho & Francisco Fonseca

Ethicool Books is a new Melbourne-based children’s book company with a focus on beautiful books tackling big issues to inspire little minds. The reached out recently and asked whether I’d be interested in receiving a copy of their latest release Just a Rabbit (by Priscilla Pho and Francisco Fonseca) – of course I was keen […]

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KIDLit :: This Small Blue Dot :: Zeno Sworder

With a strong message of interconnectedness, hope and empowerment, This Small Blue Dot follows a little girl exploring the big and small things in life. From contemplating our place on this ‘blue dot’ to the best Italian, Chinese and Indian desserts, the book provides a broader, more inclusive view of who we are, where we […]

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