KIDLIT :: THE BUSHFIRE BOOK :: Polly Marsden & Chris Nixon

My 6 year old has been quite nervous about fire since the bushfires that burned across Australia last summer – worrying about it even during the winter months. I wasn’t really sure how we would deal with moving into the upcoming summer and fire season, so I was really pleased to receive a copy of […]

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Review :: More Than a Kick :: Tayla Harris

I love footy. I grew up in Victoria, I barracked for the Hawks and was crazy for anything with brown and gold stripes. I obsessed over the games and the stats and the players. I never had a chance to play – it actually never occurred to me that I could! I can honestly say […]

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Kidlit :: Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet :: Kate Pankhurst

Hello and happy International Woman’s Day! I have always loved reading stories about wonderful women, and now as a mum it’s really important to me to share those sorts of stories with my daughter. Luckily there’s a bunch of amazing kids’ books around that put the spotlight on women and their achievements. This one, Fantastically […]

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Review :: Marvel Museum: The Story of the Comics

Another book that I think would make a fantastic gift tonight – Marvel Museum: The Story of the Comics, which is new out from Scholastic (who kindly sent me this copy). This book is a thing of beauty – it is a large format, with a hardcover, and really fun endpapers inside the front cover, […]

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Book Stack :: Nonfiction November

I’m terrible at reading nonfiction. I didn’t realise quite how little of it I read until I was looking through my Goodreads shelves to see what titles I’d read lately and saw that I haven’t read a single nonfiction book this year, and I think I only one or maybe two last year. For the […]

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#kidlit :: travel books

One of the things we look forward to every month is the arrival of our Inspire Book Box.  Each box is packed with books, activities, and ideas around a particular theme. There have been a few months where the theme has been absolutely perfectly timed for us – August was one of these. We had […]

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