KIDLIT :: BACKYARD MAGIC :: Wendy Shurety & Harriet Hobday

Tilly wonders what to do when the TV is turned off. A whole new world is opened up for her when a little bird helps her discover the magic of the backyard. We really enjoyed reading Backyard Magic, and while the words were excellent – I always love a story that encourages imaginative play – […]

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KIDLIT :: Bookstagang Best of 2020 Aussie Picture Books

I have had the most wonderful time over the last little while as part of the judging panel for the Bookstagang Best Aussie Picture Books of 2020 list.As well as reading a whole bunch of amazing books (more on them later!) I have had the chance to get to know some wonderful Australian Bookstagrammers, who […]

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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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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 :: 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 :: 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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