Book Advent 2022

It’s the first Sunday in Advent today, and one of the ways we celebrate the countdown to Christmas each year is with a book Advent calendar. I have written a bit about bookish Advent calendars before (check out this post for more info if you’d like). We’ve tried a few different things as my daughter […]

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Friday Favourites :: 4 March

One of my absolute favourite things about Instagram (and all kinds of social media, really) is the sense of community. I love a good readalong, or blog event (like Top 5 Tuesday!), or photo challenge. One of my favourite regular events on Instagram is The Fiction Feast, which is hosted by the fabulous Ale from […]

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#KidLit :: Seasons in the City :: Megan McKean

My 7 year old has been super interested in learning more about different parts of the world lately – I think she has been quite inspired by seeing the flags and hearing about so many different countries when we’ve been watching the Paralympics and Olympics. In any case, when my friend Barbie from Living Arts […]

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Friday Favourites :: 9 July

I think I mentioned in my favourites post last week about how the past few weeks have seen us in the midst of snap lockdowns and travel restrictions and cancellations of plans and all of that. This week’s favourite is kind of related, because something I’m loving this week is the way the book community […]

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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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