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Who Do Superheroes Lean On? Review of Super Sidekicks #1: No Adults Allowed by Gavin Aung Than

April 2, 2019

Justice Junior or JJ as he likes to be called has had enough of being the sidekick for Captain Perfect. Not only does he back him up when fighting for justice but he also cleans his headquarters every day, washes his costume after every battle and is then left alone while Captain Perfect is out […] - Read more

Dreamy Picture Books: Author-illustrator Jess Racklyeft reveals her all-time favourite picture books

March 29, 2019

Jess Racklyeft, author–illustrator of There’s Only One Mum Like You, on her five all-time favourite picture books You Belong Here written by M.H Clarke and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault Honestly, any book Isabelle illustrates transports me to a magical, dreamy place, but this one particularly so. The beautiful rhythm of the text as I read it […] - Read more

Are We There Yet?

March 28, 2019

Holidays are the perfect time to listen to audiobooks! They can make time fly on long car trips, can entertain kids hanging around the house or they can educate the whole family. As we head towards April, it’s time to start thinking about the Easter holidays and making sure that the kids will be kept busy! Take […] - Read more

CBCA Short-List Announced

Exciting news just in from the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) who have announced the CBCA Awards Short List. CBCA National Chair Margot Hillel OAM said the 2019 Book of the Year received a record 488 entries and the Short List captures a sweep of Australian lives and stories. “We have well-known Australian authors […] - Read more

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Swap, Connect and Learn

  Registrations are now open for the Great Book Swap An annual initiative of the Indigenous Literary Foundation, the Great Book Swap program, was launched at the South Australian Museum late last week. Students, authors, illustrators and booksellers all annually throw their support behind this great event, attended this year by a number of special […] - Read more

All Mums Are Different: The Inspiration Behind There’s Only One Mum Like You by Jess Racklyeft

  Words | Jess Racklyeft As the mum of two young kids I’m constantly immersed in wonderful picture books that send us on daily adventures. We travel through time (the Jurassic period is a particular favourite at my house!) and to magical worlds of wondrous people and places. But it was while reading one particular […] - Read more

Reading: the secret to a longer life

March 26, 2019

We are all looking for ways to live happier, healthier, fuller lives, – exercising regularly and getting your daily dose of greens is a good start, but did you also know that your reading habit could be adding valuable years to your overall life expectancy? A study conducted by Yale University and published in the […] - Read more

Beautiful Tribute to Mums of All Kinds: Review of There’s Only One Mum Like You by Jess Racklyeft

‘Brave mums, playful mums, cuddly mums, quiet mums – every mum is special in her own way.’ The moment you open There’s Only One Mum Like You, you enter picture book heaven. For those of you who melt upon seeing exquisite illustrations, we’d recommend you quickly make your way to the bookshop or library to check […] - Read more

Keeping Children’s Minds Strong

March 24, 2019

Words | Mary Ryan The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go. Dr Seuss Dr Seuss summed it up perfectly. Reading underpins learning and has the potential to take children to extraordinary places of enjoyment and knowledge. But just like our physical […] - Read more