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Flexible, Exciting and Immersive

September 25, 2018

  Hidden doors, a magical four metre tunnel, writable wall surfaces, quirky break-out areas and an interactive floor and a lab – you would be forgiven for thinking this is a high-tech activity centre for kids play, however it is a description of the new The John B Fairfax Learning Centre at the State Library of NSW in Sydney. As many […] - Read more


Monster Lovers Unite

Kids may know The Umbilical Brothers from their television series The Upside-Down Show, Disney’s The Book of Once Upon A Timeand The Sideshow and Maisy,but parents will also be familiar with the international comedy duo who have won an Emmy award, Logie award and performed live continuously around the world since they first appeared on the comedy scene. Yet […] - Read more


The Enchantment of Books

September 24, 2018

Bookshops are always exciting places that promise escape from the everyday for adults and children alike, and The Magic Bookshop is no exception. Tiger, Lighthouse and Magician are the three-short tales in this whimsical collection, all setin the bookshop that Ben’s Grandad owns. Ben loves to visit his Grandfather’s bookshop, where he can roam free and […] - Read more


Wizards, Witches and Rebels: Read an extract from The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic

September 18, 2018

Start reading now Wizards of Once: Twice Magic is the second instalment in the bestselling series The Wizards of Once by the unstoppable Cressida Cowell. Your children will already know of her as the author of How to Train Your Dragon and the 8 million copies sold world-wide are testament to the fact that she can […] - Read more


The Wizards of Once, Again: Review The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic by Cressida Cowell

Wizards of Once: Twice Magic is the second instalment in the bestselling series The Wizards of Once by the unstoppable Cressida Cowell. Your children will already know of her as the author of How to Train Your Dragon and the 8 million copies sold world-wide are testament to the fact that she can tell a great […] - Read more


Fun, Action and Intrigue: Review The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler

Frankie Banister and his parents run a hotel but it’s not a hotel that you would have heard of or seen for that matter. The Nothing to See Here Hotel is mostly invisible to the human eye and if you do manage to make it to the entrance, then the waft of foul air will certainly send you […] - Read more


Royal Pain: Read an extract from The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler

Start reading now Frankie Banister and his parents run a hotel but it’s not a hotel that you would have heard of or seen for that matter. The Nothing to See Here Hotelis mostly invisible to the human eye and if you do manage to make it to the entrance, then the waft of foul air will […] - Read more


Inspiration For Little Art Lovers

September 13, 2018

Do you have the next Picasso at your house? After your little art lover has put paint, paper, brushes and pencils all over the house how about introducing them to a range of different artists and artwork? This list of stunning art books will get you started. The perfect inspiration for another artistic frenzy! A […] - Read more

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Talk to Jessica Townsend

September 12, 2018

The publisher of the award winning Nevermoor series, Hachette Australia, has teamed up with the Sydney Opera House and NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge to offer schools an exciting digital experience with award winning children’s author, Jessica Townsend. On the release of Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow, primary and secondary schools across Australia will have the […] - Read more