10 Best Board Books by Indigenous Authors

In recent times there have been some beautiful board books for babies and toddlers written by Aboriginal authors and I’m really excited to share my favourites with you. These books simply did not exist my own children were small. In fact, twenty years ago I was unable to find any children’s books at all …

5 Perfect Books to Give as a New Baby Gift

Let’s talk about giving books as a new baby gift. If, like me, you love to read, books are probably your go-to gift for small humans. And, really, what could be more wonderful than giving a beautiful book to a new baby to start him or her on their reading journey? Book gifts are special and they’re my …

International Women’s Day Books for Kids

International Women’s Day 2021 is on Monday 8 March and I’ve got ten great books for you to share with your children to help kick-start a discussion about this important day. So why do we have an International Women’s Day? Throughout history, as human beings have sought to push the boundaries of knowledge and exploration, women have been at …

What is a Refugee?

What is a refugee? It’s a question I hear often from children. I teach across a number of primary schools in Sydney and have a couple of lessons and activities I do around the experience of refugees. Interestingly, though the word ‘refugee’ comes up a lot in the media and children hear it all the time, I find that many children don’t actually know what makes a person a refugee.

Why Books Are the Best Baby Shower Gift

I think books make the best baby shower gift. Now, as you may know, I create gift baskets for small humans filled with books so I’m obviously a bit biased but there are some really good reasons why you should put books on the top of your list when it comes to looking at gift options for a baby shower. Here are my top five reasons why books make …

12 Great Christmas Books for Kids

There are lots of Christmas books for kids in the shops at this time of year. The covers feature reindeer, Santa and lots of snow and glitter and the books, at first glance, look like they might be fun. But take a closer look, turn a few pages and many of the books start to look a bit … well … gimmicky. A bit cartoon-y and boring. To me, the vast majority of these books lack charm …