How Hazel Edward's Grandchild Inspired Ho! Ho! Ho! There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake
Hazel Edwards tells us how 8 year old Henry inspired her latest incarnation of the Hippo series and we try and work out how to get ourselves adopted....
Written by Debbie Hatswell on Feb 14, 2018
To celebrate the arrival of I Want to be a Rock Star to the Story Mama collection, we interviewed the author Mary Anastasiou about what inspires her stories and how she got started as an author. We also have 2 copies of I Want to be a Rock Star to give away. Read on for all the details.
Written by Debbie Hatswell on Nov 10, 2017
We've gone back through the records and shuffled books in and out of this list, but here it is! Our Annual Top Children's Books for 2017 List.
Picture books can inspire a love of travel and adventure in little kids. These are our favourites set in amazing cities of the world or about the adventure of travel.
Written by Debbie Hatswell on Oct 24, 2017
Looking for Halloween gifts for kids and wanting something without sugar? We have the answer.... Books! Plus you get to read them aloud together next year.
Choosing books can be overwhelming as there are so many thousands published every year and it can be hard to know the right book for the right age group. Here are our Top 10 picture books for 5 year olds
All in the name of pre-birthday research, we explore our top 10 picks for 4 year olds
Ever wondered what the top 10 books for 3 year olds are according to a childrens bookseller? We have the low-down here.
Studies show that reading to kids from birth help improve their literacy skills and school outcomes, but what should you be reading to a baby? Here are our favourites.
So your little one is just starting to take an interest in picture books and wants to turn the pages, lift the flaps and chew on them. Which ones to get?
In preparation for orientation days and starting school next year we are reading aloud picture books that touch on schoolish things. Here are our recommended books for children that deal with starting school.
With December fast approaching now is the time to be sourcing your books to read aloud for the festive season. Here are our all time favourites to treasure.
Written by Debbie Hatswell on Aug 17, 2017
All the fun from the CBCA Book of the Year Awards at Goverment House in Hobart!
We recently enjoyed reading a preview copy of The Alien Zoo... and You! So much we want to share with you this interview with it's author Adrian Beck. Also read on to go in the running for your very own copy!