A Trip to the Beach – Review

A trip to the Beach by Gwyn Perkins and published by Affirm Press is a sweet story of Iggy, a gorgeous little cat on a beach adventure. I was first drawn to this book probably because the beach is one of my favourite places, having grown up with surfing as one of my favourite things… Continue reading A Trip to the Beach – Review

Nostalgic Picture Books – Bug’s Bunny’s Carrot Machine

Nostalgic Picture Books -2 This is my second post in my nostalgic picture books series. Did you read Bugs Bunny’s Carrot Machine when you were little? I couldn’t get enough of this story as my Mum would agree. If you were like me, you’d remember being intrigued by the instructions of how to make a… Continue reading Nostalgic Picture Books – Bug’s Bunny’s Carrot Machine

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site – Picture Book Review.

Introduction Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site written by Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld is another one of our favourite bedtime stories at home. Why? It has all sorts of awesome construction site vehicles. You know, the ones you see and immediately point and yell in a panic, “Look! Look! Look!” hoping to high… Continue reading Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site – Picture Book Review.

Picture Book Classics: The Book With No Pictures Review

Ladies and gentlemen. I’m afraid I have some rather chilling news for you. Throughout history, story time has been simple. Authors write stories. You read the stories to your kids. Simple. Well, that’s until The Book With No Pictures showed up. The author, B. J. Novak has used the foundational rules of reading a story… Continue reading Picture Book Classics: The Book With No Pictures Review

13-Story Treehouse review

A whacky story that kids will love.

The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton has been making kids explode with laughter for a decade now. The story is set in Andy and Terry’s 13-Story Treehouse. This is definitely not your average treehouse. It’s like Andy has created a machine that sucks the brainwaves out of his target audience, amplified it… Continue reading 13-Story Treehouse review

Chapter book Review – Ninja Kid Book 1 by Anh Do

What would you do if an army of giant spiders were coming to get you? Thankfully, you don’t have to do anything because Nelson’s got it covered. Nelson was just a typical nerdy kid. He had no idea he was from a line of ninja’s. His dad was a ninja, but his dad had vanished… Continue reading Chapter book Review – Ninja Kid Book 1 by Anh Do

Have You Seen A Tree For Me – Picture Book Review

I was pretty excited to get my hands on Have You Seen A Tree For Me. My sister, Jenni Goodman illustrated it! The story was written by koala expert from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Sarah Eccleston. You don’t have to think back far to remember the horrible bushfires around Australia in 2019 and early 2020 and… Continue reading Have You Seen A Tree For Me – Picture Book Review

Goodnight Little Tough Guy – Picture Book Review

Even all the tough guys and girls around the world need a good night sleep. There are so many important things for your little superheroes to do everyday. Sometimes they are astronauts. Sometimes race car drivers. Sometimes cowboys or cowgirls. Even [Insert your little one’s go-to superhero responsibility here]. After all this heroic work, one… Continue reading Goodnight Little Tough Guy – Picture Book Review

The Other Brother – Picture book review

What do you do when your comfy world that you love is bumped off balance by a new arrival? The Other Brother by Penny Jaye and illustrated by Heidi Cooper Smith is a story that follows Jayden James. His comfy and familiar world is thrown out of rhythm by the arrival of an adopted / foster brother. Jayden James’… Continue reading The Other Brother – Picture book review