Children’s Book Council of Australia announces 2021 Book of the Year shortlist.

The prestigious awards for children’s books, the CBCA Book of the Year awards have announced their 2021 shortlist. The categories are. Book of the year: older readers Book of the year: younger readers Book of the year: early childhood Picture book of the year These awards have been around since 1946! They’re the children’s book…

Kids Book Giveaway #2 – Have You Seen A Tree For Me?

Kids Book Giveaway #2 – Have You Seen A Tree For Me?

Update: Competition finished. Congratulations Nicole from St Clair! One gorgeous picture book coming your way! Your chance to win a copy of Have You Seen A Tree For Me? For my next children’s book giveaway, I am giving away a copy of Have You Seen A Tree For Me? Written by Koala expert Sarah Eccleston…

Have You Seen A Tree For Me – Picture Book Review
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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…

Goodnight Little Tough Guy – Picture Book Review
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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…

What am I doing?

I work full time. I have a family. That doesn’t leave a whole lot of spare time. But if you were sitting near me on the bus, you’d see me tapping away on my phone. Most days, just making a small bit of progress on my latest story. Inching towards my dream of becoming published….

The Other Brother – Picture book review
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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’…