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Tell Me a Picture by Quentin Blake

I love art. I don’t always understand it, but I love it. I love how art draws out emotions and reactions from you. I love how a piece of art can encourage conversation and questions. My two are already regulars at various art galleries. When they were under one they seemed to prefer Cubism – I… Read more »

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Laika The Astronaut by Owen Davey

Laika is a stray on the streets of Moscow, until she is chosen to be the first animal into orbit. Most children I know have gone through a fascination of all things space at some point. Given, ‘Laika’ is our dog’s name (let’s just say my husband hasn’t quite outgrown his space fascination), I couldn’t… Read more »

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Eric by Shaun Tan

I have two favourite places in Canberra – the National Gallery and the National Library (and how convenient that they are so close to each other). On the weekend, as a part of my 101human privileges, I was lucky enough to attend a workshop on social media and blogging at The National Gallery. I would’ve… Read more »

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Teaching Children About War and ANZAC Day

Tomorrow is ANZAC day. We all have different perspectives about war and the special days set aside as a time of remembrance. But no matter what your views, at some point you will be asked some fairly tough questions by your ever curious children. So how do you explain something as complex as war, let… Read more »

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Luke’s Way of Looking

Ever felt like you don’t quite fit the mould? Or see things a little differently to everyone else? Then you’d be able to empathise with Luke. Luke’s Way of Looking is written by Nadia Wheatley and illustrated by Matt Ottley. What a magical partnership! The story is inspiring and the pictures are captivating. I read… Read more »