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The Museum Book by Jan Mark

I think the first line of the book, explains it perfectly, “Suppose you went into a museum and you didn’t know what it was.” Well this is the book that will help you discover the answer to that question!   At first it all seems rather simple, doesn’t it? A museum is a building that… Read more »

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Powerhouse Museum in Sydney

Located only a short stroll from Darling Harbour, the Powerhouse Museum resides in the old Ultimo Power Station. This museum is comprised of twelve permanent exhibits, covering science, technology, design and decorative arts, engineering, architecture, health and medicine, fashion and contemporary culture. However, the purpose of our visit was for two things – The Wiggles… Read more »

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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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The Girl Who Made Rainbows by Peter Warrington

There was a girl in the city and she loved rainbows. What would you do if the thing you loved most, one day disappeared altogether? That was what this little girl was faced with, when one day it stopped raining. Without rain, she couldn’t see her beloved rainbows. This charming little book takes us on… 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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Press Here

“Press Here” by Herve Tullet is a book made for boys. It always amazes me how boys need to touch and press everything. I realise not ALL boys and SOME girls also come under this category – but for me, boys stand out as compulsive button pressers.  That’s why this book is made for boys…. Read more »

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Hairy Maclary

There is a range of books in the Hairy Maclary range. After Little Miss experienced a trip to the vet with our dog, I thought it was apt that we start with Hairy Maclary’s Rumpus at the Vet.  To be honest, at five months, I think she’s a little young to appreciate this properly. The… Read more »