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Book Review & Giveaway! Those Pleasant Girls by Lia Weston

What would you do if you finally plucked up the courage to leave your philandering husband? Take your teenage daughter and move back into your childhood home in the small town where you spent all of your childhood years? Doesn’t sound so bad… A quick google on your high school crush tells you that he’s a lot… Read more »

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Book Review and Giveaway: The Fence by Meredith Jaffe

Gwen has a lovely home, surrounded by a magnificent garden which she has designed, grown and cared for over many years. Her garden is a part of who she is. Even more so because her neighbour Babs, who she has shared much of her life with, has created memories with her and their families which are… Read more »

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Book Review & Giveaway: Lift-the-flap Questions and Answers about Space

It is almost like a right of passage that at some stage of their life, every child will be fascinated by Space. Whether it’s the space rockets, the stars or the planets – something always manages to capture their fascination. When that day happens, buy this book. We loved reading this book together. I must… Read more »

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The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon

  “Out of the thousands of children born every single day, at least one of them will turn out to be a dreamer.”   This is by far my favourite quote from the book The Doldrums and really sets the tone for the book. I absolutely loved reading this book and cannot wait until my… Read more »

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Teach Your Child How to Think by Edward De Bono

There are so many books on the market which purport to be able to teach you how to teach your child to think. Unfortunately many of these books are something akin to Chinese Whispers – the ideas that they aren telling you aren’t anything original. They are simply taking a spin on somebody else’s work… Read more »

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In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek

Understanding our feelings and expressing our emotions is a learning process that (I think) takes a life time. The good thing for children, is that there are a lot of books out there to help them understand how to express what they are feeling. A few weeks ago I reviewed the book ‘How Do You… Read more »

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How Do You Feel? by Anthony Browne

I was going to start this by saying that since both my children are of toddler age, I think picture books are really great for helping them understand the emotions they are feeling and how to express them appropriately… and then I remembered I work at a Primary School and even the children who are… Read more »

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We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Sometimes I need to escape the world with a good book…. and it’s been one of those weeks. So I thought this week I’d share a book with you that I’ve been reading. We Never Asked For Wings is written by New York Times bestselling author of The Language of Flowers. I haven’t read The… Read more »

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Ned Kelly and the Green Sash by Mark Greenwood

It would be quite a challenge to grow up in Australia and not have heard of Ned Kelly. He is the hero/thief that has become an infamous part of Australian history. Indeed he has even become immortalised in the art work of Sir Sydney Nolan. Ned Kelly and the Green Sash is told in first person and… Read more »