Kate and the Thing

Heidi Cooper Smith made me want to smile, cry, laugh and tap into every emotion possible when reading this story.  She has beautifully captured a child’s feelings about new situations and the illustrations are just WOW!

Shout Out to the Girls

Shout Out to the Girls is my definite pick of the month for a must have book, especially for Australian children and teens.  With all the royalties going to The Smith Family charity you not only get to read the book but help those in need.

Congratulations to the various Penguin Random House women that put this together, I thank you for opening my mind to possibilities.

CBCA Night of the Notables

Congratulations to all those that have made it to the notables list , I am super proud of the quality of Australian literature, the children of Australia are so blessed to have such good quality books at their fingertips, and for those children that don’t let’s make it possible.