Nov 262019
 
'The Corner of my Eye' giveaway

I’ll be honest, I absolutely love writing about all the gorgeous kids’ books I find but I am struggling today. Just last week I lost my amazing Opa, which made this new Walker Books release even more personal, special and quite emotional to me. If you have a wonderful grandpa (or grandma) in your life this book is sure to pull on your heartstrings like it [read more]

Do the Dino Dance

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Nov 242019
 
Do the Dino Dance

After five girls it seems I had totally forgotten how loud, cheeky and active little boys can be. Ted has turned into a big, boisterous two year old who never sits still. He loves noise (he has the deepest, booming boy voice already!) and is always stamping, dancing and singing which is why this colourful VTech character made a perfect gift for him: When you [read more]

SalonDooz: Makeover Time!

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Nov 182019
 
SalonDooz: Makeover Time!

While most Australian kids are impatiently waiting for Christmas Day to arrive, our six half Dutchies are first counting down the days until Sinterklaas. With only 19 days to go until our special night the house is buzzing with excitement. The kids are making drawings and wish lists, we are baking (and eating) lots of pepernoten and watching Sinterklaas shows on the Dutch satellite. Of [read more]

A is for Apple

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Nov 162019
 
A is for Apple

Time can’t go fast enough for our Hattie who will be having her first taste of kindy next week. She enjoys art and craft, she can’t get enough of outside play and dressing up and she loves music and dancing… sadly learning her letters is a different story. Just like with her older siblings we’ve turned to the magic of fridge magnets to help her [read more]

Nov 152019
 
Where's Wally? giveaway

As a busy mum of six I try to be as organised as possible for the Christmas season. I generally get my shopping sorted early and aim to get a good combination of fun, practical and educational gifts that are durable and will be enjoyed by all. With the big Summer holidays rapidly approaching I am always on the look out for presents that will [read more]

Nov 042019
 
Cooee Mittigar giveaway

Thanks to the recent closing of Uluru there is a shiny new spotlight on the traditional owners of Australia, their rights to protect their sacred sites and the many ways others can treat Australia’s indigenous people with the respect they deserve. The indigenous community has the most amazing stories to tell and Magabala Books makes them available to all. Today we’re learning about the beauty of [read more]

Madame Badobedah giveaway

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Oct 312019
 
Madame Badobedah giveaway

It’s a tricky transition, from beautiful picture books to big novels. When you’ve finally mastered reading and are starting to enjoy longer stories, you immediately have to give up gorgeous illustrations… or so it seems. I was so excited to discover a wonderful children’s book by Roald Dahl’s granddaughter Sophie Dahl that combines the best of both worlds and it’s definitely worth a read: With its large [read more]