BLOGMAS Day 4: My Fave Xmas Traditions

Today's post is largely inspired by Iceland's Jólabókaflóð or "Yule Book Flood' where families gift each other books and chocolate on Christmas Eve and spend the night reading. Like most booklovers, I find this tradition both fascinating and heart warming; it seriously sounds like the best way to spend the night. While I've been unsuccessful … Continue reading BLOGMAS Day 4: My Fave Xmas Traditions

BLOGMAS DAY 29 REVIEW: Welcome to Country by Aunty Joy Murphy & Lisa Kennedy

Published: 1st April 2016 Publisher: Black Dog (Walker Books) Pages: 32 Format: Hardback Picture Book RRP: $26.99 5/5 Stars  Welcome to the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People. We are part of this land and the land is part of us. This is where we come from. Wominjeka Wurundjeri balluk yearmenn koondee bik. Welcome to … Continue reading BLOGMAS DAY 29 REVIEW: Welcome to Country by Aunty Joy Murphy & Lisa Kennedy

BLOGMAS DAY 28 REVIEW: Painted Ponies by Alison Lester

Published: 5th November 2019 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia Pages: 32 Format: hardback  picture book (hired from the library) RRP: $24.99 4/5 Stars  A little girl whose family runs a travelling show falls in love with some wild ponies...but what will she do when she realises they long to be set free? Matilda loves staying … Continue reading BLOGMAS DAY 28 REVIEW: Painted Ponies by Alison Lester

BLOGMAS 2019 DAY 27 : Five-Star Reads Predictions for 2020

I've fallen down the booktubers worm-hole A LOT this year, and have a bunch of new features that I'm hoping to incorporate into the blog in 2020. One of which I've fallen in love with after seeing it featured on both BooksandLala and Chandler Ainsley is the 2020 five-star predictions posts. As the name suggests, … Continue reading BLOGMAS 2019 DAY 27 : Five-Star Reads Predictions for 2020

BLOGMAS Day 22 REVIEW: That Christmas Feeling by Lili Wilkinson and illustrated by Amanda Francey

Published:  27th September 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 32 Format: Hardback Picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP:$19.99 4/5 Stars Dottie is waiting for the Christmas feeling to arrive—that fizzy, excited feeling, where everything is a bit magical. But this year, Dottie, her brother, Jem, and their dog, Shortbread, are staying with Grandma and … Continue reading BLOGMAS Day 22 REVIEW: That Christmas Feeling by Lili Wilkinson and illustrated by Amanda Francey

BLOGMAS Day 21 REVIEW: Tea & Sugar by Jane Jolly and Robert Ingpen

Published: 1st November 2014 Publisher: National Library of Australia Pages: 36 Format: Hardback Picture Book (Borrowed from the library) RRP: $24.99 5/5 Stars Age range 5+ The Tea and Sugar train only came once a week on a Thursday. But the special Christmas train only came once a year. Today was Sunday. Four more days … Continue reading BLOGMAS Day 21 REVIEW: Tea & Sugar by Jane Jolly and Robert Ingpen

BLOGMAS DAY 15: Review – Macca’s Christmas Crackers by Matt Cosgrove

Published: 1st October 2018 Publisher: Koala Books (an imprint of Scholastic Australia) Pages: 24 Format: Hardback Picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP: $17.99 4/5 Stars Christmas is here! Christmas is Macca's favourite time of year. He loves thinking up amazing presents for his friends. But when he looks in his piggy bank, he finds … Continue reading BLOGMAS DAY 15: Review – Macca’s Christmas Crackers by Matt Cosgrove

BLOGMAS Day 14 REVIEW: There Is Something Weird in Santa’s Beard by Chrissie Krebs

Published: 31st October 2016 Publisher: Penguin Random House Children Pages: 32 Format: Hardback Picture Book RRP: $19.99 3/5 Stars Look out - it's the blob that ate Christmas! Lovely Santa. He brings joy and gifts to children around the world. Secretly, he’s also a bit of a slob. He loves snacking on the treats children … Continue reading BLOGMAS Day 14 REVIEW: There Is Something Weird in Santa’s Beard by Chrissie Krebs