Posts Tagged: children’s classics

On enduring love

  Last week I was in a Famous Five frenzy, reading the first six books in the series back to back. The first book, Five on a Treasure Island, is on the list of 1001 Children’s Books, but reading up to book

On enduring love

  Last week I was in a Famous Five frenzy, reading the first six books in the series back to back. The first book, Five on a Treasure Island, is on the list of 1001 Children’s Books, but reading up to book

On barley-sugar fingers and the stars Christmas shopping

When I was in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago, I bought a lovely, old fashioned edition of Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers. It is pink and white striped, and has a black and white drawing of Mary Poppins being pulled

On barley-sugar fingers and the stars Christmas shopping

When I was in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago, I bought a lovely, old fashioned edition of Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers. It is pink and white striped, and has a black and white drawing of Mary Poppins being pulled

On hidden gems and treasure

I went to a bookshop yesterday for the first time in a month or so. I wasn’t going to buy anything (really) – I was there to pick up a book for someone else, and my to-read pile is about

On hidden gems and treasure

I went to a bookshop yesterday for the first time in a month or so. I wasn’t going to buy anything (really) – I was there to pick up a book for someone else, and my to-read pile is about

On my bookish week

The last few days have been very booky, which, of course, I think is wonderful. I have spent the last five days in Melbourne, travelling over to do some training with Kid’s Own Publishing, the company you may or may

On my bookish week

The last few days have been very booky, which, of course, I think is wonderful. I have spent the last five days in Melbourne, travelling over to do some training with Kid’s Own Publishing, the company you may or may

On being twinkly and finding magic

There are, obviously, quite a few Roald Dahl books on the list of 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. He is possibly the best children’s writer that has ever been. I read Danny the Champion of

On being twinkly and finding magic

There are, obviously, quite a few Roald Dahl books on the list of 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. He is possibly the best children’s writer that has ever been. I read Danny the Champion of

On stockpiling books

I know, I know, I’m terrible. I can’t help it – I have a compulsion! You’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. My work is winding up (yesterday was my last day at the Adelaide Fringe Office) and the day

On stockpiling books

I know, I know, I’m terrible. I can’t help it – I have a compulsion! You’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. My work is winding up (yesterday was my last day at the Adelaide Fringe Office) and the day

On bookish influences

Parents are funny things (and grandparents too). Take Winnie-the-Pooh, for example. It have written previously about how A. A. Milne’s poetry sparks memories of listening to a tape (remember tapes?) of ‘Now We Are Six’ in the car with my

On bookish influences

Parents are funny things (and grandparents too). Take Winnie-the-Pooh, for example. It have written previously about how A. A. Milne’s poetry sparks memories of listening to a tape (remember tapes?) of ‘Now We Are Six’ in the car with my

On cocoanuts growing on cocoanut trees

I’m immensely enjoying ‘The Coral Island’ by R. M. Ballantyne, and am almost looking forward to having to take the bus for the first time in a long time this morning because it means I have some reading time! I’m

On cocoanuts growing on cocoanut trees

I’m immensely enjoying ‘The Coral Island’ by R. M. Ballantyne, and am almost looking forward to having to take the bus for the first time in a long time this morning because it means I have some reading time! I’m

On giving books a good home

I still haven’t told you about my latest trip to The Book Affair! I have been to it twice before, which I have talked about here and here, but it recently moved and was rediscovered by my Gran. We went

On giving books a good home

I still haven’t told you about my latest trip to The Book Affair! I have been to it twice before, which I have talked about here and here, but it recently moved and was rediscovered by my Gran. We went

On the mystery of chapter books

Last week, I read Esther Averill’s The School for Cats. Written in 1944, its popularity led to the author writing a string of other books starring Jenny the little black cat and her friends. It is very short (only 32 pages, with

On the mystery of chapter books

Last week, I read Esther Averill’s The School for Cats. Written in 1944, its popularity led to the author writing a string of other books starring Jenny the little black cat and her friends. It is very short (only 32 pages, with