Happy Children’s Book Week! The theme for this year’s event is Books Light Up Our World… which got me thinking, what were the books that lit up my world as a kid? In no particular order, here are the books that I loved as a child and will cherish forever:
Phew. It’s been a busy month. I’ve done a lot of interviews including national TV and radio spots, I’ve written blog posts for the likes of Mamamia and Kidspot, and been the subject of several reviews. I’ve started compiling the media mentions and appearances here if you’re keen to go through them.
Sit down. What I’m about to say may shock you.
What a whirlwind of a night. The Anti-Princess Club was officially launched at Mary Ryan’s book shop in Byron Bay (my home town).
I’ve been a bit quiet on the old mama blog front of late. It’s because I’m in the middle of crunch time, making sure everything is in order for the launch of The Anti-Princess Club. It’s all very exciting.
One of my greatest privileges while working in newspapers was to write obituaries. At some rags, the obits are palmed off to cadets, not seen as ‘real’ news, especially in small towns where the subjects aren’t exactly famous.
‘GREENS WAR ON BARBIE’ the headline roared. It was the perfect front-page story in the lead-up to toy consumerism on steroids – also known as Christmas.
Libby wrote her Santa letter today. There was no time for small talk. No ‘how’s life in the North Pole treating you?’, ‘did Rudolph like the spinach we left out last year? Sorry we didn’t have any carrots.’ She cut straight to the chase. The list of ‘wants.’