Author Archives: Katrina Whelen

Children’s Book Council of Australia announces 2015 Book of the Year shortlist

Children’s Book Council of Australia announces 2015 Book of the Year shortlist

It’s book prize season! Seriously, there’s nothing I love more than the announcement of a literature short list.

A big picture book about the tiniest of things

A big picture book about the tiniest of things

I recently read an interesting quote from someone involved in science and technology communication. The presenter said that “…astronomy is a ‘gateway drug’ to get young people interested in science.” It’s true – almost all kids go through a space phase. Some even go beyond sticking glow-in-the-dark stars on their ceiling and start getting up[…..]

Wired for sound

Wired for sound

The saying goes ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’. Well I do. All the time. I also judge an album by its song titles.

Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and His Singing Tiger… Again!

Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and His Singing Tiger… Again!

If you’re in Melbourne and need a school holiday laugh, we have the answer. There’s a handful of comedy acts that my family can’t get enough of and the good Dr Brown and his clever sidekick – a singing tiger that provides the narration for his madcap adventures – is one such act.

Sophie pops up with some new books for babies

Sophie pops up with some new books for babies

Calling all French-giraffe fans (there’s actually quite a lot of you)!

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