Author Archives: Katrina Whelen

Jojo – a cute little bunny with words to share

Jojo – a cute little bunny with words to share

I’m declaring this the Cutest First Word Book of the Year.

Where do babies come from? The baby tree, of course!

Where do babies come from? The baby tree, of course!

The ‘where do babies come from?’ question is inevitable. The question can come at any time, from children of any age, and the answer to the question can vary wildly (which is funny given that ultimately, there is only one true answer). Yet, how much you tell your child and what language you use, will[.....]

Melbourne Writers Festival – the place to be for young readers, writers and illustrators

Melbourne Writers Festival – the place to be for young readers, writers and illustrators

It’s almost time for one of my favourite events of the year – the Melbourne Writers Festival. I love it, not because I write, but because I’m a reader. And there’s more! The Festival hosts lots of terrific family and kids events.

The Amazing A to Z Thing (it really is amazing)

The Amazing A to Z Thing (it really is amazing)

How many amazing themes can you pack into one picture book?

Put the beat in our feet with Alex Papps

Put the beat in our feet with Alex Papps

I was at the movies one night with a friend and we spied Alex Papps in the crowd. My friend sighed and said “He’s my favourite presenter on Play School.” Moments later we both burst out laughing, realising that 10 years ago spotting Alex Papps would have prompted some reminiscing about Home and Away.

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