Party ideas & recipes
Today Mum is reviewing a newly released children’s book: The Best Ever Birthday by Louise Fulton Keats. We recently enjoyed a special birthday in our house and Mum wrote about buying children’s birthday cakes in Australia. We usually favour shop bought rather than home-made cakes because we feel that beautiful, home-made birthday cakes require a huge amount of time and patience, that we don’t have. However, Mum’s willing to be converted and very keen try … Read more
Love books. Enjoy reading.
Did you know that 2012 in Australia is National Year of Reading? To encourage literacy and promote the joy of reading special events are being held across the country. We picked up information about the initiative at our local library. Many libraries are running special programs and award systems to encourage reading, there are also writing competitions for children and young adults.
To learn more about events near you contact your local library or check … Read more
The men in my life are the hardest people to buy for, be it Mr Mum’s gone 2 Aus, my dad or teenage nephews. I know from experience that I’m unlikely to get clothing right and I need to steer well clear of any kind of gadget because a) they’ve probably got it already or b) they’ll get bored of it within a week.
Fortunately (I think) moving to Australia has opened up a whole new range of book … Read more
Book reviews and author interviews
Regular readers will have realised that Mum loves books; books for me, books for the children, books about Australia, books about Australian relocation…Mum’s Bookstore provides listings of books we recommend.
If you’re also a book lover, and in particular a lover of great children’s literature you should visit the recently launched website: My Book Corner. My Book Corner is run by Emma Perry, a mum who has moved to Australia from the UK. Before … Read more
To celebrate the start of Book Week in Australia, the Children’s Book Council has announced the 2011 winners of Book of the Year. The winners are listed below, many other books received special honours, view them here.
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