A follow up to an old post.

Way back in 2013 I wrote a post about children’s books that had a link to grannies.  Here is the post. I was contacted by a woman who had been trying to find a book she fondly remembered and in her search she came across my post which included mention of the book she was…

Australian Children’s Literature

On our recent visit to Canberra I was able to visit the exhibition on Australian Children’s Literature at the National Library of Australia. The building always impresses me and reminds me of the Parthenon in Greece. The exhibition was in its last few days so I was lucky to be able to get to Canberra…

My favourite illustrator again.

I have posted before about the Australian illustrator Robert Ingpen and mentioned a book called Wonderlands.  I was lucky enough to find the book at a much reduced price when we were in Melbourne visiting our elder daughter and her family.  A great bargain. I just love his artwork. From Wind in the Willows. I…

Our National Library :Australian children’s literature, so many memories.

Our younger daughter and our son both live in Canberra and we will be there in February.   I would like to pay a visit to the National Library as they have a wonderful exhibition on at the moment called Storytime. “Story Time is curated thematically, exploring common themes in Australian children’s literature. Below are some…

What a bargain!

Those of you who have followed this blog over the years will know that my favourite illustrator is Robert Ingpen.  I have wirtten previous posts about him and this is another one. I was lucky to find another hardback book in his series of illustrated classics.  I found this at the Op Shop at St…