The HOT List: 17 Best Libraries in Melbourne

Melbourne is one of only twenty UNESCO Cities of Literature in the world so it’s fitting that Melburnians love and appreciate their libraries. Apparently more people borrow books from libraries in Melbourne than anywhere else in Australia. So here’s my list of the 17 best libraries in Melbourne for kids. Places that aren’t just repositories for books […]

The HOT List: National Bookshop Day 2016 events in Melbourne

This Saturday 13 August is National Bookshop Day, which celebrates local bookshops all around Australia. Bookshops around the country are hosting events, book readings and fun activities. Here’s what happening in some of Melbourne’s bookshops: Benns Books 437 Centre Road Bentleigh Alan Brough presenting a performance based on his book ‘Charlie and the War against […]

HOT: NGV Under 4s, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria is a fantastic family-friendly destination and every month they run ‘NGV Under 4s‘, a specially developed program for young children where they get to discover the gallery through look and making activities with their parents/carers. The theme of each session changes every two months and are generally held on a […]

The HOT List: CBCA Book of the Year 2015 awards

The winners of the CBCA Book of the Year awards have been announced! Add these tomes to your collection or library card. Early Childhood Winner: Go to Sleep, Jessie! by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood Honour Books: Scary Night by Leslie Night and Stephen Michael King Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach by Alison Leslie Picture Book Winner: My […]

The HOT List: Top 13 Best Children’s Bookshops in Melbourne

We are reading family so we love nothing more than to hang out in bookshops and libraries. Here’s a list of my favourite children’s bookshops in Melbourne (in no particular order). 1. The Little Bookroom Melbourne boasts the world’s oldest children’s bookstore in The Little Bookroom, which opened in 1960. The Carlton store also holds lots of author events […]

HOT: Alphabet City Melbourne and Letters from Melbourne by Maree Coote

The Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 is on 21-31 August and there are several sessions which are focused on kids and families. Lady AB and I attended Alphabet City Melbourne at ArtPlay where we got to learn our ABCs with author and illustrator Maree Coote. Maree is the author and illustrator of When you go to […]

HOT: The Kids Bookshop – Monthly Book Pack Subscription

The Kids Bookshop is a specialist online bookshop for children’s literature which is based in Melbourne.   While you can purchase from an extensive range of children’s books for ages 0 to 8, ambulance one of their more innovative products is a monthly book pack subscription. Subscriptions are available for children aged 0 – 2, […]

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