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The Landland Chronicles: The Greying by Dallas Sutherland

The Landland Chronicles by Dallas Sutherland

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Landland Chronicles: The Greying is book one in this fantasy series written for children aged 10-13 years. 334 more words


Becoming Australian


Last Wednesday, after 12 wonderful years in this spectacularly beautiful country, I finally became an Australian Citizen. It was an emotional evening for me and my family, I have an Australian husband, two Australian kids and two Australian step kids, and it seemed to mean a lot, even to my littlies, that I was now Australian like them. 91 more words

Dam set up

Going back a few scenes/pages-about 6 pages back approximately…the family was sand bagging their home also. This was that crucial exercise that enabled the kids to come up with this solution to help their neighbor. 161 more words

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Numbers by Rachel Ward-My review

£6.99 Chicken House Book trailer




Rachel Ward website 

“I’d always seen the numbers, for as long as I could remember. I thought everyone did. Walking down the street, if my eyes met someone else’s there it would be, their number.  

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Children's Literature

Writer's Block

This post is in empathy with all of you creative people who will inevitably suffer writer’s block, myself included, and some hopefully helpful tips.

I used to do a lot of creative writing but as I became overwhelmed with the business that accompanies adulthood my writing petered off into nothing. 1,006 more words

Children's Literature

Open Sesame: 5 Picture Books For Kindergarteners

School is the New Frontier: 5 Picture Books For First-Timers

The first day of school is a huge leap for many young children. The world of school is different than the world of home. 732 more words

Reading Lists

Illustration Friday: Skull

I’m not a big fan of skulls, but I do enjoy a surly pirate or two, especially if they happen to be dogs. My neighbor’s dog, Daisy, would make a perfect little pirate—she’s a tough cookie with a big heart. 19 more words

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