AusReading Month 2016 Master Post

Welcome to AusReading Month!November is our month long celebration of all things Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!Join us as we read, review and blog about Australian books - classics, contemporary, children's, poetry, non-fiction, short stories, popular, literary, award-winning - whatever tickles your fancy.The only stipulation is that it has to be written by an Australian based author or predominantly … Continue reading AusReading Month 2016 Master Post

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda by Eric Bogle

This weekend is the 100th anniversary since the Gallipoli campaign.Gallipoli was the first major military action by the Australian & New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) as "independent dominions" (an autonomous country within the British Empire).(Wikipedia)The 25th of April, the day the troops first landed on Gallipoli, is now our national day of remembrance, Anzac Day. … Continue reading And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda by Eric Bogle

The Ugly Ducking performed by Justine Clarke

This is The Ugly Duckling song made famous by Danny Kaye in the 1952 movie Hans Christian Andersen (okay...I'll wait for you to finish singing it...)!The lyrics were originally written by Frank Loesser, but now we have a lovely Australian picture book with Playschool host, Justine Clarke, singing this very familiar song.The illustrations by Nathaniel … Continue reading The Ugly Ducking performed by Justine Clarke