DSC_0574Hello and welcome. Do you love pictures books? Hooray, in that case we are now officially friends!

I can’t get enough of picture books and have set myself the unruly task of reviewing one a day on this blog for a year. Editing a monthly picture book newsletter for Auckland Libraries inspired me to get sharing, but I realised I didn’t have enough space there to say what I really thought. In this blog I will be able to effuse more extensively.

After working as a Children’s Librarian for many years, I now have the pleasure of selecting children’s and teen books as well as graphic novels for Auckland Libraries. This basically means my job is to keep up with what’s happening in the book world (even though you are now jealous of me, it’s okay, we’re still friends).

This blog will hopefully be a great place for children’s librarians, teachers and parents to visit for inspiration. With a mixture of old and new, there will be something for everyone. I have linked each title through to my local library catalogue. For any non-Aucklanders, all the books reviewed will still be in print, so can be bought or suggested to your local library.


[In a very quick life update, check out this post for what I’m up to this year]

11 thoughts on “About

  1. I love picture books, so I know we’ll be friends too! In my blog I try to match picture books with a holiday or observance for every day of the year. I didn’t think of this until March, so I got a late start, but I’m keeping up with it now. I’ll be looking at your daily review for more ideas!

    • Hooray and hello Juliana, it’s always a pleasure to meet a fellow picture book fan! Great idea to match reviews on your blog with holidays. At the moment my blogging is a bit of a free-for-all, but I may yet refine my technique. All tips and advice welcome 🙂

  2. Hi Lucy,

    If you don’t mind, I’m going to put a link to your blog onto my Yr 8 class blog so that they can see your great work. They are about to create their own picture books, so I’m sure they will get some great ideas from you.

    Kind regards,

  3. Hi Lucy,

    My Yr 8s are loving checking out the new books you are reviewing each day. You should have a look at Norman Jorgensen’s The Last Viking books, if you haven’t already. Norman is a West Australian writer, and a great friend of mine. These books are FANTASTIC!!

    The Last Viking has it’s own wordpress site as well!


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