Category Archives: Change

How diverse is your library?

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I’m very fortunate as the Library I work for has the most diverse collection, which supports teachers, and educators across Victoria. But I know only too well of Libraries that aren’t. Angela P. Dodson expands on the importance of diversity in Children’s Libraries with a thought provoking article.

A new meaning for the popular ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ book?

A very interesting article on the classic of Green Eggs and Ham.  I’ve always read it as a matter of consent, rather than persistence. So it’s interesting to see it being used in a classroom setting.

Fantastic WIW2019 – Thanks Everyone!

I drove out to Dunolly to attend a fabulous event there, and wanted to share with you some of the Fantastic WIW2019 – Thanks Everyone!

FOR BLACK GIRLS LIKE ME: We Belong In All Kinds of Stories by Mariama J. Lockington

A great post and one that celebrates FOR BLACK GIRLS LIKE ME: We Belong In All Kinds of Stories by Mariama J. Lockington

No Excuse for Abuse

The No Excuse for Abuse campaign aims to raise awareness of non-physical abuse and make it clear there is never an excuse for any type of abuse against women. It is an initiative of Our Watch and funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Service

Self-Care Tips for School Librarians

This great article from the School Library Journal is mandatory reading for those of us who try and move mountains everyday.  I feel the tips also apply to working parents too.

Desperation And Broken Trust When Schools Restrain Students Or Lock Them In Rooms

A thought provoking investigation by NPR is reported here.

Creating a Reading Culture in the Classroom by Ann Hagedorn

Some inspiration for  Creating a Reading Culture in the Classroom by Ann Hagedorn.

I particularly love the strategies are low cost but still really effective.

One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

One Art By Elizabeth Bishop captured me and entranced me, especially with this stanza:

Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.
Please read the entire of the poem by clicking on the title link. It is amazing.







DIY Resistance: 36 Ways to Fight Back! by Anthony Alvarado

A great review of what I consider an essential book for our times DIY Resistance: 36 Ways to Fight Back! by Anthony Alvarado


True tales over 50

Nerdy Book Club

A community of readers


Books for the Diverse Reader

Pernille Ripp

Teacher. Author. Creator. Speaker. Mom.

Sarah Park Dahlen, Ph.D.

musings on korean diaspora, children's literature, and adoption

Mr. Library Dude

Academic librarian with 15+ years of experience. Passionate about lifelong learning and student success. Interested in user experience and organizational leadership. For me, being a librarian has never been about the books--it's about the people!

Read... Write... Talk...

Reading, Writing, Sharing is what its all about!

Library returners

A site for those returning to librarianship after a career break

Entertainment Website Covering Comics Media News, Interviews and Reviews

Big City Bookworm

Book reviews from under the city lights.

Infopro Tasha

Watch as I transition from 'librarian' to 'information professional'

Children's Books Reviewed

All Things Ahsoka

Celebrating Ahsoka Tano and Her Fanbase

the second hand city

find it love it use it

Lee & Low Blog

Exploring Children's Books Through the Lens of Diversity

jude-marie green

future tense


Bringing Aboriginal perspectives into English education

Whispering Gums

Books, reading and anything else that comes to mind...with an Australian focus...on Ngunnawal Country


Midlife traveller

Simon's Space

Imagination and discovery, fiction, thought and art.

Playfully Grownup Home

Because Fun Keeps You Young!

in the garden

from the newstead community garden


Thoughts on international relations, environment, society and self with Benjamin Habib, PhD

My Book Corner

A treasure trove of beautiful children’s literature for you to discover.

The Australian Legend

Australian Literature. The Independent Woman. The Lone Hand

ANZ LitLovers LitBlog

For lovers of Australian and New Zealand literary fiction; Ambassador for Australian literature

The YA Room


A Cosy Reading Blog

Powered by hot tea and full pages...

Australian Haiku Society

haikuoz - the enjoyment of haiku

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

This is a writer's blog for authors, business people, creative people, freelancers, journalists, publishers, and poets. They will learn the ins and outs of writing for publication. Both beginning and experienced writers will profit from it.


Crazy quilts are unique and innovative quilts created from scraps of material. They're crafted from odd pieces that don't always match or fit together without the work of an artist. My hope is for a world that values this unique artwork. I blog to make IPOC authors and their works more accessible, to make all the pieces fit together.


Humanising! Indigenising! Decolonising! Thriving

T is for Training

Sharing Knowledge since 2008 One Conversation at a Time

Ta-Nehisi Coates | The Atlantic

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

This is Lit

Books, sass, and shenanigans.

Sarah Cawkwell's Blog

"The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense." -- Tom Clancy

Yellowstone National Park Lodges

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

Life in the Information World