• About Me

My professional services include:

I have over 30 years experience as an Early Childhood Educator working in a range of settings, including long day care, preschool and family day care.

I  worked as a consultant in a Language and Literacy project for KU Children’s Services
I have also worked in hospitals with young and terminally ill children using Children’s Literature as a therapeutic tool.

I am the NSW judge for the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT) Book Awards, and  have held this position since 2006, and I am passionate about the way in which picture books and young adult novels can connect with children to help them navigate their way through difficult issues.

I rely upon a combination of classic texts as well new releases focusing upon individual abilities and interests.
All books are chosen according to their excellent use of language and illustrations

I am a qualified Early Childhood Teacher, and have a Masters Degree in Children’s Literature and Literacy. I have also undertaking training in Narrative Therapy, which is a psychological technique.

I can tailor my services depending upon your needs so please feel free to contact me via the ‘Contacts’ tab on the home page.

Books we recommend


Louis Sachar holes


What an incredible tale of hope and resilience. This young adult novel, Holes by Louis Sachar, is beautifully written and crafted with 2 stories cleverly linked. So many engaging details. Highly recommended!


Being Agatha


How do we know what makes a children’s book good?

Being Agatha by Anna Pignataro is an example of a beautiful story many young children could relate to.

At Biblio Kids children are matched with high quality books they will want to read.

If your child needs a book which deals with specific issues, such as anxiety, grief or divorce, Biblio Kids can give expert advice


Jenny Angel


Jenny Angel by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas, shows the courage of those who face a battle with a terminal disease, directly and indirectly. To be used carefully as it evokes such raw emotions, but shows the beauty of love, strong relationships, compassion and honesty in the face of death.