Book People: Sarah Davis

Book People: Sarah Davis I’ve been online stalking Sarah Davis for some time now – in the nicest possible way! I have adored her illustrations ever since I purchased ‘Fearless’ some years ago now. I...

Review of ‘Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris’

Review of 'Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris' I’ve long admired the work of Kate Knapp and have many of her little Twigseed creations. A good friend of mine owns a Kate Knapp chicken print...

‘Belle and Boo’ Picture Books

'Belle and Boo' Picture Books ChickPea has a golden halo of curls, chubby cheeks and a gorgeous smile full of too-big- for-her-mouth teeth. My nan says she looks like one of the babies from the ‘Sunshine...

Story Starters – Story Stones

Story Starters - Story Stones I am SO not a storyteller. I read books – I need a script. I admire storytellers immensely, but it’s just not me. Plus I talk too much. If I...

Spineless Classics

Spineless Classics I’ve spoken before about creating a print rich environment - surrounding your children with print in all forms. Well I’ve just added the most amazing print form to my library -  a Spineless...

Review of ‘1000 Dot-to-Dot Books’

Review of '1000 Dot-to-Dot Books' I’ve been a fan of the Thomas Pavitte’s ‘1000 Dot-to-Dot’ books for some time now. I believe they are the perfect gift for anyone - young and old alike! Especially...

Book People: Narelle Oliver

Book People: Narelle Oliver Today I am so pleased to be introducing you to the amazing Narelle Oliver. I have known Narelle for many years now and I always enjoy a good laugh and a...

Creative Activity Books for Children

Creative Activity Books for Children When I first started teaching I had no children and the school holidays were full of shopping, travel, movies and projects in the garden. Post children and still teaching, the...

Book People: Tania McCartney

Book People: Tania McCartney I recently commented on one of Tania McCartney’s photos on Instagram.  It was a photo of her back garden full of gorgeous Autumn leaves. I said how much PudStar loved leaves...

Gifts for the Librarians in Your Life

Gifts for the Librarians in Your Life Just this week I’ve finished my Masters in Teacher Librarianship – insert applause. I now have three degrees to my name, two of them in librarianship, so it...