The Frida Kahlo Series: Part Two

The Frida Kahlo Series: Part Two Part One: She Wore Flowers in her Hair and Part Three: Frida Lives Here There are two picture books about artist Frida Kahlo which PudStar has read so many times...

Bookshelf LOVE

Bookshelf LOVE #notsponsored #justlove I stumbled across House of Cherub and their 'Love' shelf on Instagram (here) a few weeks ago and I spent several days clicking back to their account before I thought, 'for glory...

Book People: Lance Balchin

So many, many books come across my desk that it takes something pretty special to wow me these days. 'Mechanica' has wowed me and more. It is innovative in a way I have not...

Lotta: magazine for children

Lotta: magazine for children With another round of school holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start planning holiday outings, sleepovers at the grandparents, aunts and uncles (am I being too obvious?) and home fun! PudStar...

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...

Book People: Vale Gregory Rogers

Vale Gregory Rogers 19th June 1957 - 1st May 2013 Gregory Rogers was one of Australia’s most internationally recognized and highly awarded author/illustrators, a gifted musician, and a wonderful long lunch companion; my mum worked with...

Sewing Kits and Sewing Books for Children

 Sewing Kits and Sewing Books for Children My mother and grandmother spent many a weekend patiently explaining the basics of cross stitch, applique, knitting and crochet to us when we were younger. I can’t say...

Narelle Oliver Exhibition

Narelle Oliver Exhibition I am a huge fan of the work of Narelle Oliver, a multiple award winning  author/illustrator/artist who also makes a great brunch/lunch/dinner partner and tolerates my children. If you do not know...

Illustrator Artwork

Illustrator Artwork Illustrated books are works of art which could hang on the walls of art galleries, and indeed often the original works often do. I collect picture books like others collect football cards, spoons...

‘The Little Prince’ is GO!

#notsponsored #justlovetheatre #andproductionsbasedonbooks Boom! 'The Little Prince', presented by Monkey Baa Theatre Company and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry STARTS TODAY! Still hoping to be magically transported to Sydney...