Review of ‘This is a Ball’

Review of ‘This is a Ball’ Written and illustrated by Beck and Matt Stanton Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: I don’t really know what to write here. No really. I don’t. No...

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...

Review of ‘The Adventures of Nelly Nolan Book 1: The Nelly Gang’

Review of ‘The Adventures of Nelly Nolan Book 1: The Nelly Gang’ Written and illustrated by Stephen Axelsen Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: middle – upper primary Themes:  history, Australia, immigration, goldfields, graphic novels, adventure, action, mateship, friendship. To add...

Cheaper than Therapy: ‘1000 Dot-to-Dot Books’

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

Book + Profession Match: The Milliner Collection

My husband has know the Le Mura family since childhood, but I only had the pleasure of meeting Angelica recently, at a 40th where we bonded over a shared love of blog reading and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

QPAC’s Summer Set Program: Brisbane

The girls and I were invited to attend a preview day for QPAC's popular school holiday family program, 'SummerSet' which runs until the 13th January 2018, however this post is not sponsored and all...