Review of ‘Lazing on a Sunday Crafternoon’

'Lazing on a Sunday Crafternoon' I had been eyeing this book off for a while and since PudStar has turned her cubby into an ‘art studio’ – art and craft is right up her alley...

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...

The Frida Kahlo Series: Part One

The Frida Kahlo Series: Part One I’ve been meaning to write about Pud’s Frida flowers for so long now as so many of you comment on her flowers on Instagram. So here is Part One....

Review of ‘The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade’

Review of 'The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade' Written by Davina Bell. Illustrated by Allison Colpoys Publisher: Scribe Age Range: Early Childhood - Middle Primary Themes: anxiety; fears; social situations; school; family; underwater; empathy; feelings; bravery. Scribe has produced some of...

Thai-riffic comes to the Stage!

It's Megan here, not back to regular programming, but dipping my toe in as I have been looking at literary options for the upcoming school holidays, when I'm taking the girls to Sydney. My...

The 13-Storey Treehouse Comes to QPAC

We are four weeks into Term One here in Queensland and already I'm thinking of the Easter break - mostly because I have no idea how my tired little preppie child is going to...

Inspired by a Book: Fairies, Fashion, Flowers, Gardens

Inspired by a Book: Fairies, Flowers, Gardens I do so love it when I find PudStar doing something that has been inspired by a book: happy parent/teacher/librarian moment! Much better than when I find her...

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...

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...

Review of ‘The Patchwork Bike’

When you live in a village at the edge of the No-Go Desert, you need to make your own fun. That’s when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch,...