Review of ‘Dreamers’

Review of ‘Dreamers’ Written by Ezekiel Kwaymullina. Illustrated by Sally Morgan. Publisher: Fremantle Press Age Range: early childhood and dreamers of all ages. Themes: Aboriginal Australians; dreamtime; dreaming; children; childhood; imagination; play; wonder. To add this book to your...

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....

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...

The Frida Kahlo Series: Part Three

The Frida Kahlo Series: Part Three Part One is here and Part Two are here. PudStar made me promise that the next school holidays we would re-decorate her room as she was clearly far too old...

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...

Creating a Welcome

Creating a Welcome We all need a nest to call our own. From 1 April, Kids’ Book Review, in in conjunction with author Anna Branford, will be holding a month long sale—Creating a Welcome—of children’s books...

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...

Spineless Classics: Literature as Art

Spineless Classics: Literature as Art Earlier in the year I spoke about our ‘Secret Garden’ Spineless Classic art print, which I made a display around in the library. The students still adore it, and we...

Literary Christmas Gifts

Literary Christmas Gifts Narelle Oliver Linocut Prints I have always adored the work of author/illustrator Narelle Oliver. There is something truly magical about her linocut artworks – the detail, the colours, the ink…oh the ink. Over...

Review of ‘The Journey’

Review of ‘The Journey’ Written and illustrated by Coral Tulloch Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: middle primary Themes:  quest, journey, imagination, cooking, craft, puzzles, maps, choose your own adventure. To add this book to your home or school library click here. This is...