Visiting Countries through Books: New York

Visiting Countries through Books: New York This is a tale about a big city. It’s a tale of hotdogs and music and the summertime subway breeze… So begins ‘Herman and Rosie’, written and illustrated by the talented...

Book Gifts for Boys aged 11+

Book Gifts for Boys aged 11+ I was writing a post on books for boys aged 9-12 years and realised half way through that I really needed to split this age group in two. If...

Review of ‘The Kingdom of Silk’ series

Review of ‘The Kingdom of Silk’ series Written by Glenda Millard, Illustrated by Caroline Magerl (book 1) and Stephen Michael King (books 2-6) All titles in this series can be purchased by clicking on title or image...

Book Gifts for Boys 9 years old +

Book Gifts for Boys 9 years old+ I love this age range in books for boys. The great adventure stories start but without some of the gore and terror that enters their books in a few...

Review of ‘Today we Have no Plans’

Review of ‘Today we Have no Plans’ Written by Jane Godwin, illustrated by Anna Walker Age Range: Early childhood-middle primary Publisher: Penguin Books Themes: family, togetherness, time, passing of time, days of the week, relaxation, slowing down. “A busy week, a slower...

Ask a Professional: Books for Tweenage Girls on Friendship

Ask a Professional: Books for Tweenage Girls on Friendship “Can you recommend a book for my 'tweenage' girl who is dealing with some friendship issues” So you're worried about your child’s ability to make new...
Gumnut Babies and Gumleaves

Review of ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’

Review of ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’ Let me start be saying that really I’m not reviewing these books, as they are classics…so obviously they are fabulous. But in order to properly categorize this post (and I...
Book Gifts for Toddlers

Book Gifts for Toddlers

Book Gifts for Toddlers Okay let’s be honest… this is a hard (ish) age group. They love books, but they love them so much they eat them.  Toddlers are still learning the mechanics of how...
Elizabeth the Penguin on her Shelf

Review of ‘Squish Rabbit’

Review of ‘Squish Rabbit’ Written and Illustrated by Katherine Battersby Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: Adventure, feelings, friends, problem solving, imagination, confidence Awards:  2012 Children’s Book Council Notable book (Early Childhood category) Short listed for the...
Gumnut Baby Materials

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Reading Activity

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Reading Activity We have so enjoyed reading the adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie of late. These classic Australian books contain images and adventures that stay with you always…to this day I still...