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 ‘The Treasure Box’ Written by Margaret Wild and illustrated by Freya Blackwood Publisher: Penguin Age Range: Middle Primary - adult Themes:  war, peace, lifetimes, resilience, hope, survival, literature, libraries, story. With a writer of the calibre of Margaret...

Celebrating Chinese New Year with Children’s Books We have a good friend called Maya, whose family does a great job celebrating Chinese New Year and I've asked her to contribute some ideas to my 'celebrating Chinese...

Holiday Reading and Writing Journals Recently I found one of my old holiday journals. It is full of glued in Christmas cards, bus tickets, movie tickets, whinges and reflections on a family holiday, letters from...

Review of 'Eric Vale, Epic Fail' Written by Michael Gerard Bauer, Illustrated by Joe Bauer Age Range: Middle Primary Themes: school, nicknames, friendships, resilience, journal writing, writing, humour Many years ago I was a bridesmaid for Rebecca, someone...

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...

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...

Children's Book Online by Dallas Clayton Authors or illustrators choose to self-publish a book for a variety of reasons. Many people might just want to share their work with friends or family, some people do...