Mem Fox: ‘Possum Magic’

Mem Fox: 'Possum Magic' Once upon a time, but not very long ago, deep in the Australian bush, there lived two possums. Their names were Hush and Grandma Poss. Grandma Poss made bush magic… Did you...

Children’s Books about Teeth Cleaning

Children’s Books about Teeth Cleaning Cleaning your teeth before bed is as important as reading your books before bed in this house. The 'bathroom art' is the canvas painting picture below which is PudStar's ‘Princess...
Gumnut Babies and Gumleaves

Ten of the Best Children’s Classics

Ten of the Best Children's Classics Classics are books that have stood the test of time and still remain relevant and popular. Many parents love reading the classics with or to their children and remembering...

A Real Life Wednesday Post

A Real Life Wednesday Post I’m aware that on my blog...life looks pretty darned book filled GOOD. For those of you who know me only through my blog...I don’t want any of you clicking away...

Story Starters – Story Stones

Story Starters - Story Stones I am SO not a storyteller. I read books – I need a script. I admire storytellers immensely, but it’s just not me. Plus I talk too much. If I...

Raising a Reader

Raising a Reader A LOVE of reading, that most important factor in becoming a lifelong reader, begins at home with powerful children’s books and a house full of words. Award winning author and vocal read-aloud...

Review of ‘Forget-me-Not Fairies’ and a Fairy Garden Update

Review of 'Forget-me-Not Fairies' and a Fairy Garden Update PudStars fairy garden is well over a year old now and still going and growing strong - see it last year here. I don’t often notice...

The Cubbyhouse That Became an Art Studio

The Cubbyhouse That Became an Art Studio Before she was a teacher librarian, my mum was a high school art teacher and as a result we all spent much time painting, drawing and creating as...

3 Fabulous Relaxation and Meditation Stories for Children

3 Fabulous Relaxation and Meditation Stories for Children Which Also Enhance Creativity I’ve spoken before about the reasons I love audio stories: great for imagery; listening skills; and for calming overtired or over stimuluated children.You can...

5 Reasons to Attend Book Launches

5 Reasons to Attend Book Launches We were incredibly fortunate to be invited to attend the launch of Narelle Oliver’s latest book, ‘Don’t Let a Spoonbill in the Kitchen’. My review of the book is here...