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...

A House Filled with Boys and Books

A House Filled with Boys and Books Those of you who have been reading ‘Children’s Books Daily’ for a while now will know that I have two young girls with the nicknames PudStar and Chickpea....

The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made

Title: 'The Amazing True Story Of How Babies Are Made' Author and Illustrator: Fiona Katauskas Publisher: Harper Collins To purchase this book click on title links or cover image. A few weeks ago, we were driving home from school...

Hear My Voice: Why We Must Sing to Our Children

I have asked the musically gifted Jen Teh to write a series on music, song and language in our children’s lives. Singing and reading are all important in language development and so loved by...

Slow Communication: Snail Mail

Slow Communication: Snail Mail I am an out and out social media lover and my phone bings and dings at me day and night with emails from five different accounts. It would be fair to...

Back to School Series: Books which Deal with ‘The Big Issues’

Back to School Series: Books which Deal with ‘The Big Issues’ If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you will know that I am a huge fan of books which deal with...

Top Ten Counting Books for Children

Top Ten Counting Books for Children I love gifting counting or alphabet books to newborn babies (for more newborn baby gifts see here) as learning numbers and letters really is the basis for early literacy...

NAPLAN Results and the Role of the School Library and Teacher Librarian

I don’t agree with standardized testing such as NAPLAN, but at this point there is no avoiding it, so I will at least use the data to shine a light on an issue I...

Children’s Books about Feelings and Grief

Children’s Books about Feelings and Grief Where do you stand on books for young children on feelings and grief? Do you worry you will make your children upset and morose and avoid them or do...

100 of the Best Books for Children on Sustainability

100 of the Best Books for Children on Sustainability There are few things better than seeing my own children and the students in my care get grubby in the garden, enjoy the natural world around...