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Inspired by a Book: Worm Towers!

Inspired by a Book: Worm Towers! Over the summer holidays I went through all the children’s gardening books we have at home and PudStar became very keen on one in particular, ‘Yucky Worms’. I’m always on...

Sewing Kits and Sewing Books for Children

 Sewing Kits and Sewing Books for Children My mother and grandmother spent many a weekend patiently explaining the basics of cross stitch, applique, knitting and crochet to us when we were younger. I can’t say...

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...

Review of ‘The Terrible Suitcase’

Review of ‘The Terrible Suitcase’ Written by Emma Allen and Illustrated by Freya Blackwood Publisher: Omnibus Books Age Range: Early Childhood  - Lower Primary Themes: starting school, school, classrooms, making friends, acceptance, tantrums, imagination, adventure, space To add this...

Review of ‘How to Make Small Things with Violet Mackerel’

Review of ‘How to Make Small Things with Violet Mackerel’ Written by Anna Branford Illustrated by Sarah Davis Photographed by Cath Muscat Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: Lower Primary – Upper Primary Themes:  craft, collections, creating, reading, characters, gifts, recycle, upcycle This book...

‘Belle and Boo’ Picture Books

'Belle and Boo' Picture Books ChickPea has a golden halo of curls, chubby cheeks and a gorgeous smile full of too-big- for-her-mouth teeth. My nan says she looks like one of the babies from the ‘Sunshine...

Review of ‘The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk’

Review of ‘The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk' Written by Glenda Millard, Illustrated Stephen Michael King Themes: family, feelings, illness, acceptance, love, strength, courage, imagination, responsibility, siblings, reading. Publisher: ABC Books Age Range: Middle Primary - Adult I get...
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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...

‘The Brothers Quibble’: 2015 ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime

'The Brothers Quibble': 2015 ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime Author/illustrator Aaron Blabey continues to produce one brilliant book after another and ‘The Brothers Quibble’ is pure literary gold, so I was delighted to see it chosen...

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...