Reading Activities

Reading Activities

Books Inspire Action: Fairy Gardens There has been much talk of dinosaur play and dinosaur books on here of late. So to balance that out…now for some fairies! PudStar is at that age where fairies are...

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...

Review of ‘Amelia Ellicott’s Garden’ Written by Liliana Stafford and Illustrated by Stephen Michael King Publisher:  Scholastic Australia Themes: community, gardening, chickens, urban life, friendship, sharing. Pud had a friend over the other afternoon for a play. Deciding...

Creating and Crafting Books (Alternate Title – Megan Daley has a Meltdown on her Blog About School Lunches) School holidays are approaching and I could not be more pleased. I adore working in a school and...

Review of ‘Drongoes’ of the ‘Mates: Great Australian Yarns’ series The ‘Mates: Great Australian Yarns’ series for newly independent readers are unashamedly Australian and would be perfect for a unit of work on Australian identity,...

Review of ‘Sew Together Grow Together’ Written by Trixi Symonds. Photographed by Nicola Bailey. Age Range: 6 years – adult Themes: sewing, craft, instructions, making, creating. To add this book to your home, school or library collection click...

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 ‘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...

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...

School Holiday Fun The school holidays are here again – well at least they are in Australia! Each holidays Pud and I plan some art, craft, reading activities, and of course we visit our local libraries...