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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...

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...

Review of ‘The Big Waves’

Review of 'The Big Waves' Written by Raewyn Caisley and illustrated by Elise Hurst Publisher: Puffin Age Range: lower primary Themes:  holidays, beach, waves, surfing, sand, family, bravery, overcoming fears, facing fears. I do so love a good ‘Aussie Nibble’ book....

Mermaid Anyone? All Hail the Power of Books

Mermaid Anyone? All Hail the Power of Books For Christmas I had purchased PudStar a very cute mermaid tail from a local co-op handmade shop. She wasn’t even particularly into mermaids but I rather adored...

Review of ‘Somebody’s House’

Review of ‘Somebody’s House’ Written by Katrina Germein and illustrated by Anthea Stead Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: early childhood – lower primary Themes:  houses, neighbourhood, community, families, gardens, streets, visual literacy, art techniques. We loooove Katrina Germein books at home,...

Review of ‘Amelia Ellicott’s Garden’

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...

Have Betty White Read the Books Tonight

Have Betty White Read the Books Tonight Oh I found a good site today! The Screen Actors Guild Foundation has produced some stunning children’s book story readings (screened on YouTube) using SAG members such as...
Elizabeth the Penguin on her Shelf

Review of ‘Squish Rabbit’

Review of ‘Squish Rabbit’ Written and Illustrated by Katherine Battersby Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: Adventure, feelings, friends, problem solving, imagination, confidence Awards:  2012 Children’s Book Council Notable book (Early Childhood category) Short listed for the...

DIY Bookshelf for Favourite Books

DIY Bookshelf for Favourite Books PudStar has many books in her room. Actually our entire house is filled with many books. One can never have too many books however one MUST have a system of organising...
The reading handbook by Children's Books Daily

Coming to a bookshelf near you…

Since the end of 2016, I've had an exciting project in the pipeline and early this year my name was signed on the dotted line of a publishing contract with UQP. I've never seen...