Reading Activities

Reading Activities

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...

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 the ‘Chook Chook’ series Written by Wai Chim. Illustrated by Aileen Lord Publisher: UQP Age Range: 7 years+ Themes:  family, belonging, loss, grief, farming, pets, friendship, China, adventure. I’m a big fan of books set in China and...

Review of 'Fireshadow' Written by Anthony Eaton Publisher: UQP Age Range: Young Adult - Adult Themes:  world war 2, family, loss, hope. Awards: Winner of the 2005 West Australian Premier's Literary Awards (Young Adult Fiction), Shortlisted in the 2006 South Australian Premier's...

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...

Lotta: magazine for children With another round of school holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start planning holiday outings, sleepovers at the grandparents, aunts and uncles (am I being too obvious?) and home fun! PudStar...

School Holiday Activity Books School holidays are just around the corner.I don’t know about your children, but PudStar is exhausted and cranky by this time of the term and although she would never admit it…she needs...

 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...

Chalk Stories Children are full of stories – and I don’t mean the ones about how SOMEONE ELSE DID THAT. I’ve spoken about the wonders of storytelling before, and how and why to encourage storytelling...

Review of 'Let’s Get a Pup' Written and Illustrated by Bob Graham Age Range: Lower Primary - Adult Publisher: Walker Books Themes: dogs, belonging, home, family Awards: 2002 Children’s Book Council Book of the Year: Early Childhood - Winner 2002 Boston...