Share a Story Calendar

Share a Story Calendar ‘Stories tell us who we are. They teach us empathy so we understand who others are. They give us the power to imagine and create the future.’ – Jackie French Image Credit...

Review of ‘Sew Together Grow Together’

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...

Pearlie in the Park: Books and a Party

Pearlie in the Park: Books and a Party Edit: Full Pearlie Party post here. PudStar turns six next week and to date we’ve managed to convince her that family parties are the way to go. She...

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...

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...

Review of the ‘Chook Chook’ series

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’

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

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

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 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...