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...

Chalk Stories

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’

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...

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 ‘Lazing on a Sunday Crafternoon’

'Lazing on a Sunday Crafternoon' I had been eyeing this book off for a while and since PudStar has turned her cubby into an ‘art studio’ – art and craft is right up her alley...

‘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 ‘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...

Review of ‘Python’

Review of ‘Python’ Please welcome Fiona Eastwood back to Children’s Books Daily. Fiona is the primary school teacher librarian at Coopers Plains State School and like me, she is completing her Masters – so we...

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...

Easter Egg Biscuits

Easter Egg Biscuits When I was in my early teens we were visiting family friends and I uncovered a ‘secret’ so dreadful that I still remember ever second of that visit to this day. It...