Reading Activities

Reading Activities

Elizabeth the Penguin on her Shelf

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...
Walnut Baby

Walnut Babies A while ago now we made gumnut babies with the cousins. It was a huge success and all the cousins still cherish their gumnut babies. We come back to Snugglepot and Cuddlepie fairly regularly...
Gumnut Baby Materials

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Reading Activity We have so enjoyed reading the adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie of late. These classic Australian books contain images and adventures that stay with you always…to this day I still...

Review of the ‘Violet Mackerel’ series Written by Anna Branford. Illustrated by Sarah Davis Publisher: Walker Books Australia Age Range: Lower -  Middle Primary Themes: family, blended families, siblings, ideas, collections. Awards: 2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia Shortlisted Book...
Carrots for Parsley Rabbit

Inspired by a Book We’ve growing some carrots! Inspired by one of my favourite 'books about books, 'Parsley Rabbit's Book About Books', PudStar decided that we should really grow some carrots for Parsley Rabbit and...
Little Blue and Berry Tea

Review of ‘Little Blue’ Written and Illustrated by Gaye Chapman Age Range: Early Childhood - Middle Primary Themes: Adventure, feelings, friends, imagination, grandparents, art Awards: 2009 Queensland Premier's Literature Awards, Children's Book Category Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable...

To add this book to your home, school or library collection, click on cover image or title links. Written by Carol Goess. Illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie Age Range: Early Childhood Themes: Cooking, family, rhyme Awards: 2011 Children’s Book...
Book Lucky Dip

Reading Responses Most of us understand the value of reading to our children on a daily basis, and it can become the loveliest time in a busy day. A chance for some down time and...

Review of "For All Creatures" Written by Glenda Millard. Illustrated by Rebecca Cool Publisher: Walker Books Australia Age Range: Early Childhood - Middle Primary+ Themes: nature, thankfulness, prayer, animals, ryhme, environment. Awards: Honour Book: Picture Book of the Year, Children...