Gardening, Sustainability and Literature for Children

Today we combined with our sister school and all of Year Two enjoyed 'Gardening and Sustainability Day'. We ran three rotations focusing on worm farming and composting, growing from seeds and cuttings, and fairy gardens....

How to Make Paper

I have done quite a few 'Slow Communication' workshops at Brisbane City Council Libraries, based on the book 'Snail Mail'.  You can read about my slow communication station in my school library here. We've...

Children’s Choice Award: Puggle Award for the The Wilderness Society

Children's Choice Award: Puggle Award for the The Wilderness Society I love a children's book award, and the Environment Award for Children's Literature is one that I particularly admire. The Wilderness Society’s annual Environment Award...

Book People: Rebecca Johnson

Book People: Rebecca Johnson I feel like I've known Rebecca for the longest time and I cannot believe I've not featured her sooner in one of my Book People posts! She was actually one of...

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...

Celebrity Gardeners and Books for Young Eco Warriors

Celebrity Gardeners and Books for Young Eco Warriors Isn’t it lovely when you meet a ‘celebrity’ in real life and they are exactly as you imagined them? ChickPea and I were fortunate enough to meet Costa...

‘Young Children and the Environment’

Review of 'Young Children and the Environment' It’s the age old question to ask young children; ‘What would you like to be when you grow up?’. ChickPea always says, ‘a dinosaur or a truck driver’...

Environment Award for Children’s Literature

Environment Award for Children's Literature I love a children's book award, and the Environment Award for Children's Literature is one that I particularly admire. The Wilderness Society’s annual Environment Award for Children’s Literature (EACL) promotes...

Children’s Books about Gardening

Children’s Books about Gardening I adore gardening but am a very chaotic and sporadic gardener. Photos of my garden on this blog are of teeny tiny sections of my garden as mostly my garden is a disaster...

Inspired by a Book: Worm Towers!

Inspired by a Book: Worm Towers! Over the summer holidays I went through all the children’s gardening books we have at home and PudStar became very keen on one in particular, ‘Yucky Worms’. I’m always on...