Christmas Gingerbread Cooking – Holiday Reading Activities So, it seems Christmas is here. Whilst I am not a massive fan of Christmas trees, I am completely obsessed with Christmas cooking. Actually I’m completely obsessed with...

Literary Gifts for Christmas You see it all over Pinterest, and I do not know the original source, but I love the gift giving philosophy of; Something to read. Something to wear. Something they want. Something they need. I also add...

  Preparing for a New Sibling With Books! Over the years many people have asked me about what books to read to a firstborn when a brother or sister is on the way. The books below are...

10 Reasons Bedtime Reading ROCKS  My life is busy and chaotic, and every family has its challenges with time and individual circumstances. Large families, single fathers or mothers, children with disabilities, a parent who is...

Creating a Print Rich Environment As you may have guessed – we have a home filled with books. But I also try to create a print rich environment in other ways. A print rich environment...

Introducing the Classics to Younger Readers Classics are books that have stood the test of time and still remain relevant and popular. Many parents love reading the classics with or to their children and remembering...

Ask a Professional: Books for Tweenage Girls on Friendship “Can you recommend a book for my 'tweenage' girl who is dealing with some friendship issues” So you're worried about your child’s ability to make new...
Book Gifts for Toddlers

Book Gifts for Toddlers Okay let’s be honest… this is a hard (ish) age group. They love books, but they love them so much they eat them.  Toddlers are still learning the mechanics of how...
Ava's Tunes

Top Ten Reasons to Enjoy Audio Children’s Books PudStar loves audio children's stories, songs and ryhmes. We have quite a collection now on CD and in files on the computer. On her dressing table you...

Online Audio Children's Stories Children’s books in audio form – online stories or CDs or MP3 files are a great way for children to experience books and stories in a different format. Reading is a...