Dog Books…and Gifts for Dog Lovers

Dog Books...and Gifts for Dog Lovers We are a dog family. It seems to me that you are usually either a dog or a cat or a fish family. Well we're a dog family. We...

Top 10 Tips for Introducing the Classics

Top 10 Tips for Introducing the Classics '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...
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Ten of the Best Children’s Classics

Ten of the Best Children's Classics 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...

Top Ten Counting Books for Children

Top Ten Counting Books for Children I love gifting counting or alphabet books to newborn babies (for more newborn baby gifts see here) as learning numbers and letters really is the basis for early literacy...

Mother’s Day Books and Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Books and Gift Ideas All families are different: some have a mum and some don’t; some have two mums; some have a mum who no longer lives with them; and some have several generations of...

Top Ten Dog Books

  Top Ten Dog Books Apologies for the excessive amount of Staffordshire terrier pictures in this post.  RIP gorgeous boys. As any of my long-time readers will know, we lost our much adored Rex in March 2014...

Top Ten Favourite Books at Six Years Old

Top Ten Favourite Books at Six Years Old Now We Are Six When I was one, I had just begun. When I was two, I was nearly new. When I was three, I was hardly me. When I was four, I was not...

Top 10 Ballet Books

  Top 10 Ballet Books (with titles suitable for early childhood to young adult reading age range. More ballet book posts are here and here) Yesterday we went to ‘Tutu Day’, an event by the Queensland Ballet. It was...

Top Ten Pirate Books!

Top Ten Pirate Books! Our house seems to be overflowing with pirate books at the moment.  Pud ‘helped’ me one day when I was working at the StoryArts Festival. I ‘paid’ her in books signed...

Preparing for a New Sibling With Books

  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...