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Review of ‘The Kingdom of Silk’ series Written by Glenda Millard, Illustrated by Caroline Magerl (book 1) and Stephen Michael King (books 2-6) All titles in this series can be purchased by clicking on title or image...

Book Gifts for Boys 9 years old+ I love this age range in books for boys. The great adventure stories start but without some of the gore and terror that enters their books in a few...

Review of ‘Today we Have no Plans’ Written by Jane Godwin, illustrated by Anna Walker Age Range: Early childhood-middle primary Publisher: Penguin Books Themes: family, togetherness, time, passing of time, days of the week, relaxation, slowing down. “A busy week, a slower...

Land of the Dinosaurs! PudStar has never really been enamored with the sandpit. We spent SO LONG building the thing and struggling with barrow after barrow of sand up our hill (think 90 degree angle) and she’s...

Reading in the Great Outdoors Reading doesn’t have to be just an indoor activity. We have an IKEA tent on our front deck that is the ‘Reading Tent’ and PudStar loves being locked in the tent....

Book Storage in the Bedroom My girls have lots of books; it comes with having a teacher librarian for a mother and a teacher librarian for a nonna. I regularly sort through our books with...

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...
Gumnut Babies and Gumleaves

Review of ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’ Let me start be saying that really I’m not reviewing these books, as they are classics…so obviously they are fabulous. But in order to properly categorize this post (and I...
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...
ChickPea playing the piano

Space for Reading and Space for Play: Our Playroom Having just built a few extra rooms in downstairs, we now have a playroom, and it’s a bit like the dishwasher; I don’t know how I...