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Books to Screen: Part One

Books to Screen Part One I like story in all forms. I like print. I like electronic. I like my stories as apps. I like audio stories and I like stories on the screen.  I’m...

Review of ‘One Love’

Review of 'One Love' Adapted by Cedella Marley and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton Publisher: Chronicle Books San Francisco Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes:  love, songs, family, community, neighbourhood, nature.  One love, one heart, let’s get together and feel...

Starting Out on Chapter Books: Part One

Starting Out on Chapter Books: Part One Picture books should be read from birth to adulthood, and nowadays publishers cater for this with a plethora of picture book choices for all ages and stages. However, the enjoyment of...

Mermaid Anyone? All Hail the Power of Books

Mermaid Anyone? All Hail the Power of Books For Christmas I had purchased PudStar a very cute mermaid tail from a local co-op handmade shop. She wasn’t even particularly into mermaids but I rather adored...

Top 10 Children’s Books About Toilet Training: Read at Own Risk

Top 10 Children's Books About Toilet Training: Read at Own Risk Well this wasn’t something I thought I’d ever do…a post about children’s books on the topic of toilet training. The lovely Karen, who has...

Review of ‘The Cherry Dress’

Review of 'The Cherry Dress' Written and illustrated by Elizabeth Honey Publisher: Allen and Unwin Age Range: Early childhood – lower primary Themes:  family, sharing, homemade clothes, sewing, siblings, community, upcycling, recylying. This book review is dedicated to the gorgeous Ana...who publicly...

Back to School Series: School Lunches Printable Poster

Back to School Series: School Lunches Printable Poster School lunches are the bane of many a parents weekday mornings. I try and stay in the habit of having a freezer stocked with biscuit dough and frozen...

Back to School Series: Children’s Books about…HEADLICE

Back to School Series: Children’s Books about…HEADLICE I’m guessing you don’t read this blog hoping for books on creepy crawly vermin. But let’s be honest, if you have a child of school age, the dreaded...

Back to School Series! Covering, Labelling and Contacting Children’s Schoolbooks

Back to School Series! Covering, Labelling and Contacting Children’s Schoolbooks As a librarian I am always asked at this time of the year how to cover school books. I get texts, calls and tagged in...

Chocolate Chip Biscuits: Reading and Cooking

Chocolate Chip Biscuits: Reading and Cooking  Anyone that knows me will sigh and shake their head at this post. I have a reputation for obsessively labelling everything in my house, particularly my freezer and pantry...