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Story Starters – Story Stones

Story Starters - Story Stones I am SO not a storyteller. I read books – I need a script. I admire storytellers immensely, but it’s just not me. Plus I talk too much. If I...

Reading to Reduce Barriers

Reading to Reduce Barriers Everyone has probably heard the old African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child”. Sadly, today it’s more of a global village and not the one of yore when...

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore This is the book that I would give as a Christmas present to my children’s teacher librarian, classroom teacher and principal: if my children were in school....

Review of ‘Eric Vale, Epic Fail’

Review of 'Eric Vale, Epic Fail' Written by Michael Gerard Bauer, Illustrated by Joe Bauer Age Range: Middle Primary Themes: school, nicknames, friendships, resilience, journal writing, writing, humour Many years ago I was a bridesmaid for Rebecca, someone...

Books Inspire Action: Fairy Gardens

Books Inspire Action: Fairy Gardens There has been much talk of dinosaur play and dinosaur books on here of late. So to balance that out…now for some fairies! PudStar is at that age where fairies are...

Creating a Print Rich Environment

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...

Capturing Imagination

Capturing Imagination I love to see children experiencing other worlds and ways of living through reading children’s books. Danica from 'Liquorice Lane’ photography creates images which reflect the places children go to in their imagination…often inspired by...

Numeracy in the Kitchen

Numeracy in the Kitchen Please welcome guest blogger Claire Howden. Teacher. Reader. Book Collector. Mathematician. I have talked to Claire many times about how I don't want PudStar to be counting on her fingers at 38 like...

Top 10 Tips for Introducing the Classics to Younger Readers

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...

Review of ‘Dinosaur Rocks’

Review of ‘Dinosaur Rocks’ Written and illustrated by Lachlan Creagh Age Range: Lower Primary Themes: dinosaurs, adventure, grandparents, family, discovery. To add ‘Dinosaur Rocks’ to your home library click here. For more great dinosaur books see here. The first page...