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A Very Literary Christmas

A Very Literary Christmas I am not a massive fan of Christmas trees.  I do love planning my Christmas card, but 'normal' Christmas trees just don't appeal to me, although I do love looking at...

Christmas Reading Tent

Christmas Reading Tent PudStar broke her arm last week following an incident with a NYC snow dome. Perfect timing…just in time for summer swimming and lots of parties involving jumping castles! Unfortunately it also happens...

Christmas Clues – Reading and Mathematics

Christmas Clues – Reading and Mathematics This morning we have another great guest post from Claire Howden - Teacher. Reader. Book Collector. Mathematician.  Clues for finding Christmas presents is a great idea…lots of reading, lots...

Literary Gifts for Christmas

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

  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...

Christmas Cards for Readers

Christmas Cards Christmas Cards…do you do them or not? I’ve done one for as long as I can remember and I’m too scared to stop doing them lest I send the message that the printed...

Have Betty White Read the Books Tonight

Have Betty White Read the Books Tonight Oh I found a good site today! The Screen Actors Guild Foundation has produced some stunning children’s book story readings (screened on YouTube) using SAG members such as...

Review of Ten Blue Wrens and What a Lot of Wattle

Ten Blue Wrens and What a Lot of Wattle Written and illustrated by Elizabeth Honey Publisher: Allen and Unwin Themes: Counting, Australiana, visual literacy Age Range: Early Childhood Awards: Notable book, 2012 Children's Book Council of Australia...

10 Reasons Bedtime Reading Rocks

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...

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...