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ChickPea playing the piano

Space for Reading and Space for Play: Our Playroom

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...
Elizabeth the Penguin on her Shelf

Review of ‘Squish Rabbit’

Review of ‘Squish Rabbit’ Written and Illustrated by Katherine Battersby Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: Adventure, feelings, friends, problem solving, imagination, confidence Awards:  2012 Children’s Book Council Notable book (Early Childhood category) Short listed for the...
Walnut Baby

Walnut Babies Reading Activity

Walnut Babies A while ago now we made gumnut babies with the cousins. It was a huge success and all the cousins still cherish their gumnut babies. We come back to Snugglepot and Cuddlepie fairly regularly...
Gumnut Baby Materials

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Reading Activity

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Reading Activity We have so enjoyed reading the adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie of late. These classic Australian books contain images and adventures that stay with you always…to this day I still...

Review of the ‘Violet Mackerel’ series

Review of the ‘Violet Mackerel’ series Written by Anna Branford. Illustrated by Sarah Davis Publisher: Walker Books Australia Age Range: Lower -  Middle Primary Themes: family, blended families, siblings, ideas, collections. Awards: 2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia Shortlisted Book...
Carrots for Parsley Rabbit

Inspired by a Book

Inspired by a Book We’ve growing some carrots! Inspired by one of my favourite 'books about books, 'Parsley Rabbit's Book About Books', PudStar decided that we should really grow some carrots for Parsley Rabbit and...
Ava's Tunes

Top Ten Reasons to Enjoy Audio Children’s Books

Top Ten Reasons to Enjoy Audio Children’s Books PudStar loves audio children's stories, songs and ryhmes. We have quite a collection now on CD and in files on the computer. On her dressing table you...

Online Audio Children’s Stories

Online Audio Children's Stories Children’s books in audio form – online stories or CDs or MP3 files are a great way for children to experience books and stories in a different format. Reading is a...
Bedtime reading

Raising a Reader – Online Tips for Parents

Raising a Reader - Online Tips for Parents The Western Australian Department of Education has some great downloadable booklets on ‘Raising a Reader’. I’ve used them a number of times over the years as handouts...

Children’s Book Online – Dallas Clayton

Children's Book Online by Dallas Clayton Authors or illustrators choose to self-publish a book for a variety of reasons. Many people might just want to share their work with friends or family, some people do...