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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...

Reading in the Digital Age

Reading in the Digital Age Perhaps sensationalist, but Craig Mod, captures the sentiment of many writers on the topic when he poetically states; Print is dying. Digital is surging. Everyone is confused. The advent of e-readers and digital reading...

Top 20 Gift Books for Babies

 Top 20 Gift Books for Babies Every so often I do an order with Booktopia or Amazon for some of the following titles, which are my all-time favourites as book gifts for babies. I like to have a...
Present Time!

Library Shelving = BEST.PRESENT.EVER

Library Shelving = BEST.PRESENT.EVER For PudStars first Christmas we got her…LIBRARY SHELVING! Really what child doesn’t want a bit of organisation in their lives? Anyway, I was happy with the shelving/present, Dan was unsure but not...
Peter Rabbit mini books

Books for Coffee Shops Visits

Books for Coffee Shops Visits PudStar spent much time in coffee shops in her first year...she was so portable back then! After leaving hospital, first stop before going home was Salt, and this is still her favourite coffee...
Little Blue and Berry Tea

Review of ‘Little Blue’

Review of ‘Little Blue’ Written and Illustrated by Gaye Chapman Age Range: Early Childhood - Middle Primary Themes: Adventure, feelings, friends, imagination, grandparents, art Awards: 2009 Queensland Premier's Literature Awards, Children's Book Category Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable...
puffling 2

Inscribing Children’s Book Gifts

Inscribing Children's Book Gifts Click on title links to purchase books.  The first gift that was given to me when I had PudStar eight years ago was 'Puffling'. It was given to me by the wonderfully talented...

Review of ‘Can We Lick the Spoon Now’

To add this book to your home, school or library collection, click on cover image or title links. Written by Carol Goess. Illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie Age Range: Early Childhood Themes: Cooking, family, rhyme Awards: 2011 Children’s Book...
Book Lucky Dip

Reading Activities: Book Lucky Dip

Reading Responses Most of us understand the value of reading to our children on a daily basis, and it can become the loveliest time in a busy day. A chance for some down time and...