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PudStar’s Show and Tell

Good afternoon Two Gold. My name is PudStar on the internet. We call me that on the internet becuase it is not good to put to much information on the internet.

This week for Show and Tell we had to share a website for children. Mummy has a blog, which is a website but it means web-log – like a journal on the internet.

The website is this www.childrensbooksdaily.com . And I am too and see my photo.

PudStar Blogs

You can see lots of books for children that you might like to read. I am also on the blog, but only when I tell mummy it is okay to use my photo. My MS Readathon page is also on the interney and you can see it here PudStar’s Sponsor Page. 

This is me with my dog Rex who died which is very sad.

This is me with my dog Rex who died which is very sad.


I know some famous authors because mummy has lunch with them, like Narelle Oliver and Stephen Axelsen. My mummy met the author of Anders and I would like to meet him. I am meeting Andy Griffiths in three weeks time and having a day off school so I can meet him and other authors. Don’t tell Mrs Nisbet 🙂 .

I did this with Narelle Oliver

I did this with Narelle Oliver

Puds Review with Surname Removed.

This is me at mummys book radio show.

This is me at mummys book radio show.


My favourite books are…

The Treehouse series Avid Reader PudStar

Coco Banjo

Clementine Rose series (full review here)

EJ Spy School series

Young Children and the Environment (full review here) and I did the illustrations.

young-children-and-the-environment Avas Birds

Ruby Red Shoes (full review here)

Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris ruby-red-shoes

Anders and The Comet anders-and-the-comet

Amazing Babes (full review here)

Today we Have no Plans (full review here)

Silver Buttons

When I was little the best book I ever read was Tom Tom


Thank you for listening. Are there any questions?

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  1. Jenny on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing the books you enjoy reading with us PudStar. They will give me a few good ideas when I’m shopping for a present for my niece.

    • Megan Daley on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      Mummy says hello Jenny – she likes you.

  2. Bianca on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Hi PudStar,
    Thanks for sharing your favourite books – Anders and the Comet looks especially good. I think I will get that one for my daughter’s birthday.
    I love your mum’s blog too!
    From Bianca in Sydney

    • Megan Daley on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      Mummy met the Anders author in Sydney when she visited her friend Eden Riley. She is my friend too. I love her.

  3. Amy on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    I enjoyed reading all about you.
    Thank you for the book recommendations. My 7 year old daughter is always looking for new authors to read.
    Right now she is reading a Tom Gates book and really enjoying it.
    Enjoy meeting Andy Griffiths, we all think he is fantastic.

    • Megan Daley on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      He is funny.

  4. Mary on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Well done PudStar.

    • Megan Daley on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Mummy says hello to you.

  5. Noelene on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    What a great review of your mums blog .My favourite book is Today we have no plans. Noelene

    • Megan Daley on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      I like that book too.

  6. Debs on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Hi Pudstar. Thank you so much for sharing your favourite books with us. We love Ruby Red Shoes too and I know my 6 year old daughter will love many of your suggestions. I love the picture you did with Narelle Oliver. It looks great! Have you put it in a frame?

    • Megan Daley on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Mummy made me put it in a frame. Narelle Oliver makes good tea.

  7. Mrs P on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Hello! I am a Prep teacher who reads your mum’s blog. I used to write a blog a long time ago, but it wasn’t as interesting as your mum’s!
    My favourite book at the moment is Thelma The Unicorn. I wonder if you and your mum will ever get to meet Aaron Blabey? That would be awesome!

    • Megan Daley on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      I would like to meet Aaron Blabey too and I did have Thelma on my list but I took it off. I don’t know why.

  8. Megan Thomas on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Good on you PudStar (great first post) and hello Two Gold : – ) PS Your Mum gives very helpful book information & advice on her blog/facebook/insatgram/website posts etc. I look for ideas to help my two boys read and write (they are 10 & 12), and I struggle at the moment with their addiction to screens, better to make games than just play them #IMHO I’m loving the hastags btw In My Humble Opinion and my #boys don’t think that’s cool (at all) “please just STOP Mum” lol I say 😉 this is the crazy new world we live in though, so better to learn rather than fight it : – ) happy reading and writing little one and I look forward to your future posts xo

  9. Hello from Bendigo on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Hello Pudstar, I look at your mummy’s blog for lots of book ideas. I have a 5 year old who has started school this year, she likes a lot of the same books that you do. Well done on your blog post!

    • Megan Daley on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      Thank you – it was hard.

    • Ellen on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      A great first blog PudStar. We love Narelle Oliver and her books as well. Have fun showing this to your school friends! 🙂 x

  10. Fiona Moorhouse on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Pudstar I hope your friends at school like hearing about all the lovely books your mum gets for you. You are very lucky to get to meet the authors of some of your favourite books.

    • Megan Daley on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      I like authors. They are very nice. Mummy says Randall needs to trim our tree before she starts sneezing again. I don’t like her sneezing. I like Randall. Except he ate too many chillies at our house one day. That was sad.

  11. Rebel Wylie on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Pssst I bet Andy Griffiths is taking a day off to meet you too! How cool is that x

    • Megan Daley on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Mummy said you are funny.

  12. Lyn Rudduck on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Hi PudStar, Great work!

  13. Jess on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Thank you Pud Star!
    We enjoyed reading about your favorite books!
    Ruby Red shoes is a favorite at our house & we look forward to lolling at some of your favorites!
    My daughters favorites are Marmaduke Duck & a pipkin of pepper
    When I was at school, the two favorite authors I got to meet were Ronald Dahl & Bryce Courtney
    Thank you and we think you are great!
    ️Jess, Geoff, Mia & Marley

  14. Emma on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Wow, that was a great blog entry Pudstar. I will show my 8 year old daughter in the morning – she loves books too, especially The Deltora Quest and Horrible Histories, at the moment.

  15. Aunty Amy on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Hello Pudstar. Thank you very much for your blog recommendations. I will add some of these books to the list for C (we don’t use his name because it’s not good to put too much on the internet ????). His favourite book is still The Very Cranky Bear, which your family gave to him. I’m proud of you.

  16. Megan Bowes on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Hello PudStar, I love reading your Mummy’s blog- She is very clever.. My girl loves the Tree house series too. She got to meet Any Griffiths a few weeks ago at the Sydney Writers Festival, she was very excited, he even wrote in her book.
    Thankyou for sharing your show + tell. I think you did a super job.
    From Megan
    -Sydney 🙂

  17. Rachel on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    hi PudStar. What a great blog! I loved reading about your favourite books. Have you read Pearlie in the Park?

    Thanks for sharing your great writing!

  18. Trisha B on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    I love your Mum’s blog too. I write anything I like (about big kid books) and she posts it! How cool is that? Wish she’d organise a Q and A for me.

    Hope you are having fun answering all these comments.

    (Mine doesn’t have a question)

    Trisha B

  19. Jan Maree on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    What a great first blog Pudstar! I love Narelle Oliver’s work as well. I have 2 prints of hers that I bought a long time ago. I am also a big fan of Ruby Red Shoes and Ruby Red Shoes goes to Paris. I often get ideas for books from your mum’s blog.Thank you for sharing your reviews with us. I wish I could meet Andy Griffith as well! You are a very lucky girl.

    • Megan Daley on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      Mummy says you should come to meet Andy Griffiths too – becuase it’s not very far from St Aidans.

  20. Rochelle on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing your words of wisdom PudStar! I enjoyed reading your blog post. Perhaps you can write to us again one day on your mums blog, with a book review or such. I am a mum too and have a 6 year old girl (in Year One) and an almost 4 year old boy (in kindy). I will show them your lovely blog writing and the photos you shared tomorrow afternoon.

  21. Mel on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Hi PudStar!

    Great post! My 8 year old step daughter loves the Treehouse series too. I hope you have a great time meeting Andy!

    Mel 🙂

  22. Brooke McCarney on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Hi! What a great Show and Tell you have prepared 🙂 We are also going to meet Andy Griffiths in a few weeks and my 3 boys are very excited too!
    PS. Say hello to my niece Matilda P. at school from her Aunty Brooke tomorrow please 🙂 Thank you!

  23. Lara at This Charming Mum on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    What a great blog post PudStar! Thanks for sharing some of your favourite books with us. My daughters also love EJ Spy School and Amazing Babes. You have good taste in books ????

  24. Rachel on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Hi PudStar,
    Thanks for sharing your favourite books! I really like reading your Mummy’s blog as well! I look forward to hearing about you meeting Andy Griffiths.
    My daughter is only one but already loves to read. Her favourites at the moment are ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ and any of the Spot books.
    What book are you going to read next?

  25. Margaret Thompson on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Hi Pudstar
    I loved reading about you and the books you like. I used to work in a School Library just like Mummy.
    I loved the photo of you and Rex, it is sad when our pets die, but we have to remember the good times we had with them. Hope your class loved hearing about the blog.

  26. Vivian on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    What a great post Pud! You’re sure to do well. I’ll show A & B in the morning as they are already asleep after our reading! They might also post a message to you to talk about what they’re loving reading at the moment. Thanks for sharing all your ideas and pictures.

    Viv x

  27. Hanadi on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Hey there Pudstar! What a super cool first blog! How exciting! My Mr 8 and I are hoping to meet Andy Griffiths this weekend, I think I’m more excited than my little guy! Don’t know if you’re a fan of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but I heard Jeff Kinney is coming to Australia! I love how you’re taking mums advice about online safety and security, super important. Thumbs up to you both!

  28. Susie Bennett-Yeo on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    PudStar, I love watching your exciting adventures on your mums blog with all the wonderful authors you have met because of your mum! I am a little jealous! You have read some fantastical books and I know that there will be lots of kids thinking they would like to read some of them as well! Job well done PudStar????

  29. Emma on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Hello PudStar! I enjoyed reading your first blog post. I hope Mummy lets you write a few more. I have a 8 year old son who will be super jealous that you are meeting Andy Griffiths! We had to go to the bookshop on the very first day the new Treehouse book came out to buy it with money he had saved from doing jobs around the house.
    I also have 2 little girls, and I use your mum’s blog a lot to choose books for them. They have seen a picture of you on the blog and think you look like lots of fun. I think their next book will be Ruby Red Shoes. Do you think they will like it?

    From Emma ????

  30. Tracey on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    What a fabulous blog post! I loved reading about what you love reading. I work with your mum, and she is such a talented and inspiring lady AND she makes musk sticks from scratch…..I have tasted them and they are THE BEST MUSK STICKS IN THE WORLD!!!! Have a great presentation at school.

  31. Cat on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Hi PudStar,
    It was lovely to read a little about you and I especially liked your list of favourite books. My 6 year old little boy loves Andy Griffiths and met him earlier this year. He was very excited and told Andy a joke and Andy laughed. I’m sure you can imagine he thought that was pretty brilliant. I am very jealous you get to hang out with authors often as I especially love children’s books too. When I was little books were my friends and now I’m grown and have my own children my boys share that friendship too. I hope your classmates enjoy reading this too.
    Cat, in Adelaide. X

  32. Fiona on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Hi Pud
    Great post. I hope you have enjoyed talking to everyone. My kids once waited 2 hours to see Andy Griffiths – and they say it was worth every minute of the wait! Did you like the new Treehouse book?

  33. Katey on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Hi PS. Great blog post! Francis and I are going to see Andy Griffiths on Friday at Indro. We can’t wait! Love, Aunty Kate and Francis. Xx

  34. Mother Down Under on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    You know I never knew that blog was short for web-log? Thank you for teaching me something new!
    And I love that photo of you and Rex. Dog and books are two of my favourite things too!

  35. Manda on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Great post, Pudstar! You have excellent taste in books

  36. Ms Honour on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Hi Madam Daly

    How quaint. Your very own blog!

    Books light up our world! Where have you heard that before.?


  37. Sarah on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    thanks for the post PudStar. As a mother of a 4 & 2 year old I hope they grow to love books like you do. At the moment they are not very interested ???? thanks you for sharing your fave books with us

  38. Clodagh on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Hi Pudstar
    Great blog post! Thanks for sharing with us. I will share with my kids some of the books you recommend. I am jealous that you’ve met so many famous authors and that you are a published illustrator

    Love your mums posts and recommendations too!
    Clodagh ????

  39. Mumma Book on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Hi Pudstar. Thanks for sharing with us. You’re very lucky to have such an amazing mummy who works so hard and has author friends. I love books too and I do the same job as your mummy in a school on the Sunshine Coast. I love to read what she writes and I would love to meet her one day. I’m sorry that your beautiful dog died. My dog did too and it made me sad. Just like in the book Toby.

  40. Clodagh on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Hi Pudstar
    Great blog post! Thanks for sharing with us. I will share with my kids some of the books you recommend. I am jealous that you’ve met so many famous authors and that you are a published illustrator

    Love your mum’s posts and recommendations too!
    Clodagh ????

  41. Jordian on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Hi PudStar, I have a daughter in year 2 that will be very excited (and a little jealous) that you are going to meet Andy Griffiths!!!

  42. trixi on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Hi PudStar,
    Great Post. I loved your book suggestions and I really loved your bird drawings. Your mum is very sweet and reviewed my sewing book too and you did an awesome job of sewing some stars for the review. So thanks again. I wanted to ask what you want to be when you grow up?
    Trixi from Sydney

  43. Shannon on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Hi PudStar, good luck for your show and tell tomorrow!! I love reading your mummy’s blog and think it’s pretty awesome that you’ve written a blog post now too 🙂

  44. Melissa on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Hi Pudstar. Mum better watch out you are a natural!! I’m sure the kids in your class will love your blog. My dad always told me ” If you have a book you’ll never be lonely” you look like you always have a book close by. Great job!

  45. Ak on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Very well written PudStar, we are big fans of the ruby red shoes series too

  46. Coralie Ross on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    I do love your blog, PudStar and it’s so good to see that you love reading. Aren’t you lucky to have met so many authors? I love meeting authors too. Two of my favourites are Jacquie Harvey and Narelle Oliver. I’ll actually be seeing Narelle next week and another author, Deb Abela. You will love Deb’s books when you are a little older.

  47. Sarah Betteridge on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Hi Pudstar. I loved your blog post – well done! It’s great that you are a safe internet user and not giving too much information! How lovely that you enjoy reading so much and get to meet so many authors, especially Andy Griffiths when his books are some of your favourites.

  48. Mrs Egan on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Hi PudStar,

    I really enjoyed reading your first blog post. I’ve started a blog with my class this year and we have been learning about Internet safety. We don’t use our names on our blog either – the students in my class use their nicknames. I’m going to show them your blog post tomorrow, I think it will give them some good ideas for what to read next. We have a book review section on our blog so we can recommend books we like to other students.


    Mrs Egan

  49. Alison H on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Hey you, I love your Mum’s blog too and think you are a gorgeous writer too. Won’t tell Ms Nisbet anything! But how awesome is that adventure! Can’t wait to hear more about it. Take care, Al xx

  50. Alex on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    hello pudstar,
    Thanks for your recommendations on books my two are 6 and 8, we love Andy Griffiths too! I a
    Love silver buttons, as my grandma had a big box of buttons she used to let me play with in her sewing room! Did you know that I also went to St A’s and my girls will go their when they are older, you are so very blessed to go to such a lovely school! Do you know the book Rosie Revere the Engineer? That is what my 6 yr old is going as to book week this week 🙂

  51. Cate on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    What a great blog post-your class is going to learn a lot tomorrow. Hi class!!:)
    I’ve never met Andy Griffiths-lucky you. I did get to meet Lynley Dodd last year. We do love her books, especially Hairy Mclary from Donaldson’s Dairy.
    Can’t wait to read about you meeting Andy Griffiths,

  52. Bele @ BlahBlah on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Pudstar,
    I looooooove your first blog post. Will there be more? Your tree and bird drawing is amazing and I’m very jealous that you’re going to meet Andy Griffiths. Good luck with your show and tell. And I hope you like cake as much as I do.
    Bele x

  53. Theresa Voss on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Hello PudStar THANKYOU for sharing your favourite books I have an 8 year old daughter and I will get some new ideas from your sharing!
    Your Mum is a very cool lovely lady and you look a lot like her. Enjoy your week at school ????✨???????????? Goodnight from the Gold Coast QLD

  54. Sharni on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    What an amazing first blog! You are incredibly creative and have your mummy’s flair for the written word. My 3 year old son has a current obsession with Dr Suess books at the moment. He particularly loves Green Eggs and Ham, and There’s a wocket in my pocket. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

  55. Mel K on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Thanks for your great show and tell Pudstar! You’re a natural! What a great website to review. Your mum has educated me so very much in children’s literature & keeps me up to date with books that are ‘hot. You’re very lucky to have such a talented mum because she is teaching & leading you to a life long love of books, and you know what Pudstar? You’ve done this to my Goose. She wouldn’t be such an avid reader if it wasn’t for wonderful you & your lovely mum.
    Thank you for sharing Pud!
    (PS your secret from Mrs Nisbet is safe with me!) x

  56. Laura on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Hi PudStar, I’m very impressed by your long assignment. My name is Laura but I use another name on social media, a bit like you do. I have two girls, one is two and a half and the other is three months old. Keep reading and giving us recommendations as we love the books that you and ChickPea love too. I was very sorry to hear about your dog dying. I wondered if you have read “I’ll always love you” about a much loved dog dying. It used to make me cry as a child and it still makes me cry as an adult, but in a good way.
    Good luck with your assignment
    Laura from Sydney

  57. Petrice Pascoe on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Wow Pudstar , I love your taste in books. You asked if anyone has a question. I have one, what’s your favourite part in Tom Tom? The children in my kindergarten class love Tom Tom too. I look forward to more blog posts from you in the future. 🙂

  58. Over the fence on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    hi there pudstar,
    What a lovely blog entry on your Mummy’s most wonderful blog. We love Ruby Red Shoes in this house too, especially the parts with chickens! The illustrations are beautiful, but not as good as the ones you did for the Young Children and the Environment. Well done you.
    Sam ????

  59. Kerry on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Hi Pudstar,
    Great blog. I’ve never met you but I used to work with your Mummy at WMAC. My little girl also loves Ruby Red Shoes. She dressed up as her for her Bookweek Parade and is looking forward to reading the new book about Ruby in London.

  60. Allison Tait on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Pudstar, what a terrific blog post. I think you will like meeting Andy Griffiths. I met him a little while ago at the Sydney Writers’ Festival and he was very funny. A

  61. Karen Stobbs on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Hello PudStar!
    What fabulous social media work you are doing!
    I love your photos. Your puppy dog was so cute!
    I am so excited to read that you are going to meet Andy Griffths. He is the best author EVER!
    I hope your show and tell goes well. How cool is your Mum’s blog? She is the best blogger EVER!
    Love from KazStar! ????

  62. Kirilee on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Hi Pudstar!

    I really enjoyed reading your blog! Will you be writing another one?

    Kirilee 🙂

  63. Jacqueline Harvey on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Hello Pudstar,

    What a clever clogs you are writing all that in your first blog post! Well done. You’re very lucky to have such a wonderful mummy whose blog you’ve been able to share with your class and that you’ve been able to write on too. Perhaps one day you’d like to write a guest post on my blog (I know Clementine Rose would love that!). Have fun meeting Andy G – he’s terrific (I got to spend a whole week with him in May when we did a festival together). I look forward to reading lots more from you in the future.

    Jacqueline Harvey xx

  64. Shannon @ Oh Creative Day on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Hi Pudstar,
    Congratulations on a fantastic blog post!
    I’m glad that you are learning about how to be safe on the Internet. There is a lot of wonderful information on the Internet. I often visit your mummy’s blog for ideas on which books to read with my students and children.
    At the moment we love books about dogs and dinosaurs at our house.
    Have fun meeting Andy Griffiths! What questions will you ask him?
    Shannon xx

  65. Rebecca on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    What a wonderfully informative post Pudstar! I love children’s books almost as much as your Mummy and have been enjoying reading her blog for a while now. I enjoy reading about the times she takes you and your sister to meet some of the authors you love. I like to do that with my kids too although we haven’t met as many wonderful authors as you have – you are a lucky girl! Thanks for sharing your list of favourite books. ????

  66. Josie Montano on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Hi Pudstar!!
    well done on your blog post
    readers like you make authors jobs easy
    thank you 😎

  67. Kate P on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Hi PudStar! I love your Mummy’s blog, but think you make a pretty good guest blogger ! Maybe you could become a regular ? My girls are the same age as you and thanks to book reviews from you and your Mum, they have discovered lots of new books to read . Some of your favourites have become favourites here too . Good luck for your show and tell . You must have a pretty cool teacher if you are learning about blogs and websites . K 🙂

  68. Al on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Hi Pudstar, we have some things in common. My daughter likes the same books as you. She dressed as EJ12 at her book parade today! She also has the same cool PJs as you’re wearing in the photo of you writing your blog; and I went to school with your Mum’s friend, Eden! What a lot of “snap” moments! I’m going to borrow some of your other book suggestions for my daughter- thanks Pudstar ????????????

  69. Melissa @ Honey Bee Books on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you for sharing some of your favourite books with us. My daughter also loves Ruby Red Shoes and my son really enjoyed the newest book in the Treehouse series. Good luck for your news presentation 🙂

  70. Corena on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Hi Pudstar
    Thank you for sharing your favourite books. There are so many great choices! I’m looking forward to reading some of them with my daughter who is five years old. Particularly Tom Tom as we haven’t seen that one before. Well done on your school project!

  71. Fiona on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Great job! I’m really old – like more than 25 – and have never written a blog post. I love books & dogs. My dog died too. I love reading. It’s hard to choose but my favourite book this week is probably ‘Yak & Gnu’ because I love rhyming.

  72. Maree on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    What a wonderful choice of books, Pudstar. I love reading too and a few years ago I met Andy Griffiths when he came for the Writers Festival. I had to pick him up at the airport and drive him in my car to a school visit. I let my son have the day off school to come with me. He was very excited but he was so amazed to have him sit in our car, that he didn’t say a word! I hope you enjoy your time with him – he is a very funny and clever writer.

  73. Over the fence on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Hi there Pudstar,
    We love Ruby Red Shoes in this house too, especially the parts about chickens. ???? The illustrations are beautiful too, but not as good as the ones you did for Young Children and the Environment, well done you!
    Sam ????

  74. Fiona on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Hi Pudstar,
    I am a Teacher Librarian – a bit like your mum, but not quite as accomplished!
    You have some fabulous favourite books. That’s the best thing about having a mum who works with books- you get to see a big variety!
    My daughter’s favourites at the moment are Aaron Blabey’s Bad Guys and Thelma the Unicorn.
    I also like Teacup by Rebecca Young.
    My school is having book week in week 9. Do you have a dress up parade at your school? Which character did you choose? I’m going to be Mr Piranah (Bad guys) and my daughter is going to be Reepicheep the sword-fighting mouse from Narnia.
    Congratulations on having a go at Blogging. I’m only just learning how to do it myself. You have inspired me to get busy this week and blog with kinder.
    Say hi to your mum for me and tell her she is awesome. ????
    I hope to read more blog entries from you soon.

  75. Megan - but not you mum Megan on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:36 pm


    I enjoyed reading your show and tell about your Mum’s site. I used to work with your Mum and WMAC and her library was my favourite place at the school. In fact sometimes I would pretend the kids wanted to visit just so I could hang out with all the books.

    Thank you for sharing your favourite books you have given me some great ideas for presents for people I love. Also thanks for letting your Mum post pictures and stories about you – I think you are COOL. Possibly the coolest PudStar on Earth. Keep reading and being the special person you are!

    Megan x

  76. Mrs B (Lobroo) on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Hello Pudstar
    What a fabulous first entry on a blog! I love the selection of books that are your favourites. I think you are a very lucky young lady to have a mummy (and grandma) that are so passionate about books. Also I am VERY jealous that you get to meet so many authors and even have them over for lunch. Good luck with your show and tell – you will light up the room with your talk 🙂

  77. Gibbergunyah on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Hello PudStar; what a great post you have written! I also have an internet name because I work with children and know it is important to be safe on the internet. I love “Today We Have No Plans” but I need to read more of your favourite books. There are some really good suggestions there.

  78. Shaleen on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Dear PudStar,
    I think you should take over the blog! You are very clever and you like cool books. What are you thinking of asking Andy? Keep Blogging and reading

  79. Miffy F on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Lovely to see you on the blog, Pud! You are getting very famous, these days! You have good taste in books!

  80. Ken & Debbie on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Hi PudStar. Thanks for sharing your favourite books with us. We will suggest these to Silvia-Lee’s mum and dad. We miss Rex too but like it when Tyson comes to visit us.

    We hope your “Show and Tell” goes well.

    Ken and Debbie xx

  81. Miffy F on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Lovely to see you here, Pud! You are getting quite famous now. I think you have very good taste in books. 😀

  82. Cassi Zander on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Wow, PudStar, you are super lucky that your mummy knows so many fantastic authors! And even more lucky that you get to meet them!! My mummy read to me lots when I was a little girl and I love reading too – and now I read lots to my children and they love books too. My little girl hasn’t read any of the Ruby Red Shoes but she does love the EJ Spy series!! And what a great first blog post – you should feel very proud of yourself!!

  83. Lisa-Marie on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Hello Pudstar,

    WOW, how talented are you! You have done a wonderful job writing this blog. You should be very proud of yourself. I love how you shared your favourite books with us. Some of them I have never heard of, so I will be sure to check them out. I too love the “Treehouse” books. So does my daughter. We both met Andy Griffiths last year and he signed all of our books and drew a cool picture in one too. Make sure you take your books and get him to sign them. Who knows one day they may be worth something. I hope your class talk went well.

  84. Samantha Turnbull on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Wow Pudstar – so many comments!
    How lucky you are to be meeting Andy Griffiths – your friends must be very jealous.
    I love the Treehouse series too, but I’ve also heard The Anti-Princess Club is pretty awesome (erhem, cough, cough).

  85. Melissa on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Hi PudStar
    Congratulations on your excellent first effort at blogging! I’m going to see if my friends in England and the U.S. Will say “hi”. You put my show and tell efforts to shame.
    My brother is the one with a lot of tattoos, who seemed a bit scary (until you tasted his cooking) – he’s really a pussy cat.
    Hope tomorrow is a huge success xxxx

    • Megan Daley on Aug 27, 2015 at 7:04 am

      He makes good icecreams.

  86. Michelle N on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    I can see the energy and time you’ve spent on this project. Well done! I wonder who will be the person who lives the farthest away? They might live in England; America; or perhaps a tiny island off the west coast of Africa?!

  87. Helen on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Hi PudStar! Just a quick message from Canada to say GREAT job. Thanks for the book recommendations. Hope show & tell goes well!

  88. Renee Wilson on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Very clever little girl.

  89. Denise Schade on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    What an excellent review of books for your show and tell Ava. I am very impressed by your choice of books and how well you have told the other children about them. Well done!
    Now how can we do something like this for our library at school so we can share some of these recommendations with all the students? have you any ideas?

  90. Denise Schade on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Well done!

  91. House of Cherub on Aug 27, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Hi PudStar, greetings from Sunshine Coast. Congratulations on your first blog post, you did fantastic! That is a great list of books you have there – well done. You and your Mum make a great team! 🙂 Roar! xoxo

  92. Annie on Aug 27, 2015 at 12:38 am

    Pudstar… You are as awesome as your Munns xx

  93. Rhiannon on Aug 27, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Hi PudStar! I loved reading your blog. You have great ideas for books, and my daughter Milla has got lots of new books based on your qualified recommendations 🙂 I also loved to see your amazing paintings and illustrations again. I will always be your biggest Spoonbill fan! Many ‘groetjes’ from Belgium, love Rhi x

  94. SP Getty on Aug 27, 2015 at 3:56 am

    Dear Pudstar,

    When I was a little boy I had a very special puppy named Princess. She was so much fun. I loved her very much. Sadly, she passed away. It’s been more than 30 years since she passed and I still miss her. I have such wonderful memories of her. I am sure you have wonderful memories of your special puppy.

    I love the artwork you made with Narelle. The colors are magical. The bird and the butterfly are beautiful. You did an amazing job.

    I like bunnies and hares about as much as I like kitties and puppies. Do you have red shoes like Ruby? If not, maybe your mummy will buy you a pair of sparkling red shoes for your next birthday.

    You are a wonderful writer. Keep up the great work!

    Best wishes,

    SP Getty

  95. Julie Grasso on Aug 27, 2015 at 6:10 am

    Well done Pud, thanks for a great list of books that my little G will love reading in a few years. We hope you have your own blog one day too so we can read more of your reviews.

  96. Judy on Aug 27, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Hi PudStar
    Great blog post, and thanks for the recommendations. You obviously enjoy reading, and it’s good to see that you are also learning about Internet safety, which is so very important. I used to work in a school library in Queensland, but right now I am in Peru in South America. Maybe you know a book character who came from deepest, darkest Peru.

    I’ve been reading about Book Week in Australia at the moment. Maybe you got dressed up as a book character. There’s lots of parades and festivals here in Peru where adults and children dress up, but that’s usually in traditional costumes. They look spectacular. Gracias y Saludos from Peru.

    • Kristy on Aug 27, 2015 at 6:59 am

      What a fantastic blog entry! Well done PudStar. I really enjoyed seeing your list of favourite books as we are always looking for new titles for Jai and Kyan to read!!!!

  97. Bek on Aug 27, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Thank you for sharing ????

    Awesome show and tell! So many great book recommendations, a great website to share with your class.

  98. Joanne Bevan on Aug 27, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Hello PudStar,
    You’re mums blog is my favourite place to visit everyday. I get jealous when I read about all the authors and illustrators you get to meet. I teach in a small school with 24 students. This year we have an extra teacher so I mainly teach the Yr4-7 students however for the last 8 years I have taught the whole school so you and your mum are my inspiration for all things books and literacy. You might be able to find Kingston-on-Murray on a map. We are in South Australia between Waikerie and Barmera on the River Murray.
    Good luck with Show and Tell.

  99. Julia on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

    WOW – you show & tell is FAB! We love books at our house too & my daughter will love some of your suggestions. I think your mums passion is fantastic & I hope it never fades. Have a great day. PS: We live on the Gold Coast 🙂

  100. Karen on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Dear PudStar
    I love how your Mum shares her love of books with you and now you are sharing it with others. Your first blog post was impressive with lots of information and colourful photos. I went to a workshop with Narelle Oliver a long time ago when she had written her first book ever. She is a very lovely lady. Keep hanging around Mum and all those clever authors, you can sometimes learn lots of things by just listening and watching, and also asking lots of questions. I believe you have a very bright, interesting and wonderful future ahead. Well done you!

  101. Midgey on Aug 27, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Very informative post Pudstar, I went to Uni with your mum and I read this all the time. It is nice to have a guest blogger on with great stories. Say Hi to your class and you can say hi back all the way to the Sunshine Coast.

  102. Cheryl @blissandmayhem on Aug 27, 2015 at 11:58 am

    How AWESOME! Great work Pudstar! I will be showing my son this post later today. Great work. oxoxo

  103. edenland on Aug 27, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    To dearest PudStar,

    Well what a beautifully written blog post. I never knew blog was short for “weblog” so thank you for teaching me that! My son Rocco would love to meet Andy Griffiths one day too. I love how you love books. Book are magical worlds and you must never, ever stop reading.

    Rock on, girlfriend.

    Eden xxxxxxx

  104. Joanne Curry on Aug 27, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Really good job Ava from Eloise

  105. Therese whybird on Aug 27, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    I am sure your class will love this Ava!! Harrison loves the 13 story tree house too!!!

  106. Ang on Aug 28, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Hey Pudstar!!
    I think this name is perfect for you because you really are a star! Your awesome post and wonderful book recommendations have star quality! And don’t even get me started on the fact that you can sing along with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers!! Gold star ???? I want to be just like you when I grow up xx

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