I patiently awaited its arrival. Now I’ve had my fix, and… it was worth the wait. This one effectively enlightened all my senses. With Bob Graham‘s natural poetic writing style, philosophical touch and emotive images, ‘How the Sun Got to … Continue reading How the Sun Got to Coco’s House
Here’s a cheeky story of one force of nature; the wind. Treating the gust as an anthropomorphic, invisible being, young Ollie interacts with it in creative ways, hoping to be reunited with the hat and scarf that were snatched from … Continue reading Ollie and the Wind
Sara Acton, much-loved author illustrator known for her gorgeous watercolour and line works of art, including picture books such as ‘Daddy Cuddle’, ‘Poppy Cat’, and ‘Bridie’s Boots’. Her most recent creation is ‘As Big as You’, which, unlike the title … Continue reading As Big as You
On first glance, I noticed something different about Peter Carnavas‘ most recent creation compared to his previous works. His books including ‘The Boy on the Page’, ‘Jessica’s Box’ and ‘Oliver and George’ are well-known for their adorable hand-painted characters and … Continue reading Blue Whale Blues
This & That, Mem Fox (author), Judy Horacek (illus.), Scholastic Australia, October 2015. WHO: Mem Fox is a lengendary and much-loved Australian author, filling our homes with love and joy for more than 30 years. Her classics, including Possum Magic, … Continue reading This & That Teaching Notes
With school starting up for the year ahead, there may be many mixed feelings of trepidation, excitement and loneliness (and that’s just for the parents). But if your kids are going through some of these emotions, too, here are some … Continue reading Get Reading for School, Kids!
Alfie is plenty busy… too busy to get ready to go out. This fun-loving, easily-distracted and stubborn crocodile typically finds handstands more important than eating breakfast, as is chasing Steve McQueen the cat. And looking for undies unexpectedly leads to … Continue reading Hurry Up Alfie
I love this story about a boy who keeps a firm grasp on his security object; a parachute, with the most imaginative occurrences caused by his own fear. The perspectives portrayed by illustrator, Matt Ottley really take the reader into … Continue reading Parachute
Another scrumptious story from Peter Carnavas is What’s In My Lunchbox? What special goodies will you be packing in your child’s lunchbox? Sweet? Savoury? Healthy snacks? A little treat? All to be expected. Well, you can imagine this boy’s surprise … Continue reading What’s In My Lunchbox?