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The Lost Thing By Shaun Tan

September 18, 2018

  In typical, Shaun Tan style, The Lost Thing is a feast for both the eyes and the imagination. The book itself professes to be…

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Create an Octable!

September 13, 2018

We are having a lot of fun with ‘octables’ at home. My son’s teacher introduced it to us and we’re finding it to be a…

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The Tower to the Sun By Colin Thompson

September 11, 2018

  There is a 7-word sentence, guaranteed to get me to purchase/read a picture book; it is: This book is written by Colin Thompson. This…

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Read Aloud for International Literacy Day

September 06, 2018

  It is almost International Literacy Day – here in Australia it is Saturday 8th September. So, we thought we’d share our favourite bedtime reads.…

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Two Peas in a Pod By Chris McKimmie

September 04, 2018

  Two Peas in a Pod was a Short-Listed Book in 2010. It’s a story that made me smile, and sometimes, that’s about the best…

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How to teach telling time

How To Teach Your Child To Tell Time

August 30, 2018

How do you teach your child to tell time? It is a question we get asked all the time. They really do need to understand…

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Cat and Fish By Joan Grant

August 28, 2018

  Cat and Fish was first published in 2003, and was awarded ‘Picture Book of the Year’. It is a no-frills book about unlikely friendships…

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Find Your Treasure

August 23, 2018

We are in the midst of one the most exciting weeks on the calendar – Book Week! Your kids might be dressing up for school,…

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Jenny Angel By Margaret Wild

August 21, 2018

  Jenny Angel is certainly not a light-hearted story and it is not one to read for enjoyment or fun, but it is beautiful and,…

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Show Me The Money!

August 16, 2018

Kids are often fascinated with money. Is it something we’ve handed down through the ages? This love of shiny little pieces of gold? Although, my…

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