Posts from the category: Books

12 Magical Book Series for Kids Who Love Rainbow Magic


Immy was a big fan or the Rainbow Magic book series for many years but I am secretly relieved to say that she has totally moved on. While their magical stories of friendship are somewhat captivating for 5-8 year olds,  I found them somewhat repetitive and formulaic, more than a little shallow and … [Read more...]

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Book Themed Sensory Tub

Brown Bear Brown Bear Book Inspired Colourful Sensory Tub

Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see? I see a sensory tub waiting for me!! One of the very best books for young children is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (words by Bill Martin Jr and colourful illustrations by Eric Carle). The predictability, pattern and repetitive text paired with … [Read more...]

12 Eggs-cellent Books About Eggs!

12 Eggscellent Books About Eggs

Of course at this time of year everything is all about eggs! So today I want to share a dozen of our favourite egg themed books for you to enjoy with the children (or chickens!) in your life. Let me know if you see a favourite on this list, or indeed any that you would add to our … [Read more...]

Picture Books Celebrating Being Who You Are: Individuality & Diversity

Kids Books That Celebrate Being Who You Are: Recognising Individuality and Difference

I think that teaching children to recognise and celebrate uniqueness and individuality is so important to their social and emotional development, and let's face it - we all feel different from our friends and even family at some stage! This collection of books are all about celebrating being who you … [Read more...]

Eating the Alphabet: Cooking with Kids from A to Z

Ideas for Cooking with Kids: Eating the Alphabet 26 recipes inspired by the book. Great for cooking with preschoolers and elementary aged children

Eating The Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables From A to Z by Lois Ehlert is a beautifully illustrated alphabet book perfect for introducing children to a range of new fruits and vegetables (with a host of already familiar ones scattered throughout as well). I personally can think of no better way to … [Read more...]

Learning about Colour Mixing with Mix it Up

Toddler art: Learning About Colour Mixing with Mix It Up and Press Here

I recently discovered the brilliance of the book Mix it Up by Herve Tullet when my (almost) 3 year old chose to borrow it from our local library. It is the most engaging and interactive, beautiful and educational book I’ve come across in a long time. Little fingers are invited to tap, press and rub … [Read more...]

9 Great Starting School Picture Books

9 Books to Help Children Transition to School

Miss AJ is starting four year old kindergarten in a month's time - hold me! You all know I think books are a perfect tool for introducing children to new life experiences and so today I am sharing some of our favourite picture books that I hope will help your child, as they are helping mine, ease … [Read more...]

15 Un-Princess Picture Books for Princess Lovers

15 Fabulous Un-Princessy Princess Picture Books for Kids Who Love Princesses

Now both of my girls embrace all things princesses-y but I like to ensure that they have a BIG dose of modern day princess mixed in with the Disney-fied version. So today I am sharing a collection of books that feature sassy, sparkling, smart, kind and brave girls, most of whom just happen to be … [Read more...]