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10 Things For Kids to Read Besides Books

10 Things for Kids to Read Besides Books

In today's post Jodie of Growing Book by Book shares ten useful non-book resources for encouraging kids to read. We want kids to read, read and read some more. There are so many wonderful books to read that it would be almost impossible to run out of choices. But, sometimes our kids don’t have … [Read more...]

Books for Beginning Readers: Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Great Books for Early Readers: Fly Guy book series review by Tedd Arnold

When Immy first brought home one of Tedd Arnold's Fly Guy books from the school library, I honestly failed to see the appeal. But all it took was one book and she was hooked! Th first in the series, Hi! Fly Guy, was published in 2005 and was awarded the ALA Theodor Seuss Geisel Award shortly … [Read more...]

50 Childhood Favourites: Picture Books from the 80s and 90s

50 Childhood Classics: Picture Books from the 80s and 90s

When I first published my 50 Classic Picture Books and 20 Classic Chapter Books to Read Aloud With 5-8 Year Olds book lists (both of which feature books published prior to the 1980s) I had many people comment to me that there are also many fabulous titles that were published in the 80s and 90s. Of … [Read more...]

Reading Quotes for Kids: Printable Book Quote Poster

Childrens books

Just because I love this reading with kids quote! Here it is as a free printable poster for your home, your classroom, your childcare service, your library...wherever it is that you read with children! To download and print: CLICK HERE to open the PDF file. Download or save the PDF to your own … [Read more...]

Around the World in 40 Books

40 picture books to teach children about the world

I love the theme of this year's Book Week in Australia - books light up our world! Books really do introduce children to so many new concepts, ideas and adventures and today I am excited to be sharing a collection of 40 different picture books representing stories from all around the … [Read more...]

18 Book Inspired Snacks for Kids

18 Book Inspired Snack Ideas for Kids. Perfect for Book Week, International Book Day or any day!

Continuing with our week of book themed posts, today I am sharing 18 fun snack ideas to make with kids inspired by fabulous children's picture books. What a perfect match - books inspiring cooking with kids! Click on the first link for each snack to find the details of how to make it. The … [Read more...]

15 Simple-to-Make Book Inspired Costume Ideas

15 Simple-to-Make Book Inspired Costumes for Book Week or World Book Day or Halloween

While parents all across Australia despair of Book Week and the inevitable Book Week Parade costume, I secretly sort of look forward to it ;) Mind you, despite the exciting, creative ideas that I suggest all Immy ever wants to be is some form of fairy or princess *sigh* Most. Disappointed. Mother. … [Read more...]

12 Chapter Book Series for Young Readers

12 Great Chapter Book Series for Young Readers

In today's post Ali of At Home with Ali is sharing a fabulous collection of chapter book series for kids making the move into chapter books. Chapter book series turned reading from a chore to a pleasure for my eldest daughter. I brought home a Billie B Brown book one day and my daughter … [Read more...]