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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...]

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Small World Play

We're Going On A Bear Hunt Small World Play Idea

Today Lauren of Teacher Types shares a fun, first small world play idea based on the well-loved children's classic, We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Have you heard of small world play? Miss M (2 years 4 months) is just at the right age to introduce this type of play. So I chose a familiar story … [Read more...]

9 Awesome DIY Ideas for Kids Bookshelves

9 Awesome DIY Kids Bookshelves

My girls have a lot of books and I have been looking for shelving options for a narrow hallway so that I can store some books that I need to put away until AJ is a little older. As I was searching Pinterest for inspiration, I came across so many fabulous DIY ideas for children's bookshelves that I … [Read more...]