Collage Cat inspired by “Winston and the Indoor Cat”
Are you looking for a fun craft to make with your children for Book Week? These fun cat collages were inspired by one of this year’s CBCA shortlisted Early Childhood books, “Winston and the Indoor Cat,” written and illustrated by Leila Rudge. “A story about seeing what life is like on the other side of the window. Two very different cats: Winston, a free-spirited explorer; and The Indoor Cat, lover of leisure; form a friendship and show each other how different their lives could be. Can The Indoor Cat be enticed by outdoor adventure? Will Winston be tempted by a life of indoor luxury?“ “Winston and the Indoor Cat” is…
Paper Plate Whale inspired by “Walk of the Whales”
Are you looking for a fun craft to make with your children for Book Week? These cute paper plate whales puppets were inspired by one of this year’s CBCA shortlisted Early Childhood books, “Walk of the Whales,” written and illustrated by Nick Bland. “When all of the whales in the ocean leave their home to walk around on land, people don’t quite know what to think. But soon shopkeepers go out of business, farms are flooded with water and salt, and people shout horrible, anti-whale words. That is, until, a smart little girl decides to ask the whales what everyone can do to help.“ Walk of the Whales is a fun…
Paper Cup Rocket Inspired by Stellarphant
Are you looking for a fun craft to make with your children for Book Week? These fun jumping paper cup rockets were inspired by one of this year’s CBCA shortlisted Picture Books, “Stellarphant,” written and illustrated by James Foley. “Stella wants to be an astronaut. There is only one problem- Stella is an elephant. Every time she applies to Space Command, they come with a new reason she can’t join. But where there’s a will, there’s a way and Stella is determined to reach for the stars.”“Stellaphant” is a fun, bright story, with a comic book feel, about one of my favourite subjects, outer space. The main character Stella, shows…
Bears in Woolly Jumpers Craft Inspired by “Norton and the Bear”
Are you looking for a fun craft to make with your children for Book Week? This cute bear craft was inspired by one of this year’s CBCA shortlisted Picture Books ” Norton and the Bear,” written and illustrated by Gabriel Evans. “Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Or is it just annoying? This irresistible read-aloud helps children deal with the sensitive topics of conformity, individuality and belonging in an accessible, kid-friendly way. Whether you’re more like Norton or the bear, this story will show you that there’s room for all kinds of creative expression.” Norton and the Bear is such a fun and humourous story, and I loved all…
Puppy Dog Ears Craft Inspired By “When Billy Was A Dog”
Are you looking for a great craft to make with your children for Book Week? These puppy dog ears were inspired by one of this year's CBCA shortlisted Early Childhood books, "When Billy Was a Dog," written by Kirsty Murray and illustrated by Karen Blair. This craft Includes free printable templates.
Celebrating the Little Moments | 9 Picture Books for Children
The big moments in life are filled with excitement, fun and happiness, but sometimes it is the small quiet moments that bring us the most joy and the fondest memories. These quiet moments have been beautifully captured in these 9 picture books for children of all ages. They are filled with lovely reminders of how simple moments can be extraordinary too.
Birdhouse Treasure Box Inspired by “Tilly”
Are you looking for a great craft to make with your children for Book Week 2020? These birdhouse treasure boxes were inspired by one of this year's CBCA shortlisted Picture Books Tilly, written by Jane Godwin and illustrated by Anna Walker.
9 Picture Books about the Coronavirus
Here are 9 picture books about the coronavirus. Each of these beautiful books looks at the virus from a child’s perspective and are perfect for starting a conversation with your children.
The Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeil
A mystery no one can solve. The Vanishings started without warning. People disappearing into thin air – just piles of clothes left behind. Each day, thousands gone without a trace. A baby no one wanted. Max was abandoned in a bookshop and grows up haunted by memories of his parents. Only he can solve the mystery of the Vanishings. A secret that could save the future. To find the answers, Max must leave this world and enter the Beginning Woods. A realm of magic and terror, life and death. But can he bear the truth – or will it destroy him? A story that will take you to another world. Greater than your dreams.…
May Gibbs: Snugglepot & Cuddlepie
To us she is May Gibbs, creator of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie. But to her family, she was known as ‘Mamie’. In a land far away, where fairies and pixies and elves live deep in the woods, a little girl is born. Her family call her Mamie. Mamie loves to sing, dance and paint with her magical friends. Her days are like a modern-day fairy tale. But when her family moves to the bottom of the world, Mamie’s life is turned upside down. From green fields drenched with rain to hot skies and dusty plains, will she ever find new fairy friends in this strange and beautiful land? For my daughter’s birthday…