• DIY,  Make

    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…

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    Australian Bird Craft Inspired By “Busy Beaks”

    Are you looking for a fun craft to make with your children for Book Week? These cute Australian birds were inspired by one of this year’s CBCA shortlisted Early Childhood books, “Busy Beaks,” written and illustrated by Sarah Allen. “Spend a day with Australia’s most vibrant and unique feathered friends. Full of splashing shorebirds, clattering cockatoos, parading penguins and greedy galahs, Busy Beaks is the perfect introduction to birds of all shapes and sizes.“ Busy Beaks is a wonderful mix of picture story book and fact book in one beautifully illustrated edition. It guides readers through a day in the life of our Australian birds from sunrise to sunset. My students just…