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Oh Creative Lady: Meet Trace Moroney
I have a Trace Moroney-related confession. I am a massive fan girl. When I first started out in teaching, I inherited a classroom that had a bare classroom library. So I enthusiastically set out to stock it. I bought whatever good-quality books I could find at...
19 Best Picture Books of 2018
What a year it has been for picture books! Back in June, we shared our 10 favourite picture books of the year (so far.) The second half of 2018 did not disappoint. Here are 9 more of the best picture books of 2018. * And let's just point out that writing a post like...
30+ Best Christmas Picture Books
Our Christmas picture books get packed away every year. It's like toy rotation, but with books. So every November when I pull them out, it's exciting to "rediscover" our favourites. We countdown to Christmas with a book advent. (Check out our tutorial on handsewn book...
Picture Books About Diversity and Celebrating Difference
Picture books help children make sense of the world whilst exposing them to diverse characters and perspectives that they may not encounter in their everyday. As somebody who grew up in a multicultural household and community, I am passionate about ensuring that my...
FREE PRINTABLE: Book Week Treasure Hunt
The theme for Book Week 2018 is "Find Your Treasure." How good is that? There are so many treasures to be found between the pages of a good book! Scroll down for your free printable Book Treasure Hunt. Use it with your little readers to celebrate all the gold within...
The Best Picture Books of 2018 (So Far)
Ummmm.... can somebody please hit the pause button on 2018? I'm still here trying to figure out my New Year's resolutions and apparently it is already June? At this halfway point, I thought it'd be an opportune time to share some of the best picture books of 2018 (so...
11 Picture Books About Transport and Vehicles
I kinda never want my 3-year-old's transport obsession to end. The passion and intensity with which he discusses all things transport is the cutest thing ever. Here are 11 of our favourite picture books about transport. And I'll be completely honest- I purchased some...
Picture Books About Animals
This post contains affiliate links for Booktopia and Amazon. Clicking on the book title and image will take you to Booktopia. Thanks ever so much for your support. Picture books about animals are always a sure hit here. Here are 12 of our very favourites, featuring a...
9 Picture Books Celebrating Women
This post contains affiliate links for Booktopia and Amazon. Clicking on the book title and image will take you to Booktopia. Thanks ever so much for your support. There has been a glorious influx of picture books celebrating women and featuring strong female...
6 (more) Picture Books by Indigenous Australian Authors: Part 3
This post contains affiliate links. Clicking on the book title and image will take you to Booktopia. Thanks ever so much for your support. I'm a passionate advocate for diversity in picture books. I want my children and students to see their world reflected back to...
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