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Picture Books We’ve Enjoyed This Month: October

Picture Books du Monde Welcome to Picture Books du Monde, a monthly link-up where bloggers from around the world share their love of all things related to picture books. This month I'm waving the Aussie flag and sharing three recently published picture books from...

Meet Amelia Trompf and Fitzy Fox

Meet Amelia Trompf and Fitzy Fox

Amelia Trompf is the newly published Australian author of Who is Fitzy Fox? As a teacher, she is passionate about instilling a love of reading in children through creative play and activities. Here, Amelia talks about all the creative energy that has gone into her...

Picture Book Crafts

Picture Book Crafts

So you may have deduced that I have a bit of a thing for picture books and craft. (No! Really?!) Here are some of my favourite recent book-related crafts. This post contains affiliate links Bob the Artist by Marion Deuchars This is one of our favourite books of 2016....

10 Fierce and Fab Female Picture Book Characters

Who are some of your favourite female characters from literature? Madeline gave me wanderlust for Paris from a young age. Pippi Longstocking was a standout when I moved onto longer books. I remember Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca sticking with me through my teenage...

Picture Books du Monde: August Edition

Welcome to Picture Books du Monde, a monthly link-up where bloggers from around the world share their love of all things related to picture books. In this month's post, I'm handing over to my Picture Books du Monde co-host Cathy from Peregrination Gourmande. She was...

90+ Book Week Costume Ideas

90+ Book Week Costume Ideas

Image via @bookskidslove_ Book Week Parade. Do those three words inspire fear in you? Or do they have you rubbing your hands gleefully together at the thought of all the hot-glue-gun-action that's about to take place? Unfortunately at my school, only the Infants kids...

Picture Books About Anxiety and Worrying

Picture Books About Anxiety and Worrying

Contains affiliate links Picture books are perfect conversation starters. They provide a safe and comforting way for children to discuss some of the big issues and emotions filling their worlds. Here are 8 picture books about anxiety and worrying that deal with this...

Rhyming Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Rhyming Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support! This post was initially titled "9 Rhyming Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers." I quickly realised that I could not narrow the list down to 9. Every home library needs to contain a variety of rhyming books....

Make Paper Beads Using Old Picture Books

Make Paper Beads Using Old Picture Books

What do you do with the picture books that are beyond being well-loved? You know the ones- often not attached to their covers, pages missing, battered and torn... My book-loving heart can't bear to throw them out. Here's a way to extend their life by turning them into...

Eric Carle Tissue Paper Stars

Eric Carle Tissue Paper Stars

An Eric Carle craft inspired by 'Draw Me a Star.' Over on his website, Eric Carle has an instruction sheet on how to paint tissue paper to create collages in the style of his work. So we've been channeling our inner-Carles and painting lots of tissue paper here. Watch...

Hi! I’m Shannon

I’m a mama and a teacher celebrating our perfectly imperfect attempts at living a creative life.
AKA trying to remain sane whilst raising 3 kids under 5 and holding unrealistic life expectations thanks to Pinterest.

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