Monthly Archives: April 2011

How to Train Your Dragon: Names of Characters and Dragons

How to train your dragon by Cressida Cowell book cover

(Post updated September 2013) We have been listening to the How to Train Your Dragon books on audio lately and I must say I love them. David Tennant does an absolutely stella job of doing all the different voices, and although some of the audio versions are abridged, you certainly can’t tell anything is...
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Can You Read Geronimo Stilton Books Online?

A single book pages showing writing and picture, heading A great idea

Actually, for many people a better question would be, who is Geronimo Stilton? Is he an author? A character? A mouse? Perhaps the editor of The Rodent’s Gazette? Wait, is that a real newspaper? My nine year old, Liam, has recently discovered Geronimo Stilton books, so the question – are there any Geronimo Stilton...
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The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know Right at the Beginning

Cover of The Baby Book, four naked babies of different skin and hair colours, sitting in a row facing away from the camera

One of my favourite parenting books for new parents is The Baby Book by Martha and Dr William Sears. It’s my standard gift for new parents to be, because it not only covers “Everything you need to know from birth to age two” it does it with a lovely philosophy that is kind to...
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What’s in ‘The No Cry Sleep Solution’ by Elizabeth Pantley

The No-Cry Sleep Soluition cover, a close up of a peacefully sleeping baby

I have written about our experiences with the No Cry Sleep Solution method, so now here is a list of the chapter headings to give you a more detailed idea of what the book covers. The No Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night by Elizabeth Pantley...
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Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Room

Goodnight moon cover, a green room with the moon showing through the window

Our little board book of Goodnight Moon is a little battered and has a masking tape spine, but is currently serving as bedtime routine material for our third child. When our son Liam was about eight months old, and we first got hold of a copy of the No Cry Sleep Solution, we also...
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Elizabeth Pantley’s ‘The No-Cry Sleep Solution’, or ‘When will my baby start sleeping through the night?’

the no-cry sleep solution cover, with a sleeping baby on the front

The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley is one of my all time favourite parenting books, particularly for the first two years (although I also recently referred to its sleep tables when considering changing my nine year old’s bedtime). My first baby was not a good sleeper. Looking back with the experience of two...
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About: Reading, Writing, and Writing about Reading and Writing

Kirsten with Mikaela on her back over looking a fabulous view

About this blog (For more about me, see below, where I write about myself in the third person!) As an Australian mother/writer/blogger, I have plenty to say on the subject of books. From parenting books, such as Elizabeth Pantley’s The No Cry Sleep Solution and the Sears’ The Baby Book, to kids books, from...
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