Category: Books for Preschoolers

Review: Berty Button Gets a Team

Berty Button gets a Team by Marina Bertolino

Berty Button Gets a Team by Marina Bertolino, Illustrated by Ryan Jones, Published by Berty Button Kids, Wodonga 2012 AU$17.95, or $9.95 for the eBook. Berty Button is the brain child of Marina Bertolino, who is part of the actual bertybutton transport team, and was inspired by the joy trucks – especially their jelly bean…




What I Have Been Reading Lately (or Coming Book Reviews)

I am Jack by Susanne Gervey illustrated by Cathy Wilcox

I’ve committed myself to participating in the Australian Women Writers 2012 Reading and Reviewing Challenge, at the Miles level, as a Dabbler. Meaning, I need to read at least six books by written Australian women this year, and review at least three, from any genre. That seems almost too easy now, given I’ve decided to…




Pamela Allen Activities for Children

Daisy All-Sorts by Pamela Allen

“Read me a story” is a request uttered by children all over the world every day. The award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Pamela Allen creates stories that serve as regular bedtime readings for many youngsters. Whether children are fans of gods, lions, or even roosters, they hear or read a tale that is both…




Author Study: Keeping Up With Pamela Allen

Shhh! Little Mouse by Pamela Allen

Since 1980, children’s author and illustrator Pamela Allen has published more than 30 books. This was the year Ms. Allen moved from New Zealand and made Australia her home. Her books have received wide acclaim both within Australia and around the globe. Eight of them were adapted by The Patch Theatre Company for the stage…