Kids’ books

Guestpost: Good Books for Children’s Activities

Orange Down Under

Finding good children’s activities can sometimes be a chore.  Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to put up with a mess, or to clean it up later.  And sometimes you don’t feel like you can deal with a real physical activity because your own energy level may be at a low.  So maybe...
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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...
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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...
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Possum Magic Literary Activities

Possum Magic Mem Fox Julie Vivas

“Once upon a time, but not very long ago, deep in the Australian bush, there lived two possums. Their names were Hush and Grandma Poss. Grandma Poss made bush magic…” Possum Magic is about Grandma Poss and Hush, two possums who embark on a journey around Australia to find the right “people food” to...
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‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Characters – Differences Between the Movie and the Books

How to Train Your Dragon Cover

See also: How To Train Your Dragon: Names of Characters and Dragons for a full list of characters in the first book of the series. ‘How to Train Your Dragon – the movie’ is a completely different beast to the series of books of the same name. In fact, with a few name changes...
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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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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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