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6 Chinese New Year Books for Kids

January 6, 2017

Books / Picture Books

Chinese New Year Books for Kids

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The Chinese or Lunar New Year begins on January 28th this year.
2017 marks the Year of the Rooster.
People born in the Year of the Rooster are said to be hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented.
(Please note that I am a Rooster and obviously all of these things. Sarcasm intended.)
Once the Christmas picture books are packed away, we generally crack open the tub of Chinese New Year books.
Here are some of our favourite Chinese New Year books for kids.

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Picture Books for the Christmas Wishlist

December 1, 2016

Books / Picture Books

Picture Books du Monde

Picture Books for the Christmas Wishlist 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.

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‘Tis the season to gift a beautiful picture book.
At our place, we try to embrace the saying
“Something you wear, something you read, something you want, something you need,”
in our Christmas present-buying for our kids.

Here are the books that will be appearing in the stockings of my kids, and some of the books that I wish were appearing in my stocking. (Because one is never too old for picture books.)

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Meet Amelia Trompf and Fitzy Fox

October 18, 2016

Books / Picture Books

Who is 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 book as well her own personal Picture Book Craft Challenge that she hopes will help get kids excited about reading.
Welcome to Oh Creative Day, Amelia.

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Picture Book Crafts

September 30, 2016

Craft / Picture Books

Picture Books du Monde

Pictire Book Crafts

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.

So you may have deduced that I have a bit of a thing for picture books and craft.
(No! Really?!)
In this month’s post, I’m sharing some of my favourite recent book-related crafts.

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Picture Books du Monde: August Edition

August 26, 2016

Books

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.

In this month’s post, I’m handing over to my Picture Books du Monde co-host Cathy from Peregrination Gourmande. She was in town from France recently and we had an awesome time wandering the streets of Sydney, taking daggy selfies with picture books and eating delicious things. We even stumbled across a Street Library which happened to contain a copy of the textbook prescribed in my high school French class. C’est vrai!
Over to Cathy!
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90+ Book Week Costume Ideas

August 19, 2016

Books / Craft

Book Week Costume Ideas

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 get to parade. So during the Book Week Parade, I’ll be valiantly trying to get my class to concentrate whilst the fabulous costumes are paraded in the quadrangle right outside our classroom. (Wish me luck.)
So I’m going to have to live vicariously through all of your dressing-up efforts. (By “your” I totally mean “your kids.”)

Here’s a collection of bookishly delightful costumes ideas for the kids to parade in this Book Week.

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