Storytime with Karen – Silly
Oct24

Storytime with Karen – Silly

Dr. Seuss is on the loose. He’s hunting for words that are silly and absurd. To quote Dr. Seuss ‘Fun is good’. And silly stories and rhymes for children can be fun. Which is...

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Storytime with Jessica – Mem Fox
Sep19

Storytime with Jessica – Mem Fox

It’s my time again to share with you some books, rhymes, and craft for you to share with the children in your life and this time around I’m going to be talking about an Australian author...

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Storytime With Briana- Pirates
Sep12

Storytime With Briana- Pirates

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me! Real pirates may be ruthless criminals who had their hey-day over 300 years ago, but luckily for us the pirates in countless children’s books are a slightly less...

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Pram Jam with Beth – Co-Parenting
Sep05

Pram Jam with Beth – Co-Parenting

Hello all, and welcome to yet another blog post from me! This one is a bit of a tough topic, discussing the transition from parenting as a couple to single parenting. I was reminded during our...

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Children’s Book of the Year Winners 2017
Aug18

Children’s Book of the Year Winners 2017

The Children’s Book Council of Australia announced their annual award winners this morning as the start of Children’s Book Week 2017. The awards are given to outstanding fiction written...

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Mrs Whitlam – Children’s Book Week Review
Aug12

Mrs Whitlam – Children’s Book Week Review

‘Marnie Clark dreams of owning a horse and having the whole world to ride it in.’ Mrs Whitlam by Bruce Pascoe Like Marnie Clark, I also dreamed of having a horse of my own. My dream...

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Kid’s books with Melody – The Percy Jackson Series
Aug08

Kid’s books with Melody – The Percy Jackson Series

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by Rick Riordan, is a series of 5 books (known as a pentalogy) that follow the story of a young Percy Jackson who has dyslexia and gets into constant trouble at...

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Storytime With Briana- Music
Jul11

Storytime With Briana- Music

We love music at Storytime! We clap our hands, stomp our feet, and use our voices to sing (sometimes as loud as we can!).  In this special Storytime, we had a ukulele accompany us for a few simple...

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A Patch From Scratch – Children’s Book Week Review
Jul08

A Patch From Scratch – Children’s Book Week Review

A Patch From Scratch by Megan Forward was Shortlisted for Crichton Award for New Illustrators and was Notable for Picture Book of the Year Children’s Book Council Awards 2017. As well as being...

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Storytime with Karen – Dragons
Jul04

Storytime with Karen – Dragons

All around the castle The knight chased the dragon The dragon thought it was all in fun ROAR went the dragon! Images of dragons can be found in almost every human culture, from prehistoric times to...

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