Pirate Stew

There was an amazing amount of laughter especially when catfish says “Just look what you’ve done…I’m meant to have whiskers and now I have none.” The group was concerned about the bubbling stew, were fascinated by the pirates and laughed hard when there was a bubble soaked pirate ship.

Yirruwa Yirrilikenuma-langwa

Yirruwa Yirrilikenuma-langwa (When We Go Walkabout), is a beautiful celebration of indigenous culture, where each picture is a work of art and celebrates the Aboriginal way of passing on knowledge through the traditional stories of their ancestors.

The Story of Christmas

The Story of Christmas is like a little gift from heaven because it is an accurately portrayed story of the birth of Jesus.  This book is everything that Christmas is to me, so when I received this gem in the mail I was instantly taken in by the beautiful illustrations and the brightness of each page

Wombat & Fox: The Whole Story

If you haven’t chosen a book for your chapter book readers stocking yet then I suggest grabbing a copy of Terry Denton’s Wombat & Fox: The Whole Story.  There will be lots of laughter and mayhem, and your young reader will not want to put it down (I know I didn’t want to).

Musings

Today I just wanted to share some thoughts I had recently about literacy programs. 
Each child has the the right to learn and be immersed in literacy in libraries, each person that walks through the doors should feel as valuable as the person before and after them. 

Non Fiction Books for Aussie Animals Theme

I am a big believer in children having the opportunity to read a variety of types of books, especially Non Fiction.   When choosing books for the Smarty Arty Aussie Animals kit I knew that it was most important to have non fiction books so that children could learn facts about the animals they made.  Reading Non Fiction books gives them a good knowledge base and an understanding of the animals around us.