CBCA Night of the Notables

Congratulations to all those that have made it to the notables list , I am super proud of the quality of Australian literature, the children of Australia are so blessed to have such good quality books at their fingertips, and for those children that don’t let’s make it possible.

Merry Christmas

To the children out there.  Books are a beautiful gift of imagination, knowledge and being lost in worlds where anything is possible.  Enjoy this gift, soak it up and let your imagination soar.

Sharkpedia

Calling all shark trackers!…We’ll hit our favourite shark haunts and hideouts and study lot of different sharks…and, of course, those celebrities of the sea.. A combination of these words were the introduction to the book and they really packed a punch.  I was inspired to go on the journey with Professor John and study these mysterious creatures and hopefully to dispel some of my fears.

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.

Explanatorium of Nature

My words will not do this book justice, because I can barely find the words for the up-close photography gives you a look at animals and nature like you have never seen before.  The front of the book drew me in the first time I saw it, its beauty doesn’t just lie in its shiny cover though, the pages within are captivating and the information will keep you immersed for hours.