Look What I Found…

Nosy Crow have a podcast in iTunes, it has been there since 2013 but I only discovered it today.  The podcast has audio versions of some of the Nosy Crow books which you can read along with it.  This reminded me of my childhood when I used to listen to the Storytime Magazine to stories such as, Gobolino the Witches Cat, when I went to bed at night.

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. 

What’s Up Top

So what is up to? That is what we are left wondering when we get to the end of the book, but throughout the story the children’s imagination is fed and inspired. From pages with almost nothing on a it to busy pages with baboons and giraffes our goal is to think about what is on top of the cheeky ladder.

A Beary Busy Storytime

It’s School holidays here in Australia but storytime has still been happening at most branches of our library.  Yesterday I had the privilege of taking a preschool session and we had so much fun.  I had some really lovely books about bears that I wanted to read to the children so that is why I chose this theme.

The Sloth Who Came to Stay

I wasn’t sure what this book was exactly going to be about, apart from a Sloth Who Came to Stay of course. I could only imagine that there would be an element of slow to the book, I did not expect there to be such strong and emotive message for adults. Although I am not a mamma it certainly illustrated to me how our busy, fast paced lives that we continue to fill, shape how we are as a family (not just those with children) and dictate our lives.  It takes something, like the Sloth in this picture book, to make us stop and realise just what we are bypassing when we are speeding around.  There is so much to see, appreciate and love when we are reminded to take our time.

They’re Bright, Familiar and Children Love Them!

There is a children’s picture book author whose books stand out on the book shelves, literally, because they are bright and colourful.  Lucy Cousins books are familiar to children, especially the Maisy Books.

Personally I have never been the biggest fan of Maisy, however when this book jumped out at me…the bright colours and size largely responsible, I saw Maisy and the story she had to tell from a completely new perspective. So, today’s post is me sharing with you why this book has changed my view.

That Bear CAN’T Babysit

I hope you are ready for a laugh and some mischievous bunnies, and a bear that CAN’T babysit…or so it is said.  This delightful book sees Mr and Mrs Burrow needing a babysitter for Anna, Adelaide, Betsy, Bill, Caspar, Clive and little Dottie. They put out an ad and only one animal answers the call…Bear.