Chinese Picture Books

As we ‘toured the world‘ during the past fortnight we discovered some new Chinese picture books, and re-visted some previously shared. Peeking Ducks – Krista Bell A sweet story about inquisitive duck siblings who didn’t listen to their parents advice and wandered down their stream to the Big River. Many dangers nearly befall them but […]

African Picture Books

During the past fortnight as we ‘toured the world‘ we discovered some new African picture books, we also enjoyed a few shared previously. Handsome Hog – Mweney Hadithi An African animal tale; on the grassy African Plain, Handsome Hog had a beautiful smooth coat and an extremely elegant tail, he was exceptionally vain.  The tale unfolds […]

Nature Picture Books for Little Ones

Whilst discovering a lovely selection of nature picture books for the older child recently we also discovered some treasures for the under 5s. In the Pond – Anna Milbourne The storyline follows a tadpole as it grows into a frog, encountering other pond life along the way; a fish, ducklings and dragonflies.  Text is simple but […]

Nature Picture Books for the 5 to 10s

As part of our Leap into Literature focus we recently discovered a whole slew of Nature picture titles, books of sufficient depth and interest for our 5-9yr olds. A Butterfly is Patient – Diana Hutts Ashton Charlotte’s alert had me checking our library and we were thrilled with this book.  Lots of informative information about butterflies accompanied by […]

Australian Picture Bird Books

Sharing some recent and not so recent picture bird book reads. Where’s my Mum – Susan Hall A lift the flap book, that takes the reader on a search as the baby bird looks for his mum.  We meet several Australian birds on the way. Surprisingly informative, lovely illustrations. Recommended. The Best Nest – Penny […]

Braving the Antarctica/Arctic Regions

A few months ago we borrowed a stack of Antarctica/Arctic books from our local library. Sharing titles for any who are hardy enough to brave the Poles. Perky Little Penguins – Troy Mitton Bright pictures, simple text following the antics of little penguins as they slide and jump and waddle. Sydney of the Antarctic – […]

Manners – With Books

Instilling manners is always a work in progress. One fun, non-confronting approach is to read picture books together. I’d like to share some books we have enjoyed together. *For my local friends these are all available at our library. Fancy Nancy – Jane O’Connor Nancy is determined to teach her family to be fancy, they […]

Africa – Book Finds

Several weeks ago we had a brief ‘sojourn’ in Africa. Thought I’d share some titles. I have added them over at Aussie Book Threads. Picture Books Enormous Elephant – Mwenye Hadithi & Adrienne Kennaway In the days before the Big Rains many of the animals looked very different.  This story tells how Enormous Elephant’s trunk […]