Passing on my love of storytelling to my three little munchkins and sharing my great children's book finds with you. Brisbane, Australia.
One of my most treasured books as a child was Jan Wade's Australian Flower Fairies. Her illustrations are just beautiful and it's a lovely way to learn about some of our native flowers. I know it's dreadfully naughty to cut up a book, but I managed to track down another copy and framed some of my favourite pictures to hang in the twins' bedroom. My pick for day 23: #flowers in the #ekbooks #picbookaday challenge. #childrensbook #bookskidslove #brisbaneblogger #fairies
My twin girls, 8, have danced ballet for a few years now and I’m always looking for ways to inspire their dancing. This book is a fantastic introduction to 10 of the world’s best-loved ballets. Where’s the Ballerina? Find the hidden ballerina in the ballets is written by Anna Claybourne and illustrated by Abigail Goh. It is published by Quarto Group UK, January 2017. My review is at https://goo.gl/yrqfeq.
My girls and I pulled out our pencils and scissors after discovering Julia Donaldson's Paper Dolls at the library last week. Got to love it when a book prompts a craft project! I reckon our dolls are nearly as good as the ones in the book by illustrator Rebecca Cobb. It's a lovely story, particularly for mums and daughters. #childrensbook #bookskidslove #picturebook #paperdolls #kidscrafts #juiadonaldson #rebeccacobb
Ugly author Robert Hoge may not have looked the same as other kids growing up, but I still reckon he was a pretty cute kid. He's grown up to be a fantastic writer (among other things) with the children's version of his memoir #Ugly pitched perfectly to kids, helping them empathise with others who may be different without preaching to them. Ugly is my pick for the #ekbooks #picbookaday challenge, day 28 theme: diversity.