May 2018 Winner

17th May 2018
Our May Giveaway has ended. The lucky winner is from Cape Town in South Africa. The books have been ordered and should reach S.B. around the end of month. Our winner comes from one of the largest cities in South Africa. It looks as though the area has some wonderful places to visit as well… Read

The Goat by Anne Fleming

7th May 2018
The premise of this book is so improbable that you just have to delve into and see how this can possibly be. There’s a goat living on the roof of an eleven story building close to Central Park in New York City. The wonderful tenants who occupy the building and the effect on their lives… Read

Bayou Magic

4th May 2018
This book tells the story of Maddy. She is apprehensive about her first summer visit with her Grandmother who lives in the Bayou of Louisiana. Her older sisters tease Maddy that Grandmother is a witch, but when Maddy arrives she is immediately taken with the atmosphere and the beauty of her surroundings. Whereas she feels… Read

When the Sea Turned to Silver

10th Apr 2018
When the Sea Turned Silver Written and Illustrated By Grace Lin. Published by Little Brown and Company To me, this book is a work of art. The amazing storytelling and the weaving together of many stories to end with a perfect whole picture is very satisfying. The lyrical language is a joy to read. Some… Read


4th Apr 2018
Our March Giveaway has been drawn. The lucky winner is from Pennsylvania. Books have been ordered and should arrive around 10th April. Our winner comes from a suburb of Allentown, in Upper Macungie Township, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state, and looks like the area has some wonderful places to visit as well… Read

Rudyard Kipling

27th Mar 2018
Recently, while away from home, I ran out of books to read. Scanning the shelves to see what was available to me at that location, I picked up a copy of The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling.   I began to read and I couldn’t put the book down. I was particularly taken with the… Read

The Trials of Apollo Book 1. The Hidden Oracle

20th Mar 2018
I have just finished reading this book. This book, for me, is laugh out loud funny. Apollo, the most egotistical god of them all has been punished by Zeus and is now human – and in a lot of trouble. Written in the first person we get a full dose of Apollo comparing his godlike… Read

“Family Literacy” Part 1

13th Feb 2018
Recently, I was asked to speak at a library on the subject of Family Literacy. The more I thought about it the more interesting I found the subject. There is so much to say on this topic. Fortunately, my talk was video-taped and we have up-loaded the session to Youtube. Unfortunately, my time was up… Read

WRAD 1st.Feb.2018

10th Feb 2018
WRAD 1st. Feb.2018. World Read Aloud Day is a day when authors all over the planet read from their works for audiences. The aim of the experience is to foster a love of reading in the children and give them a sense of the joys of being a writer. The three of us visited… Read

School Visits

10th Dec 2017
A School Visit – late October 2017 – 350 children Recently I had the opportunity to visit a school situated in North Vancouver. I was booked for four sessions with three classes attending each session. The librarian grouped the children by age so that I could tailor my talks to each learning level. I had… Read

About the author

G. Rosemary Ludlow grew up in Adelaide, Australia, where she taught school for many years. She loved teaching children to read and her favorite thing to do was to tell them stories. History stories, geography stories, stories about spelling, or arithmetic - it is all stories.

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