A World of Learning, Fun & Stimulation with Nanna Higgins

Imagination is such a wonderful thing - especially in the lives of growing children

I entertain your children by reading 26 beautifully illustrated picture books, make up stories around a dolls house, show them how to do some fun craft activities, teach them how to knit and how to cook some simply yummy recipes

Reading

Playing Activities

Craft Activities

...and Cooking!

A one-off fee gets you and your child access to all these activities for 12 months!

Scroll down below to see the current library of books that I'll be reading to your children

Arabella and the Magic Pencil

Arabella is a beloved only child who has everything a little girl could want. That is, until her brother, Avery, the master of mayhem, comes along. While she certainly loves him, she finds that it's sometimes very hard to like him. So she spends her days creating marvelous, magnificent things with her magic pencil, and trying to ignore him. But when he spoils her perfectly proper tea party, she decides drastic action is required and she erases him from her life. Oops! But things aren't the same without him can she get him back?


 

Don't Think About Purple Elephants
Sometimes Sophie worries -- not during the day when she is busy with family and friends, but at night when everything is calm and quiet.

Her family all try to help, but somehow they just make her worries worse..... Until her mother thinks of a new approach ... that might just involve an elephant or two!  Whimsical and humorous, this little girl's story of finding a way to ease her worry will resonate with children and parents everywhere.


 

Grace & Katie
Follow twins Grace and Katie on an imaginative story about art, creativity, sisterhood and individuality.

Grace and Katie are twins who love to draw. Grace loves to be organised and neat, while Katie loves to be bold and messy. An imaginative exploration of individuality, sisterhood, creativity and appreciating each other's strengths.


 

Grey Glassesitis
Loppy notices that he feels differently when he looks at the world around him through different-coloured glasses. When he's using green glasses, he feels relaxed.

When he's using yellow glasses, he feels cheerful. But when he's using grey glasses, he just feels sad. As his friend Curly explains, he has a case of 'grey-glasses-itis'! Curly shows Loppy that to feel better he can change the colour of the glasses he's seeing things through.


 

Invisible Jerry

People don't notice Jerry. If someone bumps into him, they don't say sorry. If someone waves, it's always to somebody behind him. If he makes a joke, no one laughs. He never gets picked last for sports teams - but that's because he never gets picked at all. It's like he's invisible. Until Molly comes along.


 

Lessons of a Lac

Loppy is an LAC, or 'Little Anxiety Creature'. He always focuses his attention on what could go wrong and can't seem to stop worrying. Curly the Calmster is just the opposite, and gently encourages Loppy to think differently about his worries.


 

Ollie's Treasure

Ollie's Treasure takes children on a treasure hunt. Ollie's grandma sends him a treasure map that promises to lead him to 'something that will make him happy always'. Of course, Ollie thinks this 'something' will be a toy of some sort, but he gets both a rude shock and a big surprise when his treasure turns out to be him!


 

Our Dog Benji

We all know that dogs will eat anything. We also know that kids' tastes generally aren't so wide-ranging. Benji's willingness to eat anything - from daffodils to brussels sprouts, ice cream to avocados, sandwiches to bones - gradually inspires his child owner to be a little more adventurous at mealtimes.


 

Patch and Ruby

Patch the pony is lonely, but one day something happens that changes his life forever. A wonderful tale about friendship and finding out where you belong.


 

Scaredy Book

Book lives at the library and desperately wants to go outside, but is intimidated by all the things that might happen 'out there'. A page might get torn. Book's cover might get dirty. Book might never be returned to the library! Meanwhile, Emma loves visiting the library and delights in the many adventures to be had in the stories she finds there. When Emma meets Book, they find they are just what each other needs.


 

See Hear

See Hear invites us to open our eyes and ears to the everyday magic around us!  In a sequel to Smile Cry, Piglet, Bunny and Cat return in a charming, whimsical sensory adventure that encourages kids to explore the multitude of ways that they can engage with the world around them, particularly via the senses of sight and sound.


 

Smile Cry

Follow three adorable characters - Piglet, Bunny and Cat - as they react emotionally to a variety of events and circumstances from everyday life. From an 'ate all the pies' smile to an 'ice-cream plopping down cry'; from a 'cosy under blanket smile' to a 'need a band-aid quick cry', children will empathize with the tear-jerking calamity of a popped balloon or lost toy, or feel the smiley warmth of being tickled.


 

The Box Cars

Liam and Kai are the best of friends. They do everything together. One day they notice a little girl watching them -- she's keen to join in and they're happy to be her friends too, but with only two box cars to play with it seems someone's going to be left out.


 

The Boy in the Blue Glasses
Sam doesn't like his new glasses. They make his ears hurt. His parents say he looks handsome in them. But Sam just wants to look like himself. His teacher doesn't recognize him; she says he must be a new superhero. But Sam doesn't want to be a superhero. He just wants to be himself.

Eventually, with a bit of confidence and a lot of humour, Sam finds out that wearing glasses isn't so bad - and people still like him just the way he is after all.


 

The Great Sock Secret

Sarah's mother is tired of finding odd socks in the laundry basket. Where do all the missing socks go?  The Great Sock Secret is a wonderfully fun adventure into an imaginative world that's home to some very cool fairies. You'll never look at your socks in the same way again!


 

The Incurable Imagination

Audrey has the worst case of 'imaginitis' her teachers have ever seen! While other children paint their families, Audrey paints the ogre who lives under her bed drinking tea.


 

The Leaky Story
A book sits abandoned on a living room shelf. While the Blossburn family happily gets on with other things like watching TV and playing video games, the book aches to be read. The longer it sits abandoned, the more it aches. At last the book can't take it any longer.

The Leaky Story is an action-packed adventure into the wonderful world of books, the power of the imagination, the art of storytelling and the importance of family.


 

Through the Gate

Through the Gate tells the story of a child who has just moved house and is struggling to cope with all the changes in her life. She relates to the dilapidated house she has moved to, as she sits sad and forlorn upon its broken front step. But, as the story unfolds, the house is gradually repaired paralleling how the child's perception of her new situation improves.  Within the illustrations is a 'spot the difference' game that encourages interaction with the story and develops observation skills. Younger children can be involved in spotting the more obvious changes and older children will be challenged with the more subtle transformations.


 

Tottie and Dot
Tottie and Dottie are two little girls who live side by side. Life is very peaceful until one day the girls begin competing with each other to create the best house.

As the story unfolds, jealousy takes hold and their competitive spirit gets increasingly out of control until ultimately, things collapse in a disastrous heap. Will Totttie and Dot realise the importance of friendship before it's too late?


 

What Could it Be?

An interactive picture book that inspires children to see the potential in simple geometric shapes for creating art. This concept book for kids is all about unleashing creativity, thinking outside the square and opening the mind to possibility.  What Could It Be? is an interactive adventure for pre-primary and primary school-aged children introducing a basic geometric shape (square, circle, triangle, etc.) and then posing the question, 'What else could it be?'


 

stuck in the middle

Harry the Horse was born with patches all over his body.The horses all said "You're a cow, not a horse." The cows said, "You're a horse not a cow."  Harry was stuck in the middle...until he changed his life forever and found out that not fitting in with the crowd can lead you on to a much better life.


 

webster

Webster is the story of a little spider who tries his best not to go to bed at night. He wastes time trying to stall and put off going to sleep until he is sent to bed by his parents. He goes to bed with a heavy heart believing nobody loves him. Before he falls asleep, each family member comes to say good night to him and with a big smile and a full heart, he realizes he is loved by his family.


 

under the big sky

"I would like you to have all my riches when I am gone.  But before you have them, you must find the secret of life and bring it back to me".  With those words from his grandfather ringing in his ears, a young man sets out on a quest.


 

david and elisnore

When David finds it hard to go to sleep at night he is joined by a very unusual friend.


 

What would Love say?

Love would say "You are so special.  There is no other like you, not here, nor there, not anywhere".


 

What I want you to know

A little girl innocently wonders what her teddy bear, her pets, the creatures around her and her baby sister would say if they could talk.