Kids posts

Kids authors share their picks for Christmas gifts

Children’s and YA authors have impeccable taste and tottering reading stacks, so who better to recommend books for kids and teens! We asked some of our favourite Australian authors to share their hot picks for gifts this festive season. Sally Rippin recommends…

Funny Bones (edited by Kate and Jol Temple and Oliver Phommavanh) is a brick of a book packed with over 100 stories, cartoons, quizz…

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The best books for keeping the kids busy during the holidays

by Leanne Hall

Sometimes it’s nice on the holidays for everyone to busy themselves with a book for a few hours. Here are some of our best suggestions for keeping the kids busy during the Christmas season – from babies through to tweens. PICKS FOR BABIES, TODDLERS & PRESCHOOLERS

It’s Mine! - Who is hiding in the jungle? Find out by lifting the flaps to spot the animals. You’re sure to enjoy the surprise…

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Books to read to Baby Yoda

A good way to soothe a Baby Yoda is to read them books that will help them navigate life and recognise objects, events and people around them. Here are the very best books for storytime with Baby Yoda. The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

Sometimes your foster dad won’t take off his helmet, and you’re just going to have to be okay with that.

Leap Frog by Jane Clarke & Britta Teckentrup

We kno…

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Our favourite graphic novels & comics for kids in 2019

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. Kids graphic novels are more popular than ever, with a wide variety available across age groups, reading level and genres. Here are some of the children’s graphic novels and comics that have impressed us this year.

Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt and Peanut Butter and Jelly by Ben Clant…

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Our children’s & YA top 10 bestsellers of the week

Bluey: Time to Play! (Sticker Activity Book) Bluey: The Beach (A Lift-the-Flap Book) Bluey: Fruit Bat (A Glow-in-the-Dark Book) Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 14) by Jeff Kinney Young Dark Emu: A Truer History by Bruce Pascoe Explore Your World by Tim Flannery & Sam Caldwell Guts by Raina Telgemeier Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty & David Roberts How to Make a Movie in Twel

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Books for Harry Potter fans (that aren’t Harry Potter)

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. The Harry Potter books inspire so much love and devotion that they’re an extremely hard reading act to follow. Luckily for you we’ve compiled a list of our sure-fire post-Harry fantasy series to read. The Worldquake Sequence

You never really know how it’s going to turn out when an ac…

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Our children’s & YA top 10 bestsellers of the week

Bluey: Time to Play! (Sticker Activity Book) Bluey: The Beach (A Lift-the-Flap Book) Bluey: Fruit Bat (A Glow-in-the-Dark Book) Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 14) by Jeff Kinney Animalphabet by Julia Donaldson & Sharon King-Chai Explore Your World by Tim Flannery & Sam Caldwell Welcome to Country (Youth Edition) by Marcia Langton Guts by Raina Telgemeier Funny Bones by Kate Temple, J…

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The best picture books of 2019

by Alexa Dretzke

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 picture books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors by Davina Bell & Jenny Løvlie

Frankie can’t be deterred from…

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