Kids posts

Books to read on International Day of the Girl Child

by Leanne Hall

International Day of the Girl Child aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. In honour of the 2019 theme ‘GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable’ we recommend our favourite books that celebrate girls who dream, achieve, break boundaries, overcome barriers, innovate and initiate. Sisters: Ve

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Spooky stories to read at Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to indulge in stories that are creepy, crawly, slimy, spiderwebby and wonderfully scary. This year, we’re holding some seriously spooktacular events at our Readings shops to celebrate. Drop by Readings St Kilda or Readings Malvern to enjoy a Halloween themed story time, or join Readings Kids for a jampacked afternoon of ghoulish festi

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An update from the Doncaster Middle Fiction Book Club

by Sam Kelly

Sam Kelly updates us on all the goings-on at the Doncaster Middle Fiction Book Club, and looks ahead to their upcoming book club reads.

The Doncaster Middle Fiction Book Club is proving to be a lot of fun, and over the last few months we’ve had some amazing experiences. We’ve put on performances inspired by Drama, played a murder mystery game with dramatic deaths the likes of which would have …

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Recommended October kids books, news & events

by Leanne Hall

This month we’re blessed with gorgeous imaginative picture books, dragon-filled fantasy quests, sweet dancing dogs, retold fairy tales and climate science. Find our October picks for YA books here. KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors by Davina Bell & Jenny Løvlie

When Frankie McGee insists on borrowing yet another library book about tractors, his mum begs hi…

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

Welcome to Country (Youth Edition) by Marcia Langton Guts by Raina Telgemeier Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe How to Make a Movie in Twelve Days by Fiona Hardy The Treehouse Joke Book by Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton The Bad Guys Episode 10: The Baddest Day Ever by Aaron Blabey For Whom the Ball Rolls (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 7) by Dav Pilkey The 117-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and T…

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Five books I loved reading to my new baby

by Bronte Coates

Bronte Coates shares five of her favourite books that she read during the first six months of her new baby’s life. I am the Wolf and Here I Come! by Bénédicte Guettier (translated by Penelope Todd)

This French bestseller is a lightly interactive book that will withstand repeat reads. Your child will love the anticipation that builds with each turn of the page as the Big Bad Wolf gets dresse…

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

For Whom the Ball Rolls (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 7) by Dav Pilkey Through My Eyes: Hasina by Michelle Aung Thin (series edited by Lyn White) How to Make a Movie in Twelve Days by Fiona Hardy Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Book 1) by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood Real Pigeons Splash Back (Book 4) by Andrew McDonald & Ben W…

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Five books to give a thoughtful ten-year-old

by Leanne Hall

Books for older primary readers can be enormously thoughtful, covering a range of topics and experiences that reflects the insatiable curiosity and open minds of kids at that age. Here are five recently published books that will get keen young readers thinking. Check Mates by Stewart Foster

Eleven-year-old Felix struggles at school. His ADHD makes it hard to concentrate and no one seems to…

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