Kids posts

Our 2018 Christmas Gift Guide: What to buy your children

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. GIFT IDEAS FOR AGES 0-2

For very little babies, you can’t go wrong with a soft, squishy cloth book. The Wee Gallery cloth books are among some of the classiest, and Friendly Faces in the Forest and Friendly Faces at the Farm are adorable.

Flashcards with high-contrast illustrations a…

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

The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2) by Jessica Townsend All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan Bonnie and Ben Rhyme Again by Mem Fox & Judy Horacek The Ice Monster by David Walliams & Tony Ross Wakestone Hall (Stella Montgomery Book 3) by Judith Rossell Ev

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The winners of the Environment Award for Children’s Literature 2018

The Wilderness Society has revealed the winners of this year’s Environment Award for Children’s Literature. This award is presented annually to fiction and nonfiction books that ‘foster a love of wild places and wildlife in young Australians’ and ‘encourage a sense of responsibility for our natural world’.

Here are the winners for all three categories…

Non-fiction (joint winners) Rock Pool

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

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2) by Jessica Townsend The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass Book 7) by Sarah J. Maas Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan Wakestone Hall (Stella Montgomery Book 3) by Judith Rossell Lenny’s Book

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Kids books, events & news for November

by Leanne Hall

Two exciting Australian middle grade titles are out this month from beloved authors Jaclyn Moriarty and Karen Foxlee, as well as sensitive explorations of WWI, an unusual inside look at storybook villains, a gorgeous illustrated books about ecosystems and a sci-fi modern classic soon to hit our screens. Find our November picks for YA books here. KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH Lenny’s Book of Eve

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

My Two Blankets (bilingual editions) by Irena Kobald & Freya Blackwood (translated by the ASRC) Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass Book 7) by Sarah J. Maas Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell Wakestone Hall (Stella Montgomery Book 3) by Judith Rossell Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different by Ben Brooks & Quinton Winter The Bad Guys Ep

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Children’s books that teach resilience

by Bronte Coates

Resilience has become a bit of a buzzword in 2018. With so many big, challenging events happening on a local and global stage, it’s becoming increasingly important to learn how to adapt to unexpected changes and bounce back from difficult experiences. Teaching young people to build their own resilience will prepare them to more easily navigate their changing environments as they grow and develop.…

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Kids & YA books to read during Mental Health Week

by Leanne Hall

In recognition of Mental Health Week (7-13 October) and World Mental Health Day (10 October), we recommend six books for kids and teens that explore aspects of mental health. We’ve also gathered together a broad range of books exploring mental health in our collections below this post. Mr Huff by Anna Walker

Bill is having a bad day, the kind where everything seems to go wrong, and somethi…

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