Kids posts

The best books for keeping the kids busy during the holidays

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. If you need the kids to entertain themselves for a few hours, here are our best suggestions for books that will keep them absorbed and (we hope) quiet. KEEP BABIES, TODDLERS & PRESCHOOLERS BUSY Listen to the Music from Around the World – There are six cutely illustrated scenes, si…

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

The Ice Monster by David Walliams & Tony Ross The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2) by Jessica Townsend Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 1) by Jessica Townsend The Tales of Mr Walker by Jess Black & Sara Acton Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan Tr

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Our 2018 Christmas Gift Guide: What to buy for hard-to-buy-for 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. Here is a list of suggestions for the tricky young people in your life. THEY DON’T LIKE READING

Kids who won’t read

Hilda and the Hidden People – Based on the Hilda series of graphic novels and backed up by the new Netflix series, this novelisation sees Hilda encounter trolls and e…

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

The Ice Monster by David Walliams & Tony Ross All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2) by Jessica Townsend The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan Night Walk by Alison Binks Tricky’s Bad Day by Alison Lester A Winter’s

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The best middle fiction books of 2018

by Angela Crocombe

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 middle fiction books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2018 here.) Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet

Noah’s world is upturned when his family take false identities …

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The best junior fiction books of 2018

by Athina Clarke

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 junior fiction books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2018 here.) Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Book 1) by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood

This little gem is three stories,…

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The best picture books of 2018

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, CDs & DVDs of 2018 here.) Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer

Love is anybody and everybody. It is families comprising all manner o…

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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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