Kids posts

The CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals longlists 2019

The longlists for the 2019 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced.

The Carnegie Medal is awarded by UK children’s librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people. The Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by UK children’s librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.

Here are the longlisted books fo…

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Picture books about love

by Leanne Hall

What do you love most? Is it your family and friends? Or is it your new shoes? Or a sport, or a stranger who needs your help, or books or yourself! We recommend our favourite picture books about that big emotion: LOVE. Under the Love Umbrella by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys

We all need a love umbrella sometimes. When life doesn’t turn out the way we want it to (when you’re left out of a ga…

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Australian books to get excited about in the first half of 2019

Here is a round-up previewing some of the most exciting local releases for the first half of 2019! FICTION A Season on Earth by Gerald Murnane (February) Small Blessings by Emily Brewin (February) The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion (February) The Year of the Beast by Steven Carroll (February) Zebra: And Other Stories by Debra Adelaide (February)

After the Party by Cassie Hamer (February)

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Kids books, events & news for February

by Leanne Hall

This month we have a wonderfully wide range of great reads for kids – a beautifully designed paper-cut board book, a coterie of award winners and kids fiction that puts climate change and the environment front and centre. Find our February picks for YA books here. KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

Follow the daily and seasonal ebb and flow of activity around a lig…

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Story time at Readings in 2019

Readings is pleased to offer a free weekly half-hour children’s story time at our Kids, Doncaster, and Malvern stores.

Here are the details of the story time sessions at each store:

Readings Kids
315 Lygon Street, Carlton
10am - 10.30am, Fridays

Readings Doncaster
Ground level, Westfield Doncaster, 619 Doncaster Road, Doncaster
10am - 10.30am, Fridays

Readings Malvern
185 Glenferrie Road, Ma…

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The most anticipated children’s books of 2019

by Leanne Hall

There’s nothing more exciting than looking forward to a year of cramming more kids books on our shelves! Here’s what we’re keen to get our hands on in 2019.

Picture books

There are some very enticing picture books being published this year, by beloved and familiar creators, all the way through to fresh newcomers.

Australian author Jane Godwin (Go Go and the Silver Shoes) has a unique ey…

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The 2019 winners of the Caldecott, Newbery & Printz awards

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced its top books for children and young adults, including the influential Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards. The winners include… Winner of the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

A coming-of-age tale full of humour and wisdom tha…

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

All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys Brawl of the Wild (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 6) by Dav Pilkey Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus Real Pigeons Eat Danger by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 1) by Jessica Townsend The Ice Monster by David Walliams Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood The Tales of

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Books to help with starting school

by Leanne Hall

Starting school is a big life event – as is starting at a new kinder, creche, childcare or being in a new class with a new teacher. Here are some bookish suggestions around routines, anxiety, friendships and social skills to ease any bumps in the road. STARTING PREP/FOUNDATION Starting School by Jane Godwin & Anna Walker

Five children approach their first day of school in this delightful…

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

Brawl of the Wild (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 6) by Dav Pilkey All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2) by Jessica Townsend This Cruel Design (This Mortal Coil Book 2) by Emily Suvada This Mortal Coil (Book 1) by Emily…

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