Kids posts

Engaging poetry for kids & teens

by Leanne Hall

It’s easy to think that poetry will either inspire love or hate, but there are plenty of different ways to get kids and teens reading it. The recent popularity of Instapoets has brought poetry into the spotlight for a new generation, so now is a great time to keep the language flowing. POETRY BOOKS FOR KIDS I See The Moon by Rosalind Beardshaw

Share traditional bedtime rhymes and lullabies…

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July reads for kids

by Leanne Hall

There’s a balanced diet of kids books this month. We’ve got the new Shaun Tan picture book, naughty nanas, crime-fighting pigeons and some heartfelt and thought-provoking middle grade fiction. You can find some of our best teen reads of the month here. KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH Cicada by Shaun Tan

Office worker Cicada trudges through a grim existence in a drab grey building, unappreciated …

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The Environment Award for Children’s Literature shortlist 2018

The Wilderness Society has announced the shortlist for the 2018 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 shortlisted books for each category…

Picture fiction Can You Find Me? by…

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A round-up of terrific picture books from April to June

by Bronte Coates

Earlier this year, I shared my favourite picture books from the first three months of the year. Here are 11 more picture books I’ve loved this year, all published from April through to June.

Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima

Jessie Sima’s debut picture book, Not Quite Narwhal, was a favourite at Readings last year, and her second offering is equally magical and heartfelt. When costum…

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Australian books to get excited about in the second half of 2018

Here’s a preview of some of the most exciting local releases for the second half of 2018. FICTION The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell (July) The Coves by David Whish-Wilson (July) A Month of Sundays by Liz Byrski (July) The Far-Back Country by Kate Lyons (July) We See the Stars by Kate Van Hooft (July) When Elephants Fight by Majok Tulba (July) Under Your Wings by Tiffany Tsao (July) Capt

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The Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals winners 2018

The winners of the 2018 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced!

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

As of last year, all shortlisted titles a…

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