Kids posts

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

The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton A Tale of Two Kitties (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 2) by Dav Pilkey Pig the Star by Aaron Blabey Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Spooky Weird! (Weirdo Book 9) by Anh Do and Jules Faber Maybe by Morris Gleitzman Whimsy & Woe (Whimsy & Woe Book 1) by Rebecca McRitchie and Sonia Kretschmar The Bo

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The most anticipated children’s book of 2017

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is the first book in the magical new series Nevermoor. Our staff have been totally captivated by this debut Australian novel for kids aged 9 and up.

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is a bewitching tale and one of the most compelling books I’ve read all year. This book should come stamped with a warning – be prepared for a marathon read because yo…

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

The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton Shallow in the Deep End by Tiwi College Al Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga with Jared Thomas Pig the Star by Aaron Blabey A Tale of Two Kitties (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 2) by Dav Pilkey Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass Book 6) by Sarah J. Maas Wilder Country by Mark …

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Which naughty character from children’s literature are you?

We have a soft spot for naughty characters in children’s books, and we suspect we’re not alone. Take our quiz to find out which naughty kidslit character you are. Grab a sheet of paper, write down the letters of your chosen answers and then tally them up before scrolling down to find out your results. QUESTION 1. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?

A. You have a delicious bat-ear and monster-tail …

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

The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton Maybe by Morris Gleitzman The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch (Bad Teacher. Worse Witch. Book 1) by Nicki Greenberg A Tale of Two Kitties (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 3) by Dav Pilkey Pig the Star by Aaron Blabey Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Spooky Weird! (Weirdo Book 9) by Anh Do and Jul…

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Recommended new kids' books in September

by Leanne Hall

This month we are all about heroes, aliens, magicians, witches, crime-fighting dogs and cabbages that talk! Find our best recommendations for teen books this month here. OUR CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE MONTH

‘If A Series of Unfortunate Events and Withering-by-Sea produced a love child – this would be it!’ – how could you resist a description like that from Malvern children’s book buyer, Athin…

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24 picture books that I’ve loved this year

by Bronte Coates

It is ancient bookseller wisdom that you can never own too many picture books. So here are 24 awesome picture books released this year to add to your own collection. Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima

This is a cute, magical twist on an ugly duckling tale. Growing up in the ocean, Kelp always assumed that he was a narwhal like the rest of his family – even if he was a little bit different fro…

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

The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee Gap Year in Ghost Town by Michael Pryor In My Room by Jo Witek and Christine Roussey In My Heart by Jo Witek and Christine Roussey Wonder by R.J. Palacio Magic Faraway Tree Collection (3 books in…

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The winners of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2017

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced their Book of the Year Awards winners for 2017. These Awards celebrate the best Australian books for readers in early childhood up to young adult readers.

Here are the winners for each category.

Older Readers One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn

Sam has always had things going on in his head that no one else understands, eve…

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