Kids posts

Kids books that highlight Australia’s unique wildlife

by Leanne Hall

Australia is the home of so much valuable, unique and vulnerable wildlife. With recent bushfires highlighting the urgent need to protect and preserve our animal populations, here are some of our favourite children’s books that show love for Australian wildlife.

Fauna: Australia’s Most Curious Creatures by Tania McCartney

This attractive illustrated guide is the perfect introduction to Aust…

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Books to help kids (and parents) prepare for first days

by Leanne Hall

Starting childcare, kindergarten or school can be an exciting, scary and challenging time (for kids and parents!) Reading together about what those first days might be like can provide some comfort. Here are some of our favourite books to help with this big transition. You can find more recommendations here and here. Little Nic’s Big Day by Nic Naitanui & Fatima Anaya

This charming picture…

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Eight books to read aloud with preschoolers

Kinder- and prep-aged children are often ready for longer story times, as long as you have the right book on hand. Lengthy picture books, highly illustrated chapter books and simple treasuries are perfect for this phase. Here are eight of our best picks for read alouds with ages 3-7. Wild Honey from the Moon by Kenneth Kraegel

On a cold winter’s eve, deep in the woods, a mother shrew frets …

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Kids authors share their picks for Christmas gifts

Children’s and YA authors have impeccable taste and tottering reading stacks, so who better to recommend books for kids and teens! We asked some of our favourite Australian authors to share their hot picks for gifts this festive season. Sally Rippin recommends…

Funny Bones (edited by Kate and Jol Temple and Oliver Phommavanh) is a brick of a book packed with over 100 stories, cartoons, quizz…

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The best books for keeping the kids busy during the holidays

by Leanne Hall

Sometimes it’s nice on the holidays for everyone to busy themselves with a book for a few hours. Here are some of our best suggestions for keeping the kids busy during the Christmas season – from babies through to tweens. PICKS FOR BABIES, TODDLERS & PRESCHOOLERS

It’s Mine! - Who is hiding in the jungle? Find out by lifting the flaps to spot the animals. You’re sure to enjoy the surprise…

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