Kids posts

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

Wonder by R.J. Palacio Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2 by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Dog Man and Cat Kid (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 4) by Dav Pilkey The List by Patricia Forde Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend Shoe Dog (Young Readers Edition) by Phil Knight No One Likes a F

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Gender, children & bookselling

by Leanne Hall

It’s common in our shops to be asked: is this a ‘girls’ book or a ‘boys’ book? We invited our children’s books specialists to share their experiences and ideas about the role of gender in recommending books to kids.

‘One of the greatest pleasures in children’s bookselling is the chance to give personalised recommendations to young readers (or their adults). Discussing reading preferences direc…

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Morris Gleitzman is the new Australian Children’s Laureate

Award-winning author Morris Gleitzman has been named the new Australian Children’s Laureate!

The role of the Australian Children’s Laureate is to promote the importance and transformational power of reading, creativity and story in the lives of young Australians. The theme for Gleitzman’s two-year-term will be ‘Stories Make Us - Stories Create Our Future’. Gleitzman plans to use this appointment…

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The 2018 winners of the Caldecott, Newbery & Printz awards

The American Library Association (ALA) have announced their 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:
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most dist

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

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Dog Man and Cat Kid (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 4) by Dav Pilkey Ida Alison Evans Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2 by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Ironheart by Jodi McAlister La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust Book 1) by Philip Pullman The Endsister by Penni Russon Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Cro

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Six kids books we love this month

by Leanne Hall

This month’s round of children’s books is abundant with ghosts, islands, animals and brave socially-aware youngsters. Room On Our Rock by Kate Temple and Terri Rose Baynton

Three seals (and an occasional crab) occupy a large rock in this unconventional and high-impact picture book that can be read both forwards and backwards. When two more seals show up – in great peril from a wild ocean – …

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

Here’s a preview of some of the most exciting local releases for the first half of 2018! FICTION Stella and Margie by Glenna Thomson – Two women, generations apart, are thrown together by circumstances and slowly come to love one another. (January) A Week in the Life of Cassandra Aberline by Glenda Guest – After 45 years in Sydney, Cassandra Aberline returns to her home town in the Western…

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Picture books about making & keeping friends

by Leanne Hall

Making friends and then being happy with your friends is hard work, and not just for kids! We’ve picked out some of our favourite picture books that explore friendship and all its attendant wonders, challenges, disruptions and pleasures. Bird, Balloon, Bear by Il Sung Na

Bird would love to make a friend in his new forest home, but unfortunately he’s very shy. He’s mustering the bravery to a…

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

Wonder by R.J. Palacio Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2 by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust Book 1) by Philip Pullman Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Dog Man and Cat Kid (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 4) by Dav Pilkey The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Auggie & Me by R.J. Palacio…

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