Kids posts

Kids books to read on International Peace Day

by Leanne Hall

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September, and this year the focus is on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Here are some books you can share with children to explore ideas around rights, freedom, activism and small ways to be peaceful in everyday life. You can find even more recommendations of books to read on Internati

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

Girltopia (Book 1) by Hilary Rogers Lord of the Fleas (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 5) by Dav Pilkey Meet Me at the Intersection edited by Rebecca Lim & Ambelin Kwaymullina Collecting Sunshine by Rachel Flynn & Tamsin Ainslie Pig the Grub by Aaron Blabey Bad Apple (The Frooties Book 1) by Hil Rogers, Joshie Lefers & Pete Petrovic Crazy Kiwi (The Frooties Book 1) by Hil Rogers, Joshie Lefers & …

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Joyful picture books about family life

Here are some of our favourite stories about the small delights and joys of regular family life – from breakfast and bathtime, to puddle hunting and visits to Grandma’s house. The Longest Breakfast by Jenny Bornholdt & Sarah Wilkins

A funny and warm celebration of family chaos. Malcolm is awakened by a baby and sets about finding something for breakfast. A string of new arrivals – including…

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

Brezania by Anthony Breslin Lord of the Fleas (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 5) by Dav Pilkey Pig the Grub by Aaron Blabey The 104-Storey Treehouse (Book 8) by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2 by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Splashy Weird! (WeirDo Book 11) by Anh Do & Jules Faber Kissed by the Moon by Alison Lester In My Heart: A Book of Feelings b…

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

Lord of the Fleas (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 5) by Dav Pilkey Pig the Grub by Aaron Blabey With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family by Jo Witek & Christine Roussey The 104-Storey Treehouse (Book 8) by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Splashy Weird! (WeirDo Book 11) by Anh Do & Jules Faber Ting Ting the Ghosthunter by Gabri…

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Kids books, events & news for September

by Leanne Hall

This month in kids books features meaningful picture books, new fiction from Australian Children’s Laureate Morris Gleitzman and cute stories celebrating fathers. KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH Help Around the House by Morris Gleitzman

With his latest book, the current Australian Children’s Laureate and multi-award-winning author Morris Gleitzman delves into the rare topic (at least in children’…

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

Lord of the Fleas (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 5) by Dav Pilkey Pig the Grub by Aaron Blabey Splashy Weird! (WeirDo Book 11) by Anh Do & Jules Faber The 104-Storey Treehouse (Book 8) by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Cicada by Shaun Tan Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood Amelia Westlake by Erin Gough Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Hi

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Six gorgeous new picture books

by Leanne Hall

Sometimes a wave of fantastic picture books will arrive, reminding me how good they can be. Not only for kids, picture books can be objects of art, deeply philosophical, poetic in their use of language, or just downright silly and joyous. Here are six picture books that have made me smile this month. Puddle Hunters by Kirsty Murray & Karen Blair

Puddle Hunters follows siblings Ruby and Ban…

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