Kids posts

The CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals shortlists 2019

The shortlists for the 2019 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.

Here are the shortlisted books for th…

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

52 Mondays by Anna Ciddor You Must Be Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied Fing by David Walliams & Tony Ross Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood A Crystal of Time by Soman Chainani Lottie and Walter by Anna Walker Playground Circus by Chrissy Byers & Simon O’Carrigan All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys Where’s Mrs Kangaroo by Ingela P Arrhenius The Orchard Unde

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Travel the world through kids graphic novels

by Leanne Hall

Graphic novels are more popular than ever with young readers, and the growing selection of titles includes translated works and stories set in far-flung places. Take a trip around the globe by reading some of our favourite graphic novels for kids. A Different Pond by Bao Phi & Thi Bui

A father and child go on an early morning Minneapolis fishing trip in this simple and affecting story by ac…

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A spotlight on The Orchard Underground

The Orchard Underground is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Children’s Book Prize. Here’s everything you need to know about this funny and heartwarming caper.

‘Pri Kohli is “The Face” of the overly planned town of Dunn’s Orchard, appearing on billboards, TV ads and at events lauding the benefits of its manicured and controlled lifestyle. When precocious new girl Attic…

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

Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood Fing by David Walliams & Tony Ross The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble Where’s Mrs Kangaroo by Ingela P Arrhenius All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys The Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent A Crystal of Time by Soman Chainani Lottie and Walter by Anna Walker Black Cockatoo by Carl Merrison & Hakea Hustler Vivienne Westwood

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Kids books, events & news for March

by Leanne Hall

This month we have a gorgeous line-up, including a picture book about managing fear, a thoughtful middle grade story about encouraging empathy and talking about difference, a family-focused story set in 1970s Australia, and more. Find our March picks for YA books here. KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH Lottie and Walter by Anna Walker

Lottie is reluctant to go in the pool at her swimming lessons b…

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A spotlight on Elementals: Ice Wolves

Elementals: Ice Wolves is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Children’s Book Prize. Here’s everything you need to know about this breathtaking fantasy adventure.

‘Orphaned during the last great battle between the warring Ice Wolves and Scorch Dragons, 12-year-old twins Anders and Rayna grew up on the streets of Holbard, a lively harbour town in the icy country of Vallen…

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The best books to read aloud to kids

by Leanne Hall

Reading aloud to kids is one of life’s great pleasures. It’s a chance to dust off your best character voices and share opinions, reactions and the sheer enjoyment of following a story together. Here are our favourite read-alouds for wee babies to bigger kids, from newer books to tried-and-tested classics. READING TO BABIES Mopoke by Philip Bunting

This deceptively simple book is enormous…

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The CBCA notable books of 2019

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced its Notable Books for 2019. Congratulations to all the authors, illustrators and publishers!

The CBCA Awards were first presented in 1946 and are the longest-running book awards in Australia.

(This year the judges received 488 books for consideration and have enjoyed a range of themes, characters and stories across the five categori…

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