Kids posts

The winners of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2020

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced their Book of the Year Awards winners for 2020. 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 (for ages 13-18 years) This Is How We Change The Ending by Vikki Wakefield

Sixteen-year-old Nate McKee has a lot of worr…

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Recommended kids books for October

by Leanne Hall

This month we’ve got the sweetest and most inspiring picture books, quirky junior fiction, heartwarming real-life stories, and highly-anticipated fantasy epics. Find our October picks for YA books here. KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH Windows by Patrick Guest

This uplifting picture book is written from Patrick’s own experience of having to leave the family home during the Coronavirus pandemic, d…

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Middle fiction to put a smile on your face

by Leanne Hall

We’ve got an inkling you might need some funny middle fiction to blow the real-world blues away, so here are some of the recent books we guarantee will put a smile on your face.

A Clue for Clara by Lian Tanner

Clara wants to be a famous detective with her own TV show. She can read claw marks, find missing feathers and knows morse code and semaphore. There’s just one problem. She’s a small …

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Why we love the My Happy Life series

The sweet My Happy Life series features optimistic Dani encountering real-life challenges around family and friendships. Originally published in Sweden, these irresistible chapter books are not to be missed. To celebrate the release of All’s Happy that Ends Happy - the seventh and last book in the series - two of our children’s book specialists tell us why the My Happy Life books hold such a spe…

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Kids books to help you slow down

by Leanne Hall

The social distancing and lockdowns of this year have meant many of us have lived at a different pace than usual, and moved in smaller circles. Here are some kids books that encourage an easy pace, contemplation and taking pleasure in small joys.

The Heart of the Bubble by Trace Balla

Mum and Dad have been busy working and travelling around the world, but now they can’t do that anymore. Co…

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