Kids posts

Winners of the Environment Award for Children’s Literature 2020

The Wilderness Society has revealed the winners of this year’s Environment Award for Children’s Literature. This award is presented annually to fiction and nonfiction books that ‘foster a love of wild places and wildlife in young Australians’ and ‘encourage a sense of responsibility for our natural world’.

Here are the winners for all three categories…

Picture Fiction One Careless Night by…

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Recommended kids books, news & resources for September

by Leanne Hall

This month in kids books we have wolves and weddings, a musical mystery, a jetsetting adventure, a reassuring book about bushfires, an Australian classic adapted for younger readers and a spooky friendship. Find our September picks for YA books here. KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH

How to Write the Soundtrack to Your Life by Fiona Hardy

Murphy Parker is going to be a songwriter. If she can summ…

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Four terrific picture books exploring difficult feelings

by Bronte Coates

Picture book lover Bronte Coates shares four of her favourite recent releases that explore difficult feelings for small people, and how they can learn to manage them. We All Have Feelings by Thereza Rowe, Claudio Ripol & Yeonju Yang

From unique children’s publisher Owl & Dog Playbooks, We All Have Feelings has been designed to promote empathy and self discovery. The book details a list of s…

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Enter our How to Write the Soundtrack to Your Life competition

We are utterly delighted to have a brand-new children’s novel from author extraordinaire Fiona Hardy this month! How to Write the Soundtrack to Your Life is a funny and moving mystery about family, friendship and finding your voice.

To celebrate its release, we’re pleased to be partnering with publisher Affirm Press to offer Readings customers the chance to win an ultra-special music-making pri…

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

Bluey: My Dad is Awesome The Girl, the Cat & the Navigator by Matilda Woods Found by Bruce Pascoe & Charmaine Ledden-Lewis Welcome To Country (Board book edition) by Lisa Kennedy & Aunty Joy Murphy Marshmallow Pie: The Cat Superstar (Book 1) by Clara Vulliamy Ghost Bird by Lisa Fuller The Erasure Initiative by Lili Wilkinson Wild About Dads by Philip Bunting Across the Risen Sea by Bren MacDibb…

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Q&A with Charmaine Ledden-Lewis

by Leanne Hall

We chat with Charmaine Ledden-Lewis, the illustrator of the wonderful new picture book Found. Congratulations on winning the Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award! What is your background as an artist, and what was it like undertaking a mentorship as part of the Award?

Thank you! I’ve enjoyed art my whole life; the practice, appreciation and exploration of it. My parents have always been very e…

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