Kids posts

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

Bluey: My Dad is Awesome The Girl, the Cat & the Navigator by Matilda Woods The Erasure Initiative by Lili Wilkinson Welcome To Country (Board book edition) by Lisa Kennedy & Aunty Joy Murphy Our Home, Our Heartbeat by Adam Briggs, Kate Moon & Rachael Sarra The World’s Worst Parents by David Walliams & Tony Ross Family by Aunty Fay Muir, Sue Lawson & Jasmine Seymour The Year the Maps Changed by…

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Recommended kids books, news & resources for August

by Leanne Hall

This month in children’s books we have a post-climate crisis adventure, a stunning allegorical picture book, a lovable cat with a very long name, sensitively illustrated stories about unique kids, and a tweenage classic. Find our August picks for YA books here. KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH Across the Risen Sea by Bren MacDibble

Neoma and Jag and their small community are ‘living gentle lives’…

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Matilda Woods wins the Readings Children’s Book Prize 2020

by Kim Gruschow

We are thrilled to share that the winner of this year’s Readings Children’s Book Prize is The Girl, The Cat & the Navigator by Matilda Woods! This thrilling high-seas tale will enchant readers of ages 7–12 years.

Eleven-year-old Oona longs for adventures, but as a girl in Nordor – a town where houses are built from wood that comes from shipwrecks and sway as though still at sea – she must stay d…

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Kids books that celebrate a love of language

by Leanne Hall

Onomatopoeia, puns, homophones, word play, learning a new language - there are so many ways to explore, celebrate and foster a love of language using kids books. Here are some of our favourite books that feature playful use of language. Cats Say Nau & Dogs Say Bau by Philip Bunting

When an animal makes its call, we all hear exactly the same noise. But depending on the language you speak, a…

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Recommended kids books, news & resources for July

by Leanne Hall

This month in children’s books we have real friends, imaginary friends, not-imaginary monsters, heartfelt family dramas and pint-sized pranking activists. Find our July picks for YA books here. KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH

When Rain Turns to Snow by Jane Godwin

Lissa is home on her own one afternoon when Reed turns up on the doorstep carrying an unwell five-month-old baby. He’s trying to fin…

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What are the current members of the BSC reading?

It’s official. We are head over heels in love with the new The Baby-Sitter’s Club adaptation currently streaming on Netflix, especially the ways in which it has been freshened up for a new audience. While we don’t know for sure what the Gen Z Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey and Dawn are really reading, we’ve taken our best guess – and, of course, we have a few book recommendations for them. …

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