Kids posts

Sneaky picture books about maths concepts

by Leanne Hall

Basic maths concepts form a natural part of many entertaining picture books without young readers even realising that they’re learning. Here, we’ve collected some of our favourite picture books that delve into geometry, counting, arithmetic, volume, measurement and more. For even more recommendations, check out our picture books about maths concepts collection below. For tackling shapes and…

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August reads for kids

by Leanne Hall

This month’s round-up of new children’s books is populated by dragons, an array of pets, beautiful music, multiple worlds and primary school shenanigans. You can also find some of our best teen reads of the month here. KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH The Relic of the Blue Dragon (Children of the Dragon Book 1) by Rebecca Lim

When Harley Spark picks up a dusty old vase on the street, he has no id…

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

The 104-Storey Treehouse (Book 8) by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Wren by Katrina Lehman & Sophie Beer Cicada by Shaun Tan Amelia Westlake by Erin Gough Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo The World’s Worst Children 3 by David Walliams & Tony Ross Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Book 1) by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood A Song Only I Can Hear by Barry Jonsberg The Myst

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Engaging poetry for kids & teens

by Leanne Hall

It’s easy to think that poetry will either inspire love or hate, but there are plenty of different ways to get kids and teens reading it. The recent popularity of Instapoets has brought poetry into the spotlight for a new generation, so now is a great time to keep the language flowing. POETRY BOOKS FOR KIDS I See The Moon by Rosalind Beardshaw

Share traditional bedtime rhymes and lullabies…

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July reads for kids

by Leanne Hall

There’s a balanced diet of kids books this month. We’ve got the new Shaun Tan picture book, naughty nanas, crime-fighting pigeons and some heartfelt and thought-provoking middle grade fiction. You can find some of our best teen reads of the month here. KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH Cicada by Shaun Tan

Office worker Cicada trudges through a grim existence in a drab grey building, unappreciated …

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