Kids posts

The 2019 winners of the Caldecott, Newbery & Printz awards

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced its top books for children and young adults, including the influential Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards. The winners include… Winner of the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

A coming-of-age tale full of humour and wisdom tha…

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

All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys Brawl of the Wild (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 6) by Dav Pilkey Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus Real Pigeons Eat Danger by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 1) by Jessica Townsend The Ice Monster by David Walliams Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood The Tales of

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Books to help with starting school

by Leanne Hall

Starting school is a big life event – as is starting at a new kinder, creche, childcare or being in a new class with a new teacher. Here are some bookish suggestions around routines, anxiety, friendships and social skills to ease any bumps in the road. STARTING PREP/FOUNDATION Starting School by Jane Godwin & Anna Walker

Five children approach their first day of school in this delightful…

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

Brawl of the Wild (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 6) by Dav Pilkey All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2) by Jessica Townsend This Cruel Design (This Mortal Coil Book 2) by Emily Suvada This Mortal Coil (Book 1) by Emily…

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

All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell Brawl of the Wild (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 6) by Dav Pilkey The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2) by Jessica Townsend Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 1) by Jessica Townsend Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Book 1) by Andrew McDonald & …

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

Brawl of the Wild (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 6) by Dav Pilkey All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol The Ice Monster by David Walliams & Tony Ross Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Book 1) by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen F…

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

All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell The Ice Monster by David Walliams & Tony Ross Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee The Tales of Mr Walker by Jess Black & Sara Acton The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney A Winter’s Promise (The Mirror Visitor Book 1) by Christelle Dabos (translated by Hildegarde Serle) Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Book 1) by Andre…

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The best books for keeping the kids busy during the holidays

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. If you need the kids to entertain themselves for a few hours, here are our best suggestions for books that will keep them absorbed and (we hope) quiet. KEEP BABIES, TODDLERS & PRESCHOOLERS BUSY Listen to the Music from Around the World – There are six cutely illustrated scenes, si…

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

The Ice Monster by David Walliams & Tony Ross The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2) by Jessica Townsend Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 1) by Jessica Townsend The Tales of Mr Walker by Jess Black & Sara Acton Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan Tr

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