Book review

The Tower to the Sun By Colin Thompson

September 11, 2018

  There is a 7-word sentence, guaranteed to get me to purchase/read a picture book; it is: This book is written by Colin Thompson. This…

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Read Aloud for International Literacy Day

September 06, 2018

  It is almost International Literacy Day – here in Australia it is Saturday 8th September. So, we thought we’d share our favourite bedtime reads.…

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Two Peas in a Pod By Chris McKimmie

September 04, 2018

  Two Peas in a Pod was a Short-Listed Book in 2010. It’s a story that made me smile, and sometimes, that’s about the best…

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Cat and Fish By Joan Grant

August 28, 2018

  Cat and Fish was first published in 2003, and was awarded ‘Picture Book of the Year’. It is a no-frills book about unlikely friendships…

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Jenny Angel By Margaret Wild

August 21, 2018

  Jenny Angel is certainly not a light-hearted story and it is not one to read for enjoyment or fun, but it is beautiful and,…

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Just Another Ordinary Day By Rod Clement

August 14, 2018

    Just Another Ordinary Day was a short-listed book in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards. It is a highly imaginative picture story…

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The Little Refugee By Anh Do and Suzanne Do

August 07, 2018

    The Little Refugee is the picture story version of Anh Do’s The Happiest Refugee. Both books are brilliant; with The Happiest Refugee being…

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Goodnight, Mice! By Frances Watts

July 31, 2018

  Why is it that no matter how tired our children are at the end of the day, they become wide awake when it’s time…

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How to Heal a Broken Wing By Bob Graham

July 24, 2018

    How to Heal a Broken Wing is a beautiful story about kindness and compassion – two of our favourite things! Summary: When a…

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Family Forest By Kim Kane

July 17, 2018

  This is a great book for opening up a dialogue about the ways in which our families and our personal situations are all different,…

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