Book review

Aboriginal Stories and Texts to Celebrate Reconciliation Week

June 01, 2017

This week, in celebration of Reconciliation Week (May 27th – June 3rd), we wanted to share with you some of our favourite stories, written by…

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The Lost Girl By Ambelin Kwaymullina

May 30, 2017

  This week, running from May 27th – June 3rd, is National Reconciliation Week; a week when we celebrate the contributions and the history of…

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Each Peach Pear Plum By Janet and Allan Ahlberg

May 23, 2017

  Each Peach Pear Plum is a simple, rhyming, eye-spy book. My kids love searching the pictures for the fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters…

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The Paper Bag Princess By Robert Munsch

May 16, 2017

  If your daughter is into princesses, but you’re not so into the stereotypes and outdated messages in many princess stories, then this is a…

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Stone Soup: A Folk Tale Illustrated by Jess Stockham

May 09, 2017

  There are dozens of variations of the story ‘Stone Soup’, some more light-hearted than others. The particular version I have read is a ‘lift…

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Mermaid By Cerrie Burnell

May 02, 2017

  Cerrie (Claire) Burnell is a British-born children’s television host. She also happens to have been born with her right arm extending only just below…

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Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas By Aaron Blabey

April 25, 2017

  Yet another awesome Aaron Blabey book that is a little bit wrong and a lot of fun! Summary: Most of us are well aware…

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Gary By Leila Rudge

April 18, 2017

  Erin recently bought this book for her kids, purely and simply because she couldn’t resist buying a book about a pigeon named Gary. Who…

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King Pig by Nick Bland

April 11, 2017

Another beauty by Nick Bland, this 2013 book was a ‘Short-Listed Book’ for The Children’s Book Council of Australia. My daughter brought this one home…

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The Eleventh Hour By Graeme Base

April 04, 2017

  I think everyone knows of The Eleventh Hour, but possibly, like me, you may have forgotten just how captivating and exciting this book is.…

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