books for kids

You’re Mean, Lily Jean By Frieda Wishinsky

September 19, 2017

  If you are looking for a book to start a conversation about how to be a good friend, look no further! Summary: Carly and…

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Henny By Elizabeth Rose Stanton

September 12, 2017

  This is a story that reminds us of the importance of accepting ourselves, just as we are, and finding ways to work with our…

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The Memory Tree By Britta Teckentrup

September 05, 2017

  This book would be perfect for anyone wanting to open a dialogue about life and death. I can well imagine seeking out this one…

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Why I Love My Daddy – In the words of children – Illustrated by Daniel Howarth

August 29, 2017

  With Fathers’ Day this coming Sunday (there’s still time to shop!!) we thought we would review our favourite ‘Daddy’ book! Summary: Each page of…

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The Book of Mistakes By Corinna Luyken

August 22, 2017

  A beautifully simple picture story book about how sometimes our mistakes can actually turn out to be our greatest successes. Summary: The narrator of…

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What’s the Matter, Aunty May? By Peter Friend

August 15, 2017

  This is a fun, engaging book for anyone who has ever had a child ‘help’ them with the housework. Summary: The dapper little boy…

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Florette By Anna Walker

August 08, 2017

  For those of you feeling hemmed in by the concrete jungle, and in need of a little more greenery in your life, this picture…

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Under the Love Umbrella By Davina Bell

August 01, 2017

  I was going to read this book to the class I have been teaching over the past couple of weeks, but I really wasn’t…

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Where is the Green Sheep? By Mem Fox

July 25, 2017

  I’m sure there’s not a parent around who doesn’t already know this book, but I was recently reminded of it when I was searching…

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A Literary Bestiary Words and Illustrations by Tasha J Miller

July 18, 2017

  Don’t you love discovering great books for kids in unlikely places? Last week, whilst on holidays in Hepburn, Victoria, my family and I visited…

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