books for kids

Nothing Happens Outside By Lee Watson

February 12, 2019

  This would be a great book for those of you struggling with indoor, tech-addicted children. Reading ‘Nothing Happens Outside’ with them, may just be…

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First Day By Andrew Daddo

February 05, 2019

  This is the second of two books we’re reviewing, with the theme of starting school. Most schools have already started back for the year,…

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My First Day at School By Meredith Costain

January 29, 2019

  This week, many of you will be sending a little one off to school for the first time. Having gone through this in the…

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Look, There’s a Hippopotamus in the Playground Eating Cake By Hazel Edwards

January 22, 2019

  A fun, reassuring book about starting school, ‘Look, There’s a Hippopotamus in the Playground Eating Cake’, would be a great one to read with…

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I’m Australian Too By Mem Fox

January 15, 2019

  Australia Day is just around the corner and even for those of us who struggle a little with celebrating this on the date we…

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A Tale of Potential – Author Unknown

January 08, 2019

  What a strange little book this is; no author or illustrator listed, no publishing details, nothing, just a cute, simple tale of potential. Summary:…

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Queen Victoria’s Christmas By Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

December 18, 2018

  A Christmas book with a history lesson thrown in? Now that’s very us! Summary: This story is set in the 1840s, in Queen Victoria’s…

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Christmas book

The Polar Express By Chris Van Allsburg

December 11, 2018

  Most of you are probably very familiar with The Polar Express as both a book and a movie. It is an absolute classic and…

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Just Being Audrey By Margaret Cardillo

December 05, 2018

  This week we’re breaking from the norm and reviewing a biography. It’s still written for children, but rather than being a typical picture story,…

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My Place By Nadia Wheatley

November 26, 2018

  If you’re wanting an engaging picture story book about Australia’s history – look no further; My Place has got you covered! Summary: Starting in…

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