books for kids

Benjamin The Lonely Dragon By Marc Craste

November 20, 2018

  If a story about a beautiful friendship between a sweet, shy dragon and a kind-hearted hedgehog, isn’t enough to warm your heart, then I…

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Book review – Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

November 13, 2018

Giraffes Can’t Dance is one of those little gems of a story. I bought it on a whim (really just dislike leaving a bookshop empty-handed)…

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The Were-Nana By Melinda Szymanik

November 06, 2018

  I stumbled across The Were-Nana, last week when I was searching for a spooky Halloween-type story to read. This one is a bit of…

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The Red Tree By Shaun Tan

October 30, 2018

  If you are at all familiar with ‘those’ days and sometimes things just seem a little much or a little not enough, this would…

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Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House By Libby Gleeson

October 23, 2018

  The first thing that made me pick up this book, was the very-familiar illustrations, done by Freya Blackwood, of The Runaway Hug, another Sunshine…

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Way Home By Libby Hathorn

October 16, 2018

  Although the direction in which this book is heading, may well be obvious to an adult, it will most likely surprise children and create…

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Oh The Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss

October 09, 2018

  The first time I read Oh The Places You’ll Go! was when I was 22 and about to embark on my overseas adventures. A…

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The Hero of Little Street By Gregory Rogers

October 02, 2018

  Apparently The Hero of Little Street is the third book in the Boy Bear series from Gregory Rogers and I think I’ll have to…

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The Quinkins By Percy Trezise and Dick Roughsey

September 25, 2018

  I’m not even sure this book is still available in stores, but every now and then I stumble across a copy and it takes…

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The Lost Thing By Shaun Tan

September 18, 2018

  In typical, Shaun Tan style, The Lost Thing is a feast for both the eyes and the imagination. The book itself professes to be…

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