books for kids

Lucy Rescued By Harriet Ziefert

May 29, 2018

  My kids pulled this book off the shelf in the local library. Given that we rescued our beautiful, yet anxious staffy/lab, Tilly, 5 years…

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My Pop-Up Body Book By Jennie Maizels and William Petty

May 22, 2018

  This week, we’re changing pace a little and looking at a non-fiction book. We don’t often review non-fiction texts, but kids are usually fascinated…

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Book Review – The Runaway Hug by Nick Bland

May 15, 2018

  This is such a sweet story. There’s nothing complex about it, but it always makes me feel cosy and I never tire of reading…

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In My Heart By Jo Witek

May 08, 2018

  Sometimes, I come across a book I have never before seen, and I cannot believe I don’t know it; it is so beautiful and…

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Roy & Matilda – The Gallery Mice By Susan Venn

May 01, 2018

  If you live in or are visiting Melbourne and are planning a trip to the Art Gallery, or if you want to bring a…

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Alfred’s War By Rachel Bin Salleh

April 24, 2018

  Alfred’s War uses the character of Alfred George to tell an all-too-common and sadly forgotten story of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who…

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You Must Bring a Hat By Simon Philip

April 17, 2018

  You Must Bring a Hat is not exactly a serious story with a multitude of deep and meaningful themes to discuss, but it is…

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Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

April 10, 2018

  Extra Yarn is a gorgeous story about kindness, generosity and a little bit of magic. I first came across this book when my daughter’s…

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Dolphin’s Triumph A Steve Parish Picture Book Story by Rebecca Johnson Photos by Steve Parish

April 03, 2018

    My children have always been really drawn to The Steve Parish books. They love animals (which kid doesn’t?) and the photos are really…

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We’re All Wonders By R.J. Palacio

March 27, 2018

  We’re All Wonders is the picture story version of the 2012 novel, Wonder, written by the same author. In 2017, Wonder was made into…

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