Here are some wonderful picture books written by Aussie authors just for the under threes. The illustrations in these books show just how talented children's book illustrators (and authors) are!   My Dream for You by Ash Barty & Jasmin McGaughey, illus. by Jade Goodwin, pub. HarperCollins h/b...

It's great that so many of our books for small children have won Awards for their authors and their illustrators. Most authors will tell you it's hard to keep writing fresh books for kids that keep them interested and thinking about their world.   Happy All Over by...

In Australia, children’s book sales hold a 29% market share of the book market. The CBCA prides itself on supporting this industry and talented Australian creatives. Since its inception almost 80 years ago, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) through their Book of the...

Looking for some Easter-themed books for the younger kids? Here is a selection of new and some older ones to look for. Bluey: Hooray, It’s Easter! Published by Penguin Random House. Board book. This is a lift-the-flap board book based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show, which...

A Thousand Wasted Sundays by Victoria Vanstone, pub by Pantera Press RRP$34.99 Victoria Vanstone is the creator and the host of the hugely popular Sober Awkward podcast. Her new book is a warts-and-all memoir, looking at the modern-day drinking culture, its impact on mental health and one...

This month we are looking at some holiday reading for those eight years and over. Many kids this age are dreamers, who believe that we can all be forces for good, so these authors have worked hard to give more wonderful stories for them to...

Kids aged five to 14 read less in their spare time than they did four years ago*, writes researcher Kate Douglas– but a healthy 72.4% still like to read. How can we encourage children to keep reading? Supporting kids to choose what they read is crucial to...

Every year like clockwork, we get books with stories about Christmas and the festive season. Usually, these books show Christmas as a wintry, snowy wonderland, but two of the books below are for Aussie kids experiencing the festive season during summer! If you are not...

Many children and young people are anxious about climate change, write Pauline Jones, Anne Hellwig and Annette Turney. What does it mean for their future? But can adults face the dilemma of how to talk to children about these incredibly serious issues without upsetting them further? We are...