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Some unusual picture books this month especially the one on Synaesthesia. Sometimes described as a handicap and often as a gift. Who am I? by Percy Shozi & illustrated by Maren Mia du Plessis p/b, RRP$24.(available directly from the author at Percys Poems) Ages 5+ The author grew...

Often it's hard for young children's to express their feelings and they resort to temper tantrums or just keeping silent. These recently published books illustrate ways to use the stories to discuss emotions. It’s OK to cry by Molly Potter, illustrated by Sarah Jennings (pub Featherstone, imprint...

This month we look at books out in time for Christmas and some books for holiday reading aloud to littlies. Reading to preschoolers and infants is very revealing when you are reviewing picture books. The genre of picture books really does rely on the talent of...

Located in Blackheath in the Blue Mountains West of Sydney, is Pinerolo Children’s Book Cottage. Run by Margaret Hamilton AM and her daughter Melissa, Pinerolo is a unique establishment in NSW, and has become a mecca for anyone interested in children’s picture books. Margaret’s passion for...

Arriving across our desk this March have been quite a few new books for the 0-5+ age group of which our favourites are reviewed. Interestingly, two of the books have provided extra resources in the form of a short promotional video and a resourceful website. As...

New picture books for 2-6 year olds released in the past month. Reading to preschoolers is very revealing when you are reviewing picture books. They either love them and engage with the reader or start to wriggle and wiggle. The genre of picture books really...