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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...

Are you ready for Easter? Don't worry. We've got you covered! Let's kick off our Easter inspiration with some classic Easter-time recipes. Check out this recipe for traditional Hot Cross buns. For something a little different, why not try this Dried Cherry Hot Cross Buns recipe?...

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) proudly announces their 2024 Book of the Year Notables, a longlist of quality Australian children’s literature published throughout 2023. 2024, A NOTABLE YEAR! For parents and librarians eager to fuel the love for reading in children, this list is a...

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...

A kids’ book series is a fun and memorable way for your child to connect to reading. We can all recall the series that “raised” us as a reader through childhood and into our teenage years, whether they were detective stories, fantasy, or books about friendship....

Some kids with reading difficulties can also have reading anxiety, writes Genevieve McArthur, so what can parents do? Australian children are facing some big challenges. NAPLAN data shows about one in three students in years 3 to 9 are behind in reading-related skills. It is also...

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...