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Setting aside time to read during the week can be challenging. Fortunately, you only need 20 to 30 minutes of reading a day to boost your child’s literacy—and it’s up to you how you want to structure it!  Here are six expert-backed ways to read as...

 A ‘Fiction Fanatic’ or a ‘Book Abstainer’? Researchers Leonie Rutherford,  Andrew Singleton, Bronwyn Reddan, Katya Johanson and Michael Dezuanni delve deeper and look how a parent can help. We know teenagers have busy and complex lives. School makes increasing demands on them, as do their social and...

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...

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...

Struggling students need early support, reports Anika Stobart, if we want more Australian students to learn to read When you send your child to school, you expect they will learn how to read. However, according to 2023 NAPLAN results, about one-third of Australian school students can’t...

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...

How do you know if your child is falling behind? ask literacy experts  Tina Daniel and Signy Wegener Learning to read is one of the most important parts of early schooling. But there is ongoing and arguably increasing concern too many Australian children are falling behind in...

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....

 Debates about what books students should be reading in high school reach a crescendo at the start of each school year, writes Alex Bacalja As parents make their way through school text lists, collecting books for their teen’s year ahead, they inevitably draw comparisons between their...