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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...

Developmental language disorder or DLD is a lifelong disorder that affects language comprehension and expression. Linda J. Graham and Haley Tancredi People with DLD find it more difficult to say what they mean and to understand others. About two students in every classroom of 30 will have...

It’s not the costume that matters, but falling in love with reading, writes Joanne O'Mara My phone pings and it’s a message from my brother. Do we have an old white dress my niece could borrow for a Book Week costume for school? Book Week is upon...

Anne Woodin finds that her son’s ability to read creates good challenges for him, and difficult ones for her. When you are pregnant, you don’t think about actually having the baby for the first couple of months. During the last couple of months, it is all...

Reading aloud to young children is the most effective means of helping them to develop language, writes Nan Williamson No-one expects a child’s body to develop and grow without a constant diet of healthy, varied wholesome food. The same is true of language and vocabulary. Children’s...

There are oodles of wonderful picture books for kids that are worth keeping.  The hardback ones last the longest, so we have a few suggestions  as stocking fillers! Christmas Always Comes by Jackie French, illus. Bruce Whatley, pub. HarperCollins ChildrensBooks. h/b RRP$24.99 Ages 3+ This heart-warming story follows...