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Six Books for New Siblings

Introducing a new child into the family can be a stressful time, especially for the older siblings. Sometimes the older children are still very young and don’t understand the idea of having a baby in the house. Other times, the siblings will be a bit older and will be upset by no longer being the […]

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Why it is important to read to your baby

Amongst the constant rounds of baby related chores it is too easy to get to the end of the day and realise you missed out on reading to your baby. It is pretty important that you somehow find the time: the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child lists access to children’s books […]

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Five tips for living with a early morning waker

Five tips for living with a early morning waker

Baby is calling out to get up but the clock reads an ungodly time starting with a five, or worse, a four. You have entered the world of an early morning waker. To help you deal with the shock of your day starting in these hushed hours, while everyone else is fast asleep now the […]

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The Adventures of Pinnochio

The classic story of Pinocchio is simple. A young boy who lies and as a result, his nose grows bigger, punishing him in a humorous way. The story of the young boy Pinocchio was told for the first time in the 1883 novel titled: The Adventures of Pinocchio. (more…)

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The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings fantasy novels are one of the most successful selling books and one of the most influential works in 20th-century literature. The story was written in stages between 1937 and 1949 by Oxford University professor J. R. R. Tolkien, and was released as a sequel to the popular novel The Hobbit. […]

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Books For Children Who Have Questions About Death

Books tell children everything. They can teach them how to use their imagination or they can show them about the real world, more importantly books can help children understand and relate the plot to their everyday lives. (more…)

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The Grug collection

Grug celebrates his 30th birthday this year and there is no better way to celebrate than to read your child, or have them read one of the Australian picture book classics. Grug is a fictional character that is the star of a book series written by Ted Prior. (more…)

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Possum Magic

It is important children learn about Australian culture and the land they live in. Knowing what animals and foods are distinctly Australian is important, and children’s author Mem Fox knew exactly that. (more…)

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Little Golden Books

Little Golden Books have remained at the top of the children’s book list. Although they have changed over time, many classic Golden Books are still in bookstores today and remain highly valued books. (more…)

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The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders

Poetry books are a great way to engage your child and let them hear and see language structure. The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders by Jack Prelutsky is a book filled with exuberant rhymes, complimented by enticing illustrations by artist Petra Mathers. (more…)

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