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Stories for ANZAC Day.

It can often be difficult to explain the significance of ANZAC Day to young children, but help is at hand. We have put together a selection of our favourite ANZAC books for you to share with the little book lovers in your life. The Anzac Billy by Claire Saxby A tender, moving story of a child […]

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Get Them Reading Over Easter: Books to read in April

The Easter break is on the horizon and school holidays are in full swing. If you’re looking for a great way to keep the kids entertained then get yourself to the library or bookshop and take a look at all the wonderful new books that have hit the shelves this month. Amelia Chamelia and the […]

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Picture Books to Enjoy This Easter

If you’re looking for an Easter gift for a young child that won’t be full of sugar, why not choose a book instead? Here are some of our picks: If an egg hunt is tradition in your house, you’ll enjoy the lift the flaps fun of  We’re Going on an Egg Hunt! With its traditional rhyming […]

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Togetherness, Hope, Love: World Autism Awareness Day

  Today is World Autism Awareness Day, a day that focuses on speaking out against discrimination, celebrating diversity and the inclusion and participation of people with autism. We’ve put together a list of a few wonderful books to promote understanding and awareness but there’s a wide range available, so please talk to your librarian for […]

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Great March Reads

There are so many wonderful books released this month that we hardly know where to start!  Fantasy, history and fashion along with a few books to get you thinking and the return of a well-loved classic. There’s also something for all ages from teens to little ones withLove, Lie, Repeatto There’s Only One Mum Like […]

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12 Children’s Books That Have Stayed With Us As Adults

We all remember them: the stories that lulled us to sleep, that spawned worlds in our minds during the day, that allowed us imagination and play. We all have at least one book that we read or was read to us as a kid, that has stayed with us into adulthood. If you have our […]

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Stories of Harmony

This Thursday your children may be heading off to school wearing something orange to celebrate Harmony Day. And although it may seem like a relatively new event, this year marks it’s 20thanniversary. Since 1999, more than 77,000 Harmony Week events have been held across Australia. It’s a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism in our community […]

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New Reading Horizons

Last month, Better Reading revealed the Top 100 favourite books of 2018 as voted by you. The list was incredibly diverse, showcasing an eclectic mix of classic books, modern fiction, and even more recent debut fiction. This assorted mix of Top 100 books is not only a great reading guide that offers some inspiration, but […]

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Celebrate International Women’s Day With Your Children

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” Gloria Steinheim This Friday is International Women’s Day (March 8) a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and there are so […]

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