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Finding Imaginary Friends

Did you have an imaginary friend when you were growing up? Or perhaps your child has an invisible significant other with whom they share their hopes and dreams? Even if you don’t have any experience with the world of imaginary friends, you’ll still enjoy this great list of children’s titles celebrating these sometimes-elusive pals. Imaginary […]

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Highly Recommended: non-fiction titles to make you think

Everyone loves to read a book that takes them far, far away from everyday life, the deadlines, the chores, the endless to-do lists. Not only are books a great escape, they are a great way for us to challenge our brains and get thinking. We’ve compiled a list of books by some very special authors […]

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Cooking the Books: A List of Food and Cook Books for the Little Chef

If your child is into cooking why not give them some direction – and potentially limit some of the mess – with these kids’ books on food and cooking? If you have a MasterChef, a tween who is wanting to tackle something more complicated than cupcakes or a little adventurer who would appreciate food foraging, […]

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Little Adventures

Are you about to embark on an overseas adventure with your little one? It can be a great idea to help them become familiar with some landmarks before the trip.  If you’re not about to set off into the sunset, these travel titles are also an accessible way for kids to look at the geography […]

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Magical Bookshops

Do you remember visiting the Children’s Bookshop when you were a child? Children’s Bookshops can be a place of wonder and discovery for little readers and very nostalgic for parents. Story time is always a firm favourite so why not combine the two and read aloud from one of these beautiful books about the magic […]

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Fire Up Your Book Club: A List of Hot Book Club Picks

Starting your own book club, but unsure of what titles to pick for your first bibliophile meeting?  We’ve got you covered. Book club picks should always be books that you know will generate discussion, and it’s even better if they’re topical and relevant. Here’s our list of the top five book club picks for your next book club, […]

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Inspiration for Australian Reading Hour: Author Garth Nix Shares His Favourite Reads

  On Thursday, September 20, 2018, stop what you’re doing for one hour and pick up a book for Australian Reading Hour. We all know there are so many benefits that come from reading and ARH is about encouraging people to reconnect with reading or set aside some additional reading time. If you’re still looking […]

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What Will I Read Next? Our Spring Booklist

Spring has now officially sprung, and with the change in season comes a desire to read something new and different. Our new reading list is inspired by all things reminiscent of Spring – warmth, flowers, and sunshine – and is bound to make you want to slow down and smell the roses. Or, put your feet up and […]

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Books to Connect Us: Reading for Mental Health

Last Thursday was R U OK? Day, an initiative that strives for a world where we’re all connected and protected from suicide. It’s a brilliant and much-needed initiative, and one that emphasises the importance of mental health awareness – and the importance of talking about our thoughts, feelings, and struggles. People have been writing about […]

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