The school holidays are a blissful time (for children, not parents) - there is unlimited play time, plenty of activities to keep busy, and there are NO RULES! READ MORE
While the name, David Walliams, might ring a bell for lovers of Little Britain, it’s his kids books that have made Walliams a household name. Since 2008 he has taken the children’s literary world by storm, with some even crowning him 'the new Roald Dahl'. And it's not hard to see why. Walliams' stories touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children of all ages. So, to help you make the right choice for the child in your life, here's a handy guide! READ MORE
Bedtime is a special time between parent and child - a time for adventure, imagination, learning and (most importantly) cuddles! We've collected some of our favourite tales for your evening story time slot. They're split into two groups - books to read together, and picture books to read to them - depending on your child's reading level. Beautifully illustrated and original stories that your little ones will ask to be read to them over and over again. Time to set sail on a brand new adventure together! Perfect for junior readers who are keen to join in the story time fun. Read a sample of Wormwood Mire!
[caption id="attachment_2096" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Artwork is by Shaun Tan, © copyright the CBCA and used with permission[/caption] The Children’s Book Council of Australia will name the 2016 Book of the Year on 19th August. Children’s Book Week commences once the winner has been announced and runs from the 20th to the 26th August. Book Week is a great opportunity to celebrate the unique and enchanting stories and storytellers Australia has to offer, and with the help of teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians, there’ll be tons to do and see. Don’t forget to dress up as your favourite book character! For activity ideas, 2016 Book of the Year shortlist and more, visit The Children’s Book Council of Australia Website. READ MORE