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12 Fun Picture Books About Colour

12 Fab Picture Books About Colour (and Color!)

Learning to identify colours is a classic milestone of early childhood, and parents and teachers will often use picture books to help young children learn to distinguish between and name colours. In my opinion, the best children’s books to teach colours combine a great story and captivating, … [Read more...]

Picture Books About Friendship

Children's Books About Friendship

Childhood friends often become life-long friends.  I still have dinner once a month with girls that I went to school with 25 years ago. But friendships also have their ups and downs so today's booklist highlights books that will help kids learn to navigate the highs and lows of friendships.  Best of … [Read more...]

Picture Books Celebrating Being Who You Are: Individuality & Diversity

Kids Books That Celebrate Being Who You Are: Recognising Individuality and Difference

I think that teaching children to recognise and celebrate uniqueness and individuality is so important to their social and emotional development, and let's face it - we all feel different from our friends and even family at some stage! This collection of books are all about celebrating being who you … [Read more...]

Around the World in 40 Books

40 picture books to teach children about the world

I love the theme of this year's Book Week in Australia - books light up our world! Books really do introduce children to so many new concepts, ideas and adventures and today I am excited to be sharing a collection of 40 different picture books representing stories from all around the … [Read more...]

12 Chapter Book Series for Young Readers

12 Great Chapter Book Series for Young Readers

In today's post Ali of At Home with Ali is sharing a fabulous collection of chapter book series for kids making the move into chapter books. Chapter book series turned reading from a chore to a pleasure for my eldest daughter. I brought home a Billie B Brown book one day and my daughter … [Read more...]

9 Awesome DIY Ideas for Kids Bookshelves

9 Awesome DIY Kids Bookshelves

My girls have a lot of books and I have been looking for shelving options for a narrow hallway so that I can store some books that I need to put away until AJ is a little older. As I was searching Pinterest for inspiration, I came across so many fabulous DIY ideas for children's bookshelves that I … [Read more...]

Kids Books 101: Parrot Carrot

Parrot Carrot

I have written before about the value of rhyme and the fun that playing around with rhyming words can add to early literacy development ( you'll find references in these posts - here, here and here). We recently received a copy of the newly released Parrot Carrot by Jol and Kate Temple (Allen … [Read more...]

A Family Book

Family book for babies and toddlers

When Immy was a baby I made her a simple photo album in a commercial plastic cover containing five photos of family members holding her as a nine week old infant. She loves looking at it and finding each person as I name them. Unfortunately, the book only had room for the five photos and this has … [Read more...]