Board Book Adventures
We love board books! These sturdy little books are great for young children. Full of all the same favourite stories and fun illustrations, but with no fear of bending or tearing pages if the little ones get excited!
Wombat's Birthday Surprise
Wombat's birthday is here and his friends are giving him a special surprise: a birthday party full of yummy party treats, just for Wombat! But, will sleepy wombat wake up in time for his birthday surprise?
Captain Kangaroo and the Footy Final
It's that time of the year, the time when football season ends, but not before the biggest, most important game, especially for Captain Kangaroo!
Our favourite Australian pilot and his animal friends are back for the big grand final match in the Aussie outback! Captain Kangaroo and the Footy Final, features familiar fun and eye-catching illustrations from Mandy Foot, as the two teams of Australian animals compete for the grand final cup.
We Love You, Hugless Douglas
Hugless Douglas is back!
David Melling takes us on another fun and exciting journey with our favourite huggable bear in We Love You, Hugless Douglas! This time, Douglas is going on a best friend hunt; but who wouldn’t want to be best friends with this bear? We’re putting our hands up to go on his list.
Ever wondered what zoo animals are like at night? Douglas Holgate takes us on a fun nightly adventure through the zoo, in Zoo Sleepover! Available now, where all good books are found.
We Love Illustrators
A picture tells a thousand words... That’s why this month we’re celebrating our love for Illustrators! Without their artistic talents there would be no picture books; and we can’t get enough of picture books.
We've decided to highlight a few of our favourite Illustrators this month.
Where’s My Potty?
Toilet training - hard
Ever had trouble toilet training the little ones?
We know how difficult it can be. The struggle learning to go to the toilet alone and make the step up to big kid toilets can be hard, but with a little push we know it can be done; especially after meeting Max the adorable baby gorilla.
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
When the sun goes down, and the lights turn off, it’s the time when things go bump in the night. This is a scary time for kids, a time when a fear of the dark sometimes takes hold.Read more
Sturdy Books for Little Hands
We know kids can get a little excited when it comes to reading. But there’s no need to worry about breaking books at playtime with the gorgeous and fun board book editions of some of our favourite reads! With these sturdy books, you can read them anywhere.Read more
We Love School
Q: What happens when big brother or sister has left for big school and a little one is still at home alone with mum or dad?Read more
A BEARable Friendship
It’s not uncommon for kids, and even adults, to sometimes feel a bit lonely. Making friends doesn’t always come easily and can be twice as challenging for little ones if they’ve recently moved house or changed schools.Read more
Children are inquisitive by nature. They just want to know about everything! Reading to little ones before bedtime is not only a great way to help them sleep; it can turn into a mini history lesson. Why not start by introducing them to the world of dinosaurs? Dinosaurs in picture books can range from being friendly, gentle and funny characters, to fierce, wild and intelligent beasts that boys (and girls!) of all ages will enjoy reading about.Read more
New Sibling Anxiety
It is fun being an only child, but it’s also pretty cool to have someone to play with! Little ones can feel a little anxious about the arrival of a new family member but may not know how to talk about it. Reading books about welcoming a new baby, or that include stories about brothers or sisters, can help ease any anxious feelings. It can also help open up a discussion, or introduce the topic if they aren’t already aware.Read more
Mandy Foot is an illustrator, designer and above-all an animal lover who works in a studio also occupied by two sheepdogs, Cody and Mav, and a cat affectionately known as Kung Fu Maow Maow. She currently works for the Adelaide Zoo Education service where she has been able to draw just about every animal there is.Read more
Melissa Gassman is one of the mums behind Kleenex Mums. She helped create www.kleenexmums.com.au as source of advice and therapy support for mum’s just like herself, trying to navigate the crazy, fun and immensely challenging rewarding world of motherhood.Read more
Jessica Shirvington is a busy mum, wife of television presenter and former Olympic sprinter Matt Shirvington, and author of the phenomenal new dark and sexy paranormal romance, Embrace. For more info about Jessica and Embrace,...Read more
Tania McCartney is an author, publisher, editor, blogger and book-obsessed writing addict who has been penning books since her early years. Her popular children’s book blog, Kids’ Book Review, can be found at: www.kids-book-review.blogspot.comRead more
For many parents, our children’s bedtime is where we fall at the gate. Spectacularly. It’s usually been a long day, and I know having wrangled with my seven-year-old over homework, having coped with Miss Medium’s meltdowns and tussled with an over-tired toddler, bedtime is my Armageddon.Read more