Books we Love

Find a growing list of our favourite books, books for kids and parents and books by local authors that we love. One of the greatest gifts we can give to our children that will set them up for life, both academically and emotionally, is the ability to read.

Reading with our children and developing their reading skills helps to encourage their own love of reading and in turn will foster their creativity, imagination and learning capabilities.  Here you will find lists of some fantastic kids books, ones that we love and recommend for all families.

Where can I buy these books?

Where possible we will link back to the local bookshop or preferred distributor of a local author. In some cases, there may be an affiliate link to a larger online bookshop for more well-known books particularly parenting books.

What is Lily’s Balloon about? We all need a gentle reminder to stop, look around and see the big picture sometimes.  When Lily finds a beautiful, big, shiny balloon, she wants to keep it forever – but what if somebody else needs it more?
What Is The Daddy Shop About? The Father and Son Picnic is coming up, but Daddy can’t go with Tai because he’s working. When
What Cloud Conductor is about We’ve all tried to glimpse shapes in the clouds as kids. We’ve pointed out fluffy white
Every child loves to be read to.  It’s a bedtime routine staple that has been encouraged by teachers and educational
 “You want a magic potion to make your kids brighter? Give them books.” – Jackie French, award-winning Australian
Parents of children with dyslexia will know how difficult it can be for their child to keep up with their schoolwork. After
Emily Brown and The Thing is an award-winning children’s storybook that cleverly humanises childhood fears that surface during
What the books are about According to my 7 year old, The Bad Guys series of books is so good that after never reading a single
For those small boys who can read, yet really rather wouldn’t, here’s something quite different. Four little kids' books
ANZAC Day is fast approaching and as one of the most important historical dates in our country’s calendar it is one that,
Making Mindful Magic is a picture book for children, especially designed for parents and teachers to share the mindfulness
Like most six-year-olds, my little girls love fairies - Tinkerbell especially -  so I wanted to see what they thought of the
The Gruffalo's Child is just the right amount of scary to make a small child snuggle in close - but not be too scared to go to
Easter is one of the best holidays ever - chocolate, hot-cross buns, Easter egg hunts, an extra-long weekend and gorgeous Autumn
Book Week 2015 is fast approaching and whilst children, schools and libraries nation-wide prepare for this literary celebration,
I have always been one of those nerdy types who when filling out a questionnaire about what I would love to be doing I would
Children mirror their parents and what better way to spend your time reading than knowing your child is watching what you do and
Imagine Travelling to the most mysterious and unusual places 4 Elves on a journey discovering other kingdoms.. sounds like an
As a mum do we even have time to read? I think not, so when a friend recommended this book I bought it with the intention of
Mem Fox’s Ten Read Aloud Commandments1. Spend at least ten wildly happy minutes every single day reading

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