My first child has a lovely baby book, full of anecdotes, photos and locks of hair. Second child has an empty baby book...totally empty. Not a thing. Fortunately ChickPea is a resilient second child and...

Kate Ritchie is probably much better known to all of you as 1/3 of the nations number one drive show. Or perhaps you remember her fondly as Sally Fletcher, who Ritchie played on Home and Away between...

...according to me anyway! Oh me, oh my how I wish I was a clever as the authors and illustrators of the books below! How cleverly they manage to capture the attention of children and...

Preparing for a New Sibling with Books Review of 'Too Busy Sleeping' Over the years, I've been asked on numerous occasions for books which will assist when introducing the idea of a new sibling. I have...

Books about Love, Love, Love Whilst I'm not really a fan of Valentines Day and all that jazz, I do love books about love.   There is nothing better than settling into bed with a...
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Ten of the Best Children's Classics Classics are books that have stood the test of time and still remain relevant and popular. Many parents love reading the classics with or to their children and remembering...

Top Ten Counting Books for Children I love gifting counting or alphabet books to newborn babies (for more newborn baby gifts see here) as learning numbers and letters really is the basis for early literacy...

Review of 'Counting Aussie Animals in my Backyard' Written and illustrated by Bronwyn Houston Publisher: Magabala Books Age Range: Babies - Early Childhood Themes: Australia; Australian animals; backyard; counting; numeracy. To add this book to your home, school or library...

The Gift of Words: Book Gifts for Newborns and Parents Selecting books and gifts for newborn babies is one of my most favourite things to do. I actually don’t love newborns…my own were terrifying, and...

Review of ‘Dreamers’ Written by Ezekiel Kwaymullina. Illustrated by Sally Morgan. Publisher: Fremantle Press Age Range: early childhood and dreamers of all ages. Themes: Aboriginal Australians; dreamtime; dreaming; children; childhood; imagination; play; wonder. To add this book to your...