Five on Friday: Five Fav Reads of the Week


I’ll be talking about these books on Facebook live at 4pm Brisbane time this Friday 11 January. Come and say hello – you’ll find my on my Children’s Books Daily Facebook page. If you can’t make 4pm never fear, I’ll save it to the page and will post it into the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook group…do come and join us there.

To purchase any of these titles or read more about them – click on title links!

‘Welcome’ by Mo Willems (board book)

‘Collecting Sunshine’ by Rachel Flynn. Illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie

‘Hey Awesome’ by Karen Young. Illustrated by Norvile Dovidonyte
(the first in this series is ‘Hey Warrior’ and I absolutely recommend getting both).

‘The House of Unexpected Sisters’ by Alexander McCall Smith.
(You can find the whole series here –  ‘No.1 Ladies Detective Agency’)

‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama
(I’m currently listening to the Audiobook narrated by Michelle herself and it’s FABULOUS. You can purchase it through Apple Books here or purchase the e-book below.)


The titles of each book takes you to the Australian based online bookstore Booktopia. You can also compare prices on Fishpond and Bookworld for Australian purchases.If you live in the US or would prefer to use Amazon click here. If you live in the UK or would prefer to use Book Depository click here. Purchases clicked through from the Children’s Books Daily site result in a small commission. Commission is used in part to maintain Children’s Books Daily and to support community groups which connect children with books.


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