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Where is the Green Sheep?

Where is the Green Sheep?

Mem Fox’s ‘Where is the Green Sheep?’ has been super-popular with children and adults since it was first released in 2004 and it’s now available in various formats. It’s been translated into many different languages and it’s beloved by millions of children around the world. So why is that? What is it about this one book that appeals so much to young children?

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Science Books for Babies!

Science Books for Babies!

On this page you’ll find some really gorgeous science books for babies. These are larger-format board books and they’re just perfect for gifting to little ones who’ve been born into science-loving families. The science books for babies I feature here were all written by Chris Ferrie, a father of four and a physicist who works at the University of Technology …

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Picture Books About Children With a Limb Difference

Picture Books About Children With a Limb Difference

On this page you’ll find some wonderful picture books about children who have a limb difference. So what is a limb difference? A limb difference is when one or more of a person’s arms, legs, hands and/or feet are not the same as the standard-issue limbs most people have when they are born. In the past, people …

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Phonological Awareness

Phonological Awareness

What is phonological awareness and why does it matter? Phonological awareness is an awareness of and a sensitivity to the sound structure of language. It’s a listening skill and it matters because many, many research studies over the years have shown that it’s a critical skill for children to have before they start learning to read. In fact, phonological …

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10 Best Board Books by Indigenous Authors

10 Best Board Books by Indigenous Authors

In recent times there have been some beautiful board books for babies and toddlers written by Aboriginal authors and I’m really excited to share my favourites with you. These books simply did not exist my own children were small. In fact, twenty years ago I was unable to find any children’s books at all …

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5 Perfect Books to Give as a New Baby Gift

5 Perfect Books to Give as a New Baby Gift

Let's talk about giving books as a new baby gift. If, like me, you love to read, books are probably your go-to gift for small humans. And, really, what could be more wonderful than giving a beautiful book to a new baby to start him or her on their reading journey?...

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International Women’s Day Books for Kids

International Women’s Day Books for Kids

International Women’s Day 2021 is on Monday 8 March and I’ve got ten great books for you to share with your children to help kick-start a discussion about this important day. So why do we have an International Women’s Day? Throughout history, as human beings have sought to push the boundaries of knowledge and exploration, women have been at …

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What is a Refugee?

What is a Refugee?

What is a refugee? It’s a question I hear often from children. I teach across a number of primary schools in Sydney and have a couple of lessons and activities I do around the experience of refugees. Interestingly, though the word ‘refugee’ comes up a lot in the media and children hear it all the time, I find that many children don’t actually know what makes a person a refugee.

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Hello!

I’m Felicity.

I blog about children’s books and reading and about their potential for enriching the lives of young humans.

I review picture books, board books and sometimes books for older children.

As well as being a lover of all things to do with books and reading, I’m a mum of three young adults and a primary school teacher.

I also create gift baskets filled with the very best books for children from newborns to four-year-olds.

Welcome. It’s nice to meet you.