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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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Why Books Are the Best Baby Shower Gift

Why Books Are the Best Baby Shower Gift

I think books make the best baby shower gift. Now, as you may know, I create gift baskets for small humans filled with books so I’m obviously a bit biased but there are some really good reasons why you should put books on the top of your list when it comes to looking at gift options for a baby shower. Here are my top five reasons why books make …

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12 Great Christmas Books for Kids

12 Great Christmas Books for Kids

There are, of course, lots of Christmas books for kids in the shops at this time of year. The covers feature reindeer, Santa and lots of snow and glitter and the books, at first glance, look like they might be fun. But take a closer look, turn a few pages and many of the books start to look a bit … well … gimmicky. A bit cartoon-y and boring. To me, the vast majority of these books lack charm …

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Sorry Day: The Perfect Book to Read Aloud

Sorry Day: The Perfect Book to Read Aloud

Tuesday 26 May 2020 is National Sorry Day in Australia and I have a wonderful picture book to share with you which is perfect for helping children understand why this day is important. It’s called Sorry Sorry and it’s a book you can share with children from about the age of four up. But first, a bit about National Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week.

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14 ANZAC Day Books for Children

14 ANZAC Day Books for Children

These ANZAC Day books for children are a wonderful way to introduce your child to the First World War and the Gallipoli campaign and to what life was like at that time in Australia. The books range from simple texts to books suitable for older children, including teenagers and even adults. Some of the books are non-fiction while others are …

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17 Best Easter Books for Children

17 Best Easter Books for Children

Here are 17 fun Easter-themed books for children which I hope you’ll enjoy sharing with your little ones. There’s a touch-and-feel book, some beautiful Easter board books for babies and a couple of non-fiction titles which do a good job of explaining the origins of our Easter celebrations and some of the symbols of Easter. I’ve also included a …

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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.