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?

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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...