Best of the Web: TED’s inspiring holiday book list, the day the school saved my son’s life, and more…

TED's list of 68 books to inspire, a moving account of how quick-thinking school staff saved a boy's life, and helping the class of 2020 meet life's challenges.


Best of the Web: What to do when your child encounters online porn, coping with uncertainty, and the delights of storytime

Expert advice for parents when their child encounters pornography online, strategies to live in our uncertain world, and the joy when little ones discover books.


You’re in my body bubble Mum: A book review

In her efforts to empower and educate her children on personal body safety, Natalie Moutafis reviews the picture book My Body! What I say Goes! aimed at younger children and their grown-ups.


Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: A book review

Natalie Moutafis found a fun - and noisy - way to introduce philosophical concepts to young children with Mo Willems' award-winning book.


Old Man Emu: A book review

The Australian song that launched John Williamson's career celebrates its 50th anniversary with a children's book adaptation, writes Natalie Moutafis.


Best books for kids: Book of the Year winners

The Book of the Year awards from the Children's Book Council of Australia have been announced, exploring themes that will resonate with young readers in a year of big challenges.


Best of the Web: Books to encourage reluctant readers, taming ‘dad anger’, and more…

Maggie Dent's list of books to get kids reading, how one dad took action to control his temper, and how lockdown is resulting in more kids getting mental health support.


Hooray for haiku at home

Diane Bourke explores the wonderful world of haiku – a perfect family activity as we spend more time at home. Her tips and advice will help kids and parents discover the magic that three lines can convey.


Best of the Web: The joys of daily walks with my six-year-old, Roald Dahl Story Day, and more

How one mother is being reminded by her young daughter of the resilience of kids, ideas for a Roald Dahl party, and the parent v non-parent workplace divide in lockdown.