Reading

Why school libraries matter more than ever

In the digital age when information is everywhere, Michael Broadstock discovers school libraries are more important for students than ever, in this interview with Susan La Marca, from the School Library Association of Victoria.

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Sparkling reads: The 2021 Children’s Book of the Year Winners

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, celebrating writers who give our children stories that connect them to their communities.

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Great expectations: Believing in your child’s academic success can boost results

New research shows that parents optimistic about their child's maths and reading ability can encourage academic success, write Philip D. Parker, Jake Anders, Rhiannon Parker and Taren Sanders.

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Morris Gleitzman: Why our young people need stories more than ever

In the latest of our Best of The Parents Website series, we republish our interview with acclaimed children's author Morris Gleitzman when he was Australia's Children's Laureate. By Shane Green.

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10 children’s books on the ABCs: Anatomy, Boundaries and Consent

Literacy isn't the only type of ABC for young children to learn – now, more than ever, understanding Anatomy, Boundaries and Consent is increasingly important for children to have the tools and language on these topics.

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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.

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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.

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Young Dark Emu: A book review

Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first-person accounts in a book for younger readers, writes Natalie Moutafis.

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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.

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