Children need to connect with Australia’s bountiful variety of trees. New picture books are helping them to do so.
Eric Carle’s famous book about a caterpillar was originally about a book worm.
From talking about death to understanding grief, these picture books can help parents start a difficult conversation about death with young children.
Anguished cries of ‘cancel culture’ rang out with news that six Dr Seuss books would be shelved. But canceling Dr Seuss is not possible, nor is it the best way to build diversity and understanding.
At the turn of the 20th century, with few children’s books featuring Black characters, one young editor implored his peers to ‘Let us make the world know that we are living.’
Written by Kenneth Grahame as a story for his young son, The Wind in the Willows has also been read as a social satire and a gay allegory.
A researcher who explored 500 picture books created by authors or illustrators living in Canada suggests books that are extraordinary in both text and illustration.
Research shows action is needed to get more kids reading for pleasure – especially those from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds.
Here are some books that will make reading time more enjoyable for children and the adults reading to or with them.
As a child, there is unbound magic in a garden and during COVID-19 many of us adults discovered their importance anew.
A new film version of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden opens today. First published in 1911, the novel foregrounds Edwardian beliefs about the importance of gardens that still resonate.
The COVID-19 pandemic provides parents with an opportunity to consider selecting books that address issues confronting children globally.
Limited promotion and marketing budgets reinforce false ideas about how well diverse books and writers will sell. This leads to a negative cycle for black, Asian and minority ethnic writers.
Produced during a crisis, an emerging collection of books talk to kids about coronavirus.
It might seem like nostalgic escapism, but the show has a revisionist impulse at its heart.
A list of 5 great reads for young critical thinkers and the adults in their lives — in time for holiday gift-giving.
Boys are scientists, girls are ballerinas - that’s if girls appear at all. A recent analysis of bestselling picture books shows gender stereotypes are alive and well.
The book took eight years from conception to publication. In the earliest dummy, the monsters that millions have grown to love actually started out as horses.
Later animations have told the tale of Peter Rabbit and friends, but none have reflected the power of the original.
These books will kickstart a lifelong love of reading, and build a bedtime bond between parent and child.