Children’s books implicitly shape the minds of young readers - and are covertly censored in many ways. But revising occasional words will usually not shift the values regarded as outdated in the text.
Disability representation in books is an important part of diversity and inclusion.
Edwina Preston tells why her favourite literary heroine is Seven Little Australians’ Judy Woolcot and her ‘bone-true authenticity of self’ – beating fellow tomboys Jo March and Anne Shirley.
How can you get your kids to read this summer? Research has found they respond well to reading non-fiction – so we’ve gathered 6 top non-fiction books, recommended by the kids themselves.
With his delightful drawings for children’s books, the British illustrator has helped to promote and preserve a rich graphic arts heritage in the UK.
Following the life of young Joseph Coppock, Treacle Walker is about making sense of the world around us.
Because bias is learned from a very early age, reading and learning about diverse experiences cannot start too soon. Here are five Australian picture books that centre on queer stories.
The books aim to write women back into history for children to see that women are able to take up powerful positions in society.
‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ is one of the most famous American poems. But who wrote it?
Whether in defeat or victory, each Olympian’s story is one of dedication and perseverance. Children’s authors have long cottoned on to their literary potential
For parents, skin colour is often a difficult subject and dealing with it through storytelling can be a useful aid.
Picture books and young adult biographies can introduce kids to design-based thinking and engineering habits like creativity and persistence.
Beverly Cleary once said that her fans love Ramona ‘because she does not learn to be a better girl.’
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.
We have compiled a list of award-winning or shortlisted picture books that depict various aspects of diversity.
He called them ‘stinkers’ and ‘nauseating little warts’, but author Roald Dahl’s characterisation of children as vulnerable is necessary for them to ultimately triumph.
Children who may not want to read for pleasure can be influenced to take it up.
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.
Simply drawn, universally appealing. A new exhibition provides an opportunity to marvel at Miffy’s global success.
A study shows there is a lack of ethnic and other diversity in award-winning early childhood picture books. This means our children are still getting a narrow window of the world.