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.
Evidence shows sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories helps break down stereotypes and prejudice. But these stories are absent from the majority of classroom literature.
Produced during a crisis, an emerging collection of books talk to kids about coronavirus.
A children's novelist chooses her favourite books to keep young people happy and absorbed while stuck at home.
In this time of natural destruction, children's books featuring Australian wildlife are critical to fostering environmental awareness in the next generation.
There's a long history of books being banned from public and school libraries.
The promotion of white middle-class ideas and lifestyles in children's books risks alienating children from minority groups. It could also give white middle-class children a sense of superiority.
The benefits from shared storybook reading do not depend on whether books are bought, borrowed or new or used. Some suggested read-aloud books for children aged about kindergarten to Grade 2.
When writing for adults, authors look towards capturing the five senses – sight, sounds, touch, taste and smell. When writing for children, however, writers should apply these story senses.
Food poverty is increasingly generating child victims, whose only salvation comes from donations of emergency food provisions.
British children's books are still not representing all British readers – but reflecting realities for readers of colour is possible if parties across the industry work together
When it comes to reading, choosing the books your child reads, forcing them to read at certain times and asking them questions about their books are all big no nos.
As the daughter in a Jewish family fleeing the Nazis, Judith Kerr's childhood was change, upheaval and deprivation. But this 'clever refugee girl' made her mark, creating stories of ideal childhood.
In children's literature, mothers are rarely more than anonymous homemakers – unless they are wicked queens.
In Australian picture books, family representation has been overwhelmingly traditional. But this may be changing.
Christmas annuals are still found countless trees but how did they become some popular in the first place?
Here's a bumper crop of thought-provoking and engaging novels for enquiring minds.
Learning to form friendships is a key part of growing up.
These books will kickstart a lifelong love of reading, and build a bedtime bond between parent and child.
Children will be responsible for the future protection of our fragile planet. Their knowledge and engagement are critical.