The owner of Robinsons Bookshop has listed several kinds of books ‘missing’ from its shelves, including ‘kids picture books with just white kids on the cover’.
March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility. These 5 books for young readers raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of gender differences in age-appropriate ways.
It’s counterproductive to push your child to read a whole chapter book independently if they are not ready. You might turn them off reading altogether. Here’s what to do instead.
Much of his work was imbued with a sense of the end, so it is fitting to look back at three of his best works to mark the illustrator’s passing
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.
Research shows reading books with diverse characters and story-lines helps children develop a greater understanding and appreciation of people different to themselves.
Picture books and young adult biographies can introduce kids to design-based thinking and engineering habits like creativity and persistence.
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.
We have compiled a list of award-winning or shortlisted picture books that depict various aspects of diversity.
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.
Here are some books that will make reading time more enjoyable for children and the adults reading to or with them.
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.
Books improve kids’ vocabulary, challenge gender stereotypes, teach maths and science concepts and help foster the imagination. Here are some suggestions of picture books that do all these things.
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.
In Australian picture books, family representation has been overwhelmingly traditional. But this may be changing.
The confidence to navigate between cultures and languages is essential in the world today. Start the education this holiday, with adventure stories from Guam to the North Pole.
Psychology researchers bring infants into the lab to learn more about how shared book reading influences brain and behavioral development.
Stories that create connection, comfort and security aren’t just perfect holiday reading. They also provide inspiration - a vision of how life should be.