Game Day

​It’s no secret my family is into basketball, so I am a bit excited to show you the first two books in a new series being launched this week by Aussie basketball star Patty Mills.  Mills plays in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs, is a triple Olympian and the first (and only) Indigenous…

I Just Ate My Friend

​This story had us all in giggles and very glad we don’t have any monster friends! It begins with a wide-eyed monster telling us he has just eaten his friend. He’s most upset about it and can’t seem to make any new friends. Funny that!  This book is fun to read aloud – very loudly…

Through the Gate

This book is wonderful. It’s beautifully poignant and genius in its simplicity. And the illustrations are irrisistible. My little man, 4, asks for it every night and his sisters, 8, put down their books to share this story with us too. It’s about a girl who has just moved to a new house, in a…

Fat Pat

My Little Man loves this story about an overweight dog named Pat who’s unhappy about being put on a diet. I think it’s the pictures that make it such a favourite. The illustrations expand on the text beautifully, showing us what has happened to Pat to make him fat and the lifestyle changes he needs…

The Extra Button

This is a delightful story written by an Aussie mum who wanted a way to introduce the concept of donor conception to her twins from a young age. While the story has a message, it’s very subtle and the book stands alone as a lovely story to read to your children, however they came to…