How to Look After Your Dinosaur

Playful endpapers set the scene for this story, showing a mailman hauling a giant dino egg wrapped in brown paper and marked fragile. Behind him is a sign shouting that eggs are on sale. A little boy looks surprised when he receives his huge parcel, but luckily this book is a guide to looking after…

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…

The Perfect Picnic

The Perfect Picnic sees two friends carefully pack a picnic, complete with crockery plates, a warm drink in a flask and a wonderfully creamy cake. But the path to their picnic spot takes them through thorny brambles which, unbeknownst to the pair, tears a hole in the picnic bag. As they search for the perfect…

Open Up Please

This book is so very funny. The ending made me gasp and laugh with surprise, even though I saw it coming. It’s beautifully simple in both words and pictures and perfectly executed. I’m yet to find a book by this author that I don’t like. While Open Up, Please is my favourite, Little Man really…

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…