Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel And the
Don't you just hate the feeling you get when the book you're enjoying so much is about to end? The pages which you…
Beatrix Potter: Scientist Naturalist Conservationist
Beatrix Potter is one of the best selling children's authors of all time. She was born in Kensington, London, on the…
Best Books for Kids By Australian Authors
I have had the privilege to read some of the best books for children. Many of them are classic books for kids because…
The Wind In the Willows: A Review
The Wind in the Willows was written in 1908 by Kenneth Grahame and for me it is the best children's book of all time.…
The Importance Of Illustrations In Children's
The Kate Greenaway medal acknowledges the importance of illustration in children's books. I enjoy reading beautiful…
Little Golden Books the Baby Boomers Friend
The Little Golden Books are a popular series of children’s books. They still sell in the millions today. Many baby…
Childrens Books Articles (40)
Doctor Seuss books
I have two very young children and they absolutely love Doctor Seuss books! As a result, my husband and I love Doctor Seuss books. I've heard the argument that they are not that good, from an educational point of view and I can understand this because there are a heap…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Mar 20, 2011  
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Aesop's Fables Little Sugar Coated Pills Of Wisdom
Do you know the story of the hare and the tortoise? The story where the tortoise wins the race and the hare that was too confident about his running loses. How did you react to his sneering of the plodding tortoise? I felt he was heading for a fall! The…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 31, 2014  
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Book Review: The Book Thief By Markus Zusak
Parents, this book review contains spoilers. But you don't have time to read the book yourself anyway, right? That's why you're reading this review. You need to be able to tell at a glance whether or not The Book Thief is appropriate for your child. So let's get started... Description…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Dec 15, 2011  
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Classic Children's Stories
Every year thousands of books are published but they don't become classic books for children. Very few of them survive more than one printing or reach classic status. By this, I mean a book that is known by at least two generations of children. It is a book parents remember…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 17, 2014  
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Australia’s Home Grown Favourite Children’s Books
In June 2013 “Get Reading “ the Australian Government initiative to get Australian’s to read for pleasure set out to find the 100 favourite Australian books. It was an Australia wide survey and people responded through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and through the ‘Get Reading’ website. There were more than…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 27, 2014  
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The Enid Blyton Phenomenon
Enid Blyton was born in East Dulwich, a suburb of London, on the 11 August 1897. She died in 1968 aged 71. She is one of the world’s bestselling children’s authors having written over 700 titles. Her books sell worldwide. It is estimated her sales are over 400 million copies.…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 11, 2014  
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Can I Read My Stephen King Books?
I have not read any Stephen King novels. I have tried reading a couple but could not get into them. His books are horror, fantasy and science fiction genres which I don’t enjoy reading. However, he has written one of the most enjoyable books I have read in the past…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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A Wimpy Kid is the New Harry Potter
Another book series has entered the best-selling books list and there are more to come. When a nine-year-old boy says, he has read eight books of the series ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid in four weeks it is a sign to check these books out. Although I was aware of…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 01, 2014  
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Children's Classic Books Are The Perfect Gift
For a child's birthday, everyone wants to get the perfect birthday present that will not only be fun, but educational as well. There are few gifts, however, that are perfect for both children and adults. Selecting one of the many children's classic books available is one gift idea that is…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Aug 01, 2012  
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The Wind In the Willows: A Review
The Wind in the Willows was written in 1908 by Kenneth Grahame and for me it is the best children's book of all time. It is a classic children’s book, never out of print, with numerous editions. It has been adapted for television, film and stage. Many high profile actors…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 18, 2014  
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Cat And Hat Two Rhyming Words That Lead to A Best Seller
The Cat in the Hat was written by Dr Seuss (pen name of Theodore (Ted) Geisel) and this book came about by chance. As usual there was an argument about how to teach young children to read. The books being used were regarded as unsuitable. The arguing still goes on…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Best Books for Kids By Australian Authors
I have had the privilege to read some of the best books for children. Many of them are classic books for kids because they are handed down through the generations. As a teacher librarian, I had access to many of the best books to read to children available and to…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Do You Want to Write for Children?
I told an acquaintance of mine that I thought writing for children must be very satisfying. He was amazed at my comment. For him, authors wrote for children because they were not good enough to write for adults. I thought this was an incredibly unenlightened comment. But writing for children…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 23, 2014  
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The Famous Five Series to Hit the Movie Screens Again
The theatrical rights to the ‘Famous Five’ series by Enid Blyton have been acquired by the UK production company ‘Working Title.’ The ‘Famous Five’ are Julian, Dick, Anne, George (short for Georgina) and Timmy, the dog. The books have been best sellers for 70 years. Another ‘Famous Five’ movie is…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel And the Power Of Sequels
Don't you just hate the feeling you get when the book you're enjoying so much is about to end? The pages which you could hardly wait to read are getting fewer and fewer, the characters who's everyday encounters amused you so much are taking their last steps in untangling the…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Dec 07, 2012  
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The World Of Children’s Books is Changing
‘Publishers Weekly’ is an influential weekly American publication. Its targeted audience is publishers, literary agents, librarians and booksellers. Today it is also available online. It has been published continuously since 1872. Its tagline is “The International News Magazine of Book Publishing and Book Selling” There are 51 issues a year.…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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The Importance Of Fairy And Folk Tales
Fairy Tales are more than ancient stories passed down from generation to generation. Thousands of tales are written and published every year. Humans love stories. Fairy tales began as an oral tradition. The best of them survive today. During the fifteenth sixteenth and seventeenth century fairy tales were written down.…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 28, 2014  
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Boys Books Stereotypes And A Horrifying Statistic
A disconcerting number of boys are reluctant readers. They prefer playing sport, video games and with tablets. Many of our boys will be unprepared for the new world order. It is estimated that one-third of boys in Australia do not have adequate reading skills. Some of the reasons presented for…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Phonics for Kids - Help Your Child Read And Write Better
My book: Phonics for Kids: Help Your Child Read and Write Better was written because I wanted to inform parents, teachers and caregivers of young children about the process of learning to read. This book is a reading resource intended for: Parents of children with reading difficulties Parents who want…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 24, 2014  
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Magic Faraway Tree Series to Be A Feature Film
Enid Blyton is a much-loved English author with a volume of work that would be near impossible to match. The rights to her work have been made available to various people. Another of her series, The Magic Faraway Tree is being filmed at present. It will follow the latest ‘Famous…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Inspirational Books For Your Kids
Finding that perfect gift for your child is not always easy. Each child has his or her own interests. They usually spent their time in playing some type of games. One perfect gift that gives a thrill to any child is a personalized book. Personalized books enable the child to…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Mar 13, 2013  
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Bible Stories for Kids
I was introduced to Bible Stories as a young child. It was assumed that the Bible had a place in every home and families read it together. I am not saying every family did. Every week we had Bible stories in class and I went to a government school. The…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 19, 2014  
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As the Twig is Bent: The Life And Times Of Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen is well loved around the world for his contribution to children’s literature. He is remembered for his classic fairy tales who inspire both adults and children. He is a Danish author who wrote plays, novels and poems and travelogues, but he is best known for his children’s…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 30, 2014  
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Recommended Books By the American Library Association
To introduce great literature to children, is a noble gesture. Imagination grows and language develops through books. The American Library Association gives good choices for all types of books to read. However, information about the Library Association's suggestions for children's books are discussed here. Reading to children 4 to 8…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   May 09, 2011  
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Little Golden Books the Baby Boomers Friend
The Little Golden Books are a popular series of children’s books. They still sell in the millions today. Many baby boomers remember them and many have a Golden Books collection. I still have my favourite little Golden Book, ‘The Five Little Firemen with its illustration of the fat lady being…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 15, 2014  
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Beatrix Potter: Scientist Naturalist Conservationist And Best Selling Author
Beatrix Potter is one of the best selling children's authors of all time. She was born in Kensington, London, on the 28th of July 1866. She died on the 22nd of December 1943. Beatrix Potter was not a woman of her time. She had courage and intelligence and she escaped…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 26, 2014  
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Percy Jackson And the Olympians Series
You are probably eagerly awaiting the second movie, but did you know that Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series is a set of five books by Rick Riordan. The novels in order are: The Lightening Thief The Sea of Monsters The Curse of the Titan The Battle of the Labyrinth…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Aug 10, 2013  
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How to Teach A Child to Read: A Summary Of The Teaching Of Reading to Infants
Because learning to read is imperative in today’s society there has been an enormous amount of research undertaken. The theories of reading are numerous, but you can probably place them in the whole language basket or the phonics tray. Adults often forget that learning to read is challenging and needs…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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The Importance Of Illustrations In Children's Books
The Kate Greenaway medal acknowledges the importance of illustration in children's books. I enjoy reading beautiful picture stories where the illustrations are just as important as the text. Without the illustrations, the story could not exist. I think that illustrators are often overlooked. Often the author and the illustrator never…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 30, 2014  
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Go the F*ck to Sleep! – A Success Of Viral Marketing
The current #1 bestselling book on Amazon is ‘Go the F*ck to Sleep’, a bedtime story for the frustrated and despairing parent when the little one just wants ‘one more bedtime story’. Again. ‘Go the F*ck to Sleep’ is a story for the real world where a cute story (with…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   May 15, 2011  
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